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.
Greg Conrad ’81, ’04, spent his career in health care administration, most recently serving as president of Beacon Health Ventures.
Vicki DeBolt ’88 D.O., brings a wealth of medical experience and a heart for international health to Bethel College, where she serves as assistant professor of biology.
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.
Katey Bartie ’07 puts her sign language interpreting skills to use in just about every setting as an independent contractor interpreter. In each of these settings, she strives to leave a legacy of advocacy and compassion through her interpreting. Bartie’s diverse assignments show there are no limits to what you can do as an interpreter.
“I’ve had the honor (9 times now!) of being in the room when a Deaf mother was giving birth. I’ve interpreted for Deaf husbands and wives giving their vows on their wedding days. And I’ve interpreted onstage in a Marilyn Monroe costume (with the blonde wig!) in front of hundreds of people for a Deaf Blind man dressed as Elvis.”
Meghan Durán ’15 would say it was divine providence that brought her to Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic (NCLC) of Indianapolis, Ind. One chance encounter with a pastor from Urban Outreach in Indianapolis set her on the path towards becoming program manager for the Victim Justice Program at NCLC.
The Bethel Women’s Soccer Team is living out its commitment to respect all human beings. Head Coach Jamie Lindvall, along with assistant coach and wife, Rachel Lindvall, led the soccer team to Houston, Texas, Sept. 21-24, to provide disaster relief to victims of Hurricane Harvey.
In September, more than two dozen Bethel students, alumni and other professional artists from the community gathered for the Center for Career Development and Global Engagement’s latest Instagram Takeover. During the Takeover, students explored Chicago, where they photographed Green Street Smoked Meats, the Robey Hotel and Low Res, a community-building creative arts studio. Representatives from each location shared their stories and advice with the group.
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.