Bethel’s mission is to transform communities through Christ-centered graduates. Here, we feature several members of Bethel College’s final graduating class, before we become Bethel University on May 6. These outstanding seniors have been stretched, challenged and equipped to serve in their various disciplines. Read the greatest takeaways from their Bethel experiences, and what they plan to do after graduation.
Elizabeth McLaughlin, Ph.D., ’98, associate professor of communication, recently published a book showcasing female leaders and their public speeches motivated by religious values.
From its founding in 1947, Bethel’s values have been reflected in its logo and seal.
Current Athletic Director Tom Visker and new Athletic Director (and current head track and field coach) Tony Natali discuss what it takes to pursue excellence for Bethel’s athletic program.
Alumnus Ian Lightcap ’03 is helping researchers make new discoveries as the Research and Facilities Program Director at the Center for Sustainable Energy (ND Energy) at Notre Dame.
Board Chairman Randy Lehman ’82 shares about Bethel’s historic decision to change its name to Bethel University.
When New York Times best-selling author Lee Strobel came to campus to speak at Bethel’s first-ever Give Back Gala on May 12, there was no one more excited to see him than Bethel mom and grandma Mattie Ulrich, of Osceola, Ind. Mattie had been waiting to meet Strobel for nearly 40 years – since 1978, when their lives intersected in a way that would change them both forever.
For the past 10 years, Jorge ’10 and Caron ’09 have been taking care of others and sharing their lives through soccer.
Psychololgy graduate Mitha Sung ’18 has many goals for her life beyond Bethel. She wants to build an orphanage shelter in Myanmar, start a women’s/teenage girls group, and restore the relationship between Chin parents and their children. And it’s her experience as a refugee that formed her servant-heart for everyone, whether it is her Chin community or friends on Bethel’s campus. Fleeing Myanmar, living in Indiana, and finishing her education at Bethel have created her life goal: to bring the joy of the Lord in the lives of those in need.
Biology major and cadaver lab intern Darrian Arch ’18 is using her platform as Miss Indiana USA to advocate for organ donation.