Social Media Shout Outs - Geneva College, a Christian College in Pennsylvania (PA)

Faculty & Staff

Social Media Shout Outs


Dr. Gordon Richards
Engineering & Computer Science

Nathanael "Dr. Richards has always taken a personal interest in me and the success of my learning within the computer science department. It's teachers like Dr. Richards that make Geneva such a great place."

David A. Essig
Biology

Michael "Dr. David Essig knows his stuff – and helps us to learn it too."

Wendy R. Shidemantle
Languages & Culture

Heather “Professor Wendy Shidemantle taught me how to converse and learn in Spanish. Our class was like a little family, it felt so lovely being in class together and being welcomed into her home. I still am friends with people from that class. She gave me a chance to teach other students and further my own education.”

Wendy R. Shidemantle
Languages & Culture

Heather “Dr. Scott and Wendy Shidemantle invited me to stay in their home when I had a rough time at home and I was a tenant in their apartment during a summer vacation. I didn't realize how much they both gave me until years later when I excitedly told Wendy about my first pregnancy. They weren't just teachers, but fellow life livers, if that makes sense. I loved my time at Geneva, I have pretty much all I do now because of my time there.”

Terry Thomas
Bible, Christian Ministries & Philosophy

Amy “Dr. Terry Thomas is the best, for sure.”

Terry Thomas
Bible, Christian Ministries & Philosophy

Sam “There is only one Terry Thomas – he teaches Biblical truths one minute and has us laughing seconds later, or maybe at the same time.”

Terri Williams
Psychology, Counseling & Human Services

Savannah “Terri Robinson Williams & Diana Nichols Rice both made such a positive impact on my life. They went above and beyond the title ‘professor.’ I can't thank them enough for being with me through some of the most challenging years not only academically, but in everyday life too! Both ladies are so special to me!”

Terri Williams
Psychology, Counseling & Human Services

Jeff “Dr. Terri Williams and Dr. Paul Harvey certainly played a formative role in my own professional career as a clinical psychologist and psychology teacher. And also Dr. Holland, who was actually my advisor at Geneva and help me setup my first undergraduate practical experience.”

Stephanie Schindel
Psychology, Counseling & Human Services

Rebecca “Stephanie Schindel had a way of teaching that would move you and make you feel things, particularly in regards to discussions about populations that tend to be judged more harshly. Now in a position of educating others on one such topic, I find myself emulating what I found so moving about her classes.”

Stephanie Schindel
Psychology, Counseling & Human Services

Emily “Stephanie Schindel was not only an amazing teacher but an example of the Christian woman, wife and mother I wanted to become. I also looked forward to every class with Dave Guthrie and Brad Frey!”

Shirley Kilpatrick
English

Julia “Mrs. Kilpatrick showed me a love for our beautiful glorious God that I've never known. And also dr. Byron G. Curtis . I consider him a father in the faith for me. Can't count how many times I saw him cry out of sheer joy for Jesus. Good stuff. I love Geneva!”

Sean Doyle
History, Political Science & Sociology

Rachel “Is it possible to have a favorite? I love all my profs! Doyle, Curtis, Holliday, Miller, Smidt, Shidemantle, Doc Smith, Coach Kephart, Williams, too many to name!”

C. Scott Shidemantle
Bible, Christian Ministries & Philosophy

Lydia "Dr. Scott Shidemantle has been such a blessing to me both academically and spiritually. Not to mention all the classes I took with him were my favorites of my college career."

C. Scott Shidemantle
Bible, Christian Ministries & Philosophy

Rachel “Is it possible to have a favorite? I love all my profs! Shidemantle, Curtis, Holliday, Miller, Doyle, Smidt, Doc Smith, Coach Kephart, Williams, too many to name!”

Rodney C. Austin
Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics

Hannah “You can’t sit in a classroom taught by Rodney Austin or Dr. John Stahl without realizing that the world and everything in it is created by an amazing, intelligent God. Those two, especially, made chemistry understandable.”

Mildred L. Johnson
Psychology, Counseling & Human Services

Hayley "Oh my. I have so many favorites but I can narrow it down. Dr. Millie Johnson has been such a huge blessing to me and to many other students by being there when we need someone to talk to. I don't know what I would do without her!"

Mildred L. Johnson
Psychology, Counseling & Human Services

Sadie “Mildred Louise Boyd-Johnson and Stephanie Schindel definitely made an impact in my life! I am so blessed to know both of them and to have had the opportunity to have classes with them! They are definitely two gems at Geneva!”

Kerry Charles McMahon
Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics

Alyssa “Dr. Kerry McMahon! He is so easy to talk to. When I don't understand something I'm never afraid to ask him for his help. He models his faith in and outside of the class room. Without his guidance I would still not fully understand why we needed to take humanities classes as STEM majors.”

Keith Martel
M.A. Higher Ed.

Dan “Keith Martel and Michael Barbato forever changed how I viewed myself, my faith, my vocation and the world. The single most important lesson I've learned was in a classroom outside the classroom.”

Jonathan M. Watt
Bible, Christian Ministries & Philosophy

Heather “Dr. Watt made class an interactive exchange, fostering creativity and free thinking while still remaining true to theology and doctrine. He brought the world to us and taught us how to engage it respectfully. He could pinpoint where we grew up to a twenty mile radius, I swear, just by how we said certain words. And the first day of my college career, 8 a.m. Bible survey, he showed us how to successfully decapitate someone ala Old Testament, it was perfect.”

Jonathan M. Watt
Bible, Christian Ministries & Philosophy

Michelle “Dr. Jonathan Watt convinced me to stay after my first semester when I wanted to give up, and I ended up graduating from Geneva. What a blessing he was to me.”

John W. Stahl
Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics

Jennifer “Dr. Stahl had the faith in me that got me to graduate school, and eventually landed me here in Texas working for one of the largest chemical companies in the world. I thought he was nuts when he told me to apply, and even more stunned when Bucknell wanted me as a student.”

John W. Stahl
Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics

Lynn “Dr. John Stahl, Dr. Roy Adams, Dr. David Badger, Dr. Phil Holladay, Dr. John Bock Shaefer, Dr. Leeann Molnar, and Dr. David Carson are the most memorable to me.”

Joel S. Ward
Communication

Susan “Professor Joel Ward is great – he encourages us to think deeply and personally about everything we learn.”

Jeffrey Schindel
Communication

Alison “Jeff Schindel. I had 5 classes with him one semester and when life hit me HARD and I was struggling to even get though the day, he gave me a second chance when I should have failed every class that semester. He had compassion for me. He gave me MERCY. Without that gift I don't know where I would be right now but would not have a BA and a job at a Fortune 500 company like I do today. So thankful for that man.”

Jeffrey Schindel
Communication

Shari “Jeff Schindel was my favorite classmate in DCP class #50. Gotta love him.”

Frederick "Jay" Neikirk
History, Political Science & Sociology

Peter “Dr. Neikirk, no question about it, is my favorite. He's challenging, engaging, and extraordinarily practical in dealing with political science. Mr. Barlow and Dr. Williams also taught excellent classes. I got to learn a lot through the assignments and the classes.”

Frederick "Jay" Neikirk
History, Political Science & Sociology

Julia “I remember Dr. Neikirk. I liked him a lot!”

Eric Miller
History, Political Science & Sociology

Rachel “Is it possible to have a favorite? I love all my profs! Miller, Curtis, Holliday, Doyle, Smidt, Shidemantle, Doc Smith, Coach Kephart, Williams, too many to name!”

Eric Miller
History, Political Science & Sociology

David “Dr. Miller – History and Humanities – He was so powerful at teaching historical empathy and Christian worldview in HUM 103!”

Elaine Hontz Hockenberger
Communication

Sarah “Elaine Hontz Hockenberger has the kindest and sweetest heart. She will laugh with you and cry with you. She will be her true self with you, and allow you to do the same.”

Elaine Hontz Hockenberger
Communication

Suzanne “Dr. Elaine Hontz Hockenberger! She's knowledge, approachable, friendly, fun, and caring!”

Edward C. Dambach
Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics

Nathaniel “Professor Dambach is the best professor that I've had and expect to have. He was and is a great inspiration for me as I continue on in college.”

Edward C. Dambach
Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics

Aaron “Professor Dambach had a profound impact on my college career when he taught me freshman year, including through his wife's passing. I had numerous good and great professors, but he is an amazing human AND teacher.”

Donald Kephart
Music

Rachel “Is it possible to have a favorite? I love all my profs! Coach Kephart, Curtis, Holliday, Miller, Doyle, Smidt, Shidemantle, Doc Smith, Williams, too many to name!”

Donald Kephart
Music

Karen “I graduated in 1999 and I absolutely LOVE that … so many faculty and staff have devoted most of their professional lives to Geneva and her mission. I spent most of my time between the Music Department and the library. Coach Don Kephart was like a second father to me and everyone else in the department at the time bent over backwards to make sure I was successful. I'm forever grateful!”

David Kenneth Smith, D.M.
Music

Rachel Is it possible to have a favorite? I love all my profs! Doc Smith, Curtis, Holliday, Miller, Doyle, Smidt, Shidemantle, Coach Kephart, Williams, too many to name!

Daryl F. Sas
Biology

Courtney "Dr. Sas! I have never, and will never, have another professor like him throughout my next few years of schooling. He goes above and beyond to make sure his students understand the material he is teaching. I can't express how thankful I am to have had him for an advisor and professor."

Byron G. Curtis
Bible, Christian Ministries & Philosophy

Heather "Dr. Curtis for challenging me in my Hebrew language acquisition and for teaching me the rich history of the early church while crafting my essay skills, even if we didn't always agree on a final point."

Byron G. Curtis
Bible, Christian Ministries & Philosophy

Rachel “Is it possible to have a favorite? I love all my profs! Curtis, Holliday, Miller, Doyle, Smidt, Shidemantle, Doc Smith, Coach Kephart, Williams, too many to name!”

Bradshaw Lee Frey
History, Political Science & Sociology

Bryce “Brad Frey is a favorite!”

William Barlow
Engineering & Computer Science

Travis “Professor Barlow convinced me to continue my education to be an engineer when I doubted myself and the path God had before me. He was always personable and willing to help. His mentorship was greatly appreciated. Now that I've been an engineer for over 3 years, I can't imagine it any other way!”

Andrea Smidt-Sittema
History, Political Science & Sociology

Rachel “Is it possible to have a favorite? I love all my profs! Curtis, Holliday, Miller, Doyle, Smidt, Shidemantle, Doc Smith, Coach Kephart, Williams, too many to name!”

Adel G. Aiken
Education

Laura “Dr. Adel G. Aiken has had a profound influence on my teaching career, my desire to become a Reading Specialist, and my life in general. Her wisdom, passion, and care will forever make her one of the people I look up to most”

Adel G. Aiken
Education

Katie “I love Dr. Aiken and her impact”