Everything Bethel does is informed by four core values: discipleship, scholarship, service and integrity. If that "Bethel essence" could be distilled from one person, it might very well be Dale Schrag '69, who has been at various times over the last half-century a Bethel student, staff person, administrator, cabinet member and pastor.
On spring of 2012, Bethel launched the Diversity Seminar with the hope of starting conversations about cultures on campus. Three seminars and a curriculum vote later, how has the class changed Bethel, if at all?
The end of spring semester has always been a time of significant transition on college campuses. As graduating seniors depart and prepare for the next chapters in their lives, there is always a great deal of hope, joy and a bit of anxiety as these students prepare to make their next "entrance to somewhere else."
Retiring Director of Church Relations Dale Schrag, who also served six years as "interim" campus pastor, gave the commencement address for the Class of 2014, May 18 in Thresher Stadium.