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.
Brooke (Magary) Fuller ’03 turned her hobby into a booming online business with celebrity clients.
Read about Bethel College just one decade ago, as we draw nearer to the end of our 70th commencement celebration series, highlighting each decade of Bethel’s history. This decade features alumni Jacob and Carly (Randol) Ringenberg telling of their experience as Bethel students in one of the college’s most prosperous decades, with high enrollment and significant growth and accomplishments.
Take a look at Bethel in 1997 as we continue to celebrate Bethel’s 70th commencement with our 70 years blog series. Shawn (Canfield) Skaggs ’97 describes a Bethel fresh out of an incredible revival, the thriving campus it was becoming, and how it helped shape her into who she is today.
Part of our 70 Years of Bethel celebration, this story focuses on the 1960s decade, where Bethel grew rapidly, in numbers, infrastructure, and especially in athletic programs. Lauralee Nothstine ’67, an elementary education major, reflects on her Bethel experience and how it prepared her for teaching and mission work in Africa, alongside her husband Tom Nothstine ’66.
Kintae Lark ’07 and his wife, Tanika Walker-Lark run their salon and school with the goal of bringing reformation to the South Bend community.