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LaCroix, documentaries and grandkids


Four of your Bethel University professors list their summer memories, childhood dreams and favorite Royal Grounds drinks.

Walking into your first college class can be intimidating, but knowing your professors can help ease some nerves. Ever wonder how they take their coffee or what they wanted to be as an eight year old? Some of them teach QWILT or Humanities – a series of courses fulfilling the general education requirement. Some of these professors teach the first-year classes for the most popular majors at Bethel from nursing to business to biokinetics. Or they teach classes with tags (the letter behind the number on some classes) that you will probably take this year. But more than anything, they are excited to meet you. No need to be scared (Trust me, I know, I was you once). Meet them here and learn some Bethel lingo along the way. Find the professors in your major and the ones teaching your classes this year, 

Disclaimer: Some answers have been edited for grammatical errors and clarity.

Brandon Winters | Chemistry

Favorite DC meal: I love the lobster bisque in the DC, but typically I enjoy the tacos most regularly.

Favorite place to be alone: My microscope lab or the Wellness Center for a workout

Teaching essential: I either have my thermal mug, it’s almost 20 years old, or a can of LaCroix sparkling water.

Amy Gorowsky | Biology

Favorite RG drink: Iced crafted press

Favorite Bethel tradition: The Wellbeing Challenge.

What they wanted to be as an 8-year-old: A professional soccer player

Teaching essential: There’s too many, I have a whole set-up. It’s always nice when the classroom computer and projector are functional.

Scott Winter | English and Journalism

Favorite summer memory: I traveled and worked with student journalists on a documentary that follows two families who tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. One made it. One didn’t.

Favorite place to be alone: A few faculty friends and I do laps outside, then inside in the winter.

Bryan Olson | Education and Natural Sciences

Favorite summer memory: Visiting with eight Grandkids. Celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. Seeing our oldest granddaughter graduate from high school.

What they wanted to be as an 8-year-old: Forest Ranger

What they are looking forward to this semester: Sharing some of my experiences from when I taught school for many years. 

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