The Bethel Innovation Gateway (BIG) is both a place and an idea that grew out of Innovation Leadership Immersion training at the Pfeil Innovation Center in South Bend.
The BIG (Bethel Innovation Gateway) initiative on campus equips faculty and staff to think differently about higher education.
Here’s a recap of Bethel College Task Force trips from the 2014-15 school year. Students traveled to Cancun, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Noatak, Alaska to make a difference in communities. Learn more at BethelCollege.edu/MoveBeyond.
Noah Buchholz, M.Div., assistant professor of American Sign Language, dreams of someday starting a seminary for the Deaf.
Alumnus Joel Runyon ’09 aims to run seven ultramarathons on seven continents to raise money to build seven schools with Pencils of Promise. He calls it the 777 Project. Watch the video below to learn more.
Did you know? Bethel now has a career services office for adult students and alumni. This is one of several initiatives resulting from the $900,000 Lilly Grant we received in November 2013, and we are one of the only colleges in the region to have a separate career office designed specifically to meet the needs of our adult students and alumni.
When Joan McClendon (’10) decided to pursue a Master of Arts in Theological Studies, she lacked confidence that she could manage the academic load. But through the encouragement of her Bethel professors, she not only graduated with her degree; she has now returned to obtain a second master’s degree and has her sights set on the possibility of pursuing a doctorate.
The Freshman Year Experience (FYE) service day has become a tradition that allows new students to connect with each other during their first week on campus.
Calvin Ray (’14) talks about his passion to connect cultures and his post-graduation goal to work for the state department.
Luke Eichorn (’15) talks about the Bethel Undergraduate Intellectual Leadership Development (BUILD) program, which will enter its second year this fall.