Rick Rey ’77 studied Chemistry at Bethel as an international student. Twenty-five years later, he’s giving back in majors ways through a $1 million gift from the foundation he established with his wife, Mely.
Arnold and Vivian Sallie agree that if you are going to be part of a community, you should do whatever you can to make it a better place. For them, that has meant involvement in programs that help to build community and impact diversity development in South Bend/Mishawaka.
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Paqui and Brian Kelly are passionate about supporting educational, heath care and community initiatives through the Kelly Cares Foundation. That’s why they chose to support the renovation of Bethel’s largest lecture hall on campus, which will primarily be used as a classroom for nursing and science lectures.
For the past 10 years, Jorge ’10 and Caron ’09 have been taking care of others and sharing their lives through soccer.
Eleven players from Bethel’s men’s soccer team traveled to Asia in June, where they interacted with children in orphanages and prisons, sharing and connecting through their sport.
Alumna Michelle (Ferris) FitzGerald ’09 founded Make South Bend, a maker space and art studio for local artists and makers.
Rev. Mark and Sheryl Douras are connected to Bethel College in way that has touched them deeply. Both of their children, Jonathan (attended ’02-’05) and Elizabeth ’07, chose Bethel. And it was at Bethel that their son, Jonathan, made friends, played music and searched for his career path, before a cancer diagnosis changed the family’s plans.