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Stephanie Hochstetler — Associate Director of Admission

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Quick Facts

  • Hometown: Burlington, Indiana
  • Education: Carroll High School ‘01
  • Bethel College ‘05
    BA in Elementary Education

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Getting to know Stephanie

  • Favorite Snacks Gala Apples
  • Favorite Sports Team Indianapolis Colts!
  • Favorite Restaurants Red Lobster and Coldstone Creamery
  • Favorite Sufficient Grounds Drink Wildberry Smoothie with yogurt
  • Picky eater? No. Some people think I’m a picky eater, but I can’t figure out why!
  • Things you have tried but would never try again: Hamburgers, gum, coffee, mustard, beans, onions, fish, blueberries, canned peaches, fresh pineapple, nuts, raisins, orange juice, carrot cake, iced tea, popcorn, mint, relish, melon, tuna, banana bread, peppers, olives, grapefruit, etc. :)
  • Favorite Games Text Twist, Euchre, Apples to Apples
  • Favorite way to relax Curling up with a blanket and a good book! I also love to take pictures!
  • Favorite Bible Verse 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus".

Stephanie's Story

When I came to Bethel College in the fall of 2001, the family atmosphere and sense of community made me feel at home right away!  I loved getting to know people from other places and getting to know my professors on a deeper level.  I was able to be involved on campus with the softball team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Student Senate, and in the community with Take Ten, service-learning projects and church activities at Nappanee Missionary Church.  I also served as a Resident Assistant in Lambert Hall my junior year.  Since graduating, I have continued to be a part of the softball team, serving as an assistant coach.  In 2007 we won the NCCAA National Championship and went 2-2 in our first NAIA National Tournament appearance! 

Looking back at my Bethel experience, the sense of community was my favorite thing about Bethel College!  Bethel isn’t just another Christian college; it’s a Christ-centered college and I felt that each day.  The professors, students and staff I connected with each day really helped to share my college life into an incredible experience!  BC is a place where I discovered stimulating opportunities, lifelong friendships and life-changing moments.

Stephanie's Advice

My advice to prospective students would be to start your college search early, look at all your options and then make sure you VISIT campus!  Spend the night, go to class, sit in on chapel, take a tour of campus, eat in the Dining Commons, meet with a professor or coach, etc… make the most of your time and really be a college student for the day!  You want to find a college you love and can see yourself at for at least four years! Your college years provide you with many opportunities to grow and Bethel College is a great place for that!!