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.
Alumna Michelle (Ferris) FitzGerald ’09 founded Make South Bend, a maker space and art studio for local artists and makers.
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.
Transition to teaching alumnus Eric Johnson ’10, ’12 is one of 28 teachers from 11 countries to serve on the first TED-Ed Innovative Educator cohort.
Three Bethel alumni created created software that transforms statistics into detailed infographics – instantly.
The BIG (Bethel Innovation Gateway) initiative on campus equips faculty and staff to think differently about higher education.
Alumna Shannan (Garber) Martin ’98 shares, in her own words, about blogging, her new book and her writing trip with Compassion International.
Alumna Jessica Rupp ’07 is helping to mobilize global artists through OM Arts International.