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On July 7, a piece of Biblical history came to life in Williamstown, Kentucky, that’s been seven years in the making. It’s a full-size Noah’s Ark, built to biblical specifications, spanning 510’ long, 85’ wide and 51’ high. This engineering marvel is the largest timber-frame structure in the world.
LeRoy S. Troyer, FAIA, founder, chair and president of The Troyer Group in Mishawaka, Ind. – and a member of Bethel’s Board of Trustees since 1977 – served as the architect for the project. Alumnus Kyle Silveus ’09, a civil engineer at The Troyer Group, served on the civil team.
In May, three Bethel interpreters provided communication access to the local deaf community on a national scale by interpreting for President Barak Obama’s visit to Elkhart, as well as two political rallies. It was all organized through Community Services With All Deaf, led by Bethel alumna Shanna Montavon ’05.
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.
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“Bob Ham lived and loved well. And perhaps that is why his loss touches so many in such a profound way.” Visit the Bethel blog to read a reflection by one of Bob’s former students, and share your memories in the comments section or below.