Bethel College, Alumni Newsletter

Lois Pannabecker

Hello Alumni,

For those of you who have not heard, I regretfully pass along sorrowful news of former President Norman V. Bridges’ death. After a yearlong battle with cancer, he died on Aug. 21, at his Mishawaka, Ind., home. He was 72. His funeral service was held in the Rotunda of the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center on Aug. 25. He impacted my life and the lives of so many others in positive and memorable ways. We have chosen to dedicate this edition of the Alumni e-Newsletter to Dr. Bridges and his family. Please take a few minutes to read the reflections from several people who knew him well. I think you’ll be encouraged and blessed. For those that didn’t have the pleasure of knowing him, I believe you’ll come to realize that he was a man of great faith, purpose and influence. He will be missed!

Lois Pannabecker
Director of Alumni Services

 

A Historical Review of Former President Norman V. Bridges, Ph.D.

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Bridges spent 15 years on Bethel’s campus as president before retiring in 2004. Through the struggles and accomplishments, he helped move the college forward with excellence and integrity.

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Dr. Bridges
 
 

Bethel Alumnus Reflects on Relationship with Former President

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When Tony Morris (’02) was a Bethel student he tried to transfer. Find out more about the man that cheered him on to finish at Bethel and turned out to be Morris’ biggest fan.

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Tony Morris
 
 

Running the Race — Finishing Strong

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Senior Vice President Dennis Engbrecht, Ph.D., reflects on the man that disciplined him as a student, gave him advice as a co-worker and ran the race alongside him as mentor.

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Dr. Bridges
 
 

A Mighty Oak of Influence

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President Steven Cramer, Ph.D. reflects on his processor’s leadership, care for others and personal traits. Norman Bridges — a great man of influence.

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Dr. Bridges and Dr. Cramer
 
 

Bethel College Sets Ranking Record

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Bethel recently took one of the top 20 spots in the category Midwest’s Best Baccalaureate Colleges of the U.S. News and World Report.

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Helm
 
 

BETHEL SEEKS YOUR INPUT FOR PROJECT DISCOVER

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We need your help. We value your input. Please help us with Project Discover!

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Project Discover
 
 

A Musical Evening with Brandon Heath and Jars of Clay

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Brandon Heath and Jars of Clay are coming to Bethel’s campus Tues., Oct. 12. Take advantage of special alumni pricing by using code BC1947 when purchasing your ticket. Order online today!

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Jars of Clay
 
 

Calling All Alumni – Come Back to Bethel

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It’s going to be a five-star weekend Nov. 19 & 20. Celebrate Alumni Weekend with your old Bethel buddies.

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Students near Shupe
 
 

“Lost in Yonkers”

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Bethel College presents “Lost in Yonkers,” by Neil Simon and directed by Theatre Department Chair Richard Young. Performances will be Oct. 7, 8 and 9.

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Lost in Yonkers
 
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