It’s not every day that one gets to meet American Composer Lin Manuel Miranda (who wrote the music for Broadway’s “Hamilton” and Disney’s “Moana”), and get complementary tickets to Broadway shows, but for Bethel alumnus Jared Schwartz ’04, this is normal.
A basketball exhibition game vs. Notre Dame brings 1,000 Pilots fans to Purcell Pavilion.
The Bethel College General Scholarship fund supports student scholarships and areas of greatest need. Unrestricted gifts enable more students to afford the academically challenging, Christ-centered education that Bethel provides. Gifts help improve facilities, expand opportunities on campus and provide better quality of life for our students … students like Rebekah Miller ’18 whose Bethel experience has truly been life-changing.
As manager of Grace Christian School in Lagoj, Romania, Emanuel Olariu ’08 has seen the power of lives transformed through Christian education. He helped start the school with just 32 students after graduating from Bethel. Nine years later, the school has grown to 430 students – from preschool to eighth grade – and 80 staff members.
Alumnus Yonathan Moya ’10 embarked on a nine-day photographic journey to humanize life on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Former Bethel Pilot Pepe Galvan ’05 founded 6PM (Six Pack Mental), a personal coaching business, where he works with top athletes and coaches from around the world to improve their mental performance.
Alumna Michelle (Ferris) FitzGerald ’09 founded Make South Bend, a maker space and art studio for local artists and makers.
Pole vaulter Dani Wojciechowski ’19 became the first athlete in track and field history to win two NAIA national championships.
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.