On Sept. 10, 2022, Barbara K. Bellefeuille, Ed.D., was inaugurated as Bethel University’s eighth president. See a video recap of inauguration events.
Barb Bellefeuille, Ed.D., promises to protect Bethel’s purpose, people and place during her presidential inauguration on Sept. 10, 2022. Bellefeuille is Bethel University’s eighth president and first female to serve in the highest leadership role.
Since 1947, Bethel University has relied on God’s provision to move the university forward, with Christ at the Helm. Take a look back as we celebrate the past and prepare for a promising future.
Read about new Vice President for Enrollment Management Amanda Slaughter’s approach to recruitment.
For alumnus Cameron Nagle ’22, starting a podcast in his basement as a Bethel student has led to big opportunities — including an in-person summit with top executives, and a job in California, working alongside entrepreneur Patrick Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.
Bethel University’s fifth annual Bethel Gala, with special guest Steven Curtis Chapman, celebrated the 75th anniversary of Bethel University, honoring our legacy and continued commitment to transforming communities, and raising $138,942 to support student scholarships.
Throughout Bethel’s 75-year history, the university has depended on the generosity of faithful supporters to fund student scholarships and areas of immediate need through the Bethel Fund, as well as capital projects, like buildings and program expansions. There are many ways individuals can get involved in giving and serving during their lifetime, and there are also ways to make a gift that will leave a legacy for generations to come.
Volleyball Team Unites on Trip to Dominican Republic
Following the ’21-’22 school year, the NAIA announced 17 Bethel athletic teams (five men’s and 12 women’s) as NAIA Scholar Teams. To receive this distinction, teams must maintain at least an average 3.0 GPA and include every varsity athlete certified as eligible in the sport and listed on any eligibility certificate submitted during the academic year.
Bethel University presented Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” as the spring 2022 musical, inviting theatre alumni to join in on the production. Presented over two weekends, the show was a huge success, bringing in two sold-out school day performances for field trips and homeschool groups, in addition to record-setting evening crowds.