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The Ken Carmichael Golf Scholarship at Bethany College will be awarded annually for several years in memory of the Rev. Ken Carmichael. The first recipient to be honored is James Tisdale.
Dorothy McGowan Carmichael, Bethany graduate of 1961, started the scholarship in honor of her late husband, Ken Carmichael. Ken, also a graduate of 1961, was a longtime avid golfer and Lutheran minister before he retired to Lindsborg in 2002. The Carmichaels' daughter, Suzanne, and son, Scott, are also Bethany Swedes.
"Ken was always so positive about Bethany and about life," says Warren Olson, assistant vice president of advancement. "I always enjoyed my times with him at the golf course and at community events after the Carmichaels moved to Lindsborg."
Tisdale, a junior from Liverpool, England, has been with Bethany since his freshman year. In 2012, he led the conference in individual points (197.5) earning him KCAC Player of the Year honors. Tisdale was awarded last year with the Class Act Champion of Character Award at the National Tournament. He was slated to play in the tournament but a leg injury just days prior to the tournament kept him out. It was the first time the award was given to a non-participant.
Head Golf Coach Jon Daniels says, "James' golf game has improved in his time here, and he is one of the best. He is certainly deserving of the scholarship."