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.
Bethel welcomes Vice President for Institutional Advancement Rich Cummins, CFRE.
This year, Bethel launched the Bethel College Rising Entrepreneur Scholarship. It celebrates innovation and entrepreneurship in Michiana by providing a scholarship to a student who has completed the Startup Moxie (formerly St. Joe CEO) entrepreneurship program.
Read about the accomplishments and aspirations of eight members of Bethel’s 70th graduating class.
Collin Smith ’16 is a digital project manager for the Richards Group, the largest independent branding agency in the nation.
Dennis Engbrecht, Ph.D., shares about writing Bethel’s first history: “With Christ at the Helm: The Story of Bethel College.”
As the retired CEO of Dicor Corporation, Gary Adamson has had many opportunities to support various nonprofit organizations over the years. He and his partners built Dicor from less than 10 employees in 1983 to more than 130 employees operating four facilities — Dicor Products, United Shade, Vixen Composites and Seal Design. The success of his business has made it possible for him to give back in ways that naturally fit the areas he and his wife, Connie, value most in life.
Voices from each of the past seven decades reflect on Bethel’s impact.
Athletics is an integral part of campus life at Bethel College, with 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women and an estimated 360 athletes (almost 22 percent of students). But it wasn’t always this way.
After 30 years as head Basketball Coach, Mike lIghtfoot ’78 retires, leaving an indelible legacy on and off the court.