Building the institution in a changing landscape
This annual report gives me the opportunity to thank you for your support of Bethel College.
From the designer’s head to the happy client
Almost by definition, a course in graphic design— one of Bethel’s newest majors—requires hands-on work. For two students in the spring semester Graphic Design I class, this translated into experience with paying customers.
Engaged Global Citizens
Expanding student horizons by shrinking the world
The walls of the classroom, says Todd Flory, don’t wall-in learning.
Chemistry opens doors to the future
Amber Schmidt-Hayes loves science and she gets to spend all summer doing it.
A social work education fosters the desire to make social change
For Sheldon Nunnally, Los Angeles, who just graduated from Bethel with a degree in social work, a trip to Kansas City in his final semester proved to be, in his words, “life-changing.”
Around the Green | Faculty & Staff
New Faces in Advancement
The Office of Advancement has welcomed two new staff members in the past few months.
A Legacy of Friendship
Though he was in the development office for 15 years, Fred Goering has devoted most of his life to sup- porting Bethel College.
From Teaching to Administration and Back Again
Brad Born started his undergraduate years at Bethel (in 1980) and finished them at Tabor College.
Kay by the Numbers
Kay Schmidt graduated from Bethel in 1988 with a degree in home economics. But for the next 27 years, her life—as Bethel’s associate registrar—was all about numbers.
Around the Green | Campus
Epp to Graduates: Build from your Bethel Foundation
As he addressed the Class of 2015 at commencement May 17, E. LaVerne Epp ‘72, Lawrence, got a little personal.
A family of skills produces local business success
A love of creating things has shaped the lives of the Gaeddert brothers, Joel ’06, Aaron ’11 and David ’13, who grew up in the Kansas City metro area and now live within a block of each other in North Newton.
Liberal arts prove launching pad for careers in journalism, forensic nursing
Rob Schunn ’86 knows his degree in natural sciences and communication arts prepared him well for the career he ended up in: multimedia journalist. The title has developed over almost three decades at KWCH-Channel 12 in Wichita.
Leaders in the field: farming, bilingual education and mental health
It could be fairly said that Jim Neufeld ’63 has been farming for 50 years, but there’s so much more to the story. Jim married Priscilla Dick Neufeld ’64, following graduation from Bethel, and finished at Kansas State University in mechanical engineering. They moved to Wasco, in the San Joaquin Valley of central California, in 1965.
An education to change the world
On their graduation day in May 1983, Eric and Lisa (Loeffler) Habegger would never have imagined their careers in education would take them to six different continents and more than 70 countries.
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