When Shelby Glantz ’15 first heard about an opportunity to teach art classes for students at the Center for the Homeless in South Bend, she was immediately intrigued. This would be a way to use her passion to meet a need in the community.
When Jenny (Dyer) McGee ’99 graduated with a degree in literature and language, she never imagined that, one day, she’d be running an international business.
She set out to do mission work in East Asia and had a heart for women who were victims of trafficking. McGee envisioned Bible studies and one-on-one ministry with these women but soon discovered they could not build a new life without something extremely practical – a new way to earn a living.
During the spring semester, about 50 sixth graders from Brown Intermediate School in South Bend visited Bethel College for College for a Day. Bethel has been doing this for two years now, as part of the Diversity in the Classroom course. The day is designed to give middle school students, who may not even be thinking about going to college, a taste of college life.
When Cory Martin ’00 walked across the stage at graduation, he certainly didn’t expect that God would lead him to pursue jail ministry. He had just earned his bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and planned to become a youth pastor.
The ball is rolling and the first full year for the Bethel Sports Network is well underway. The network was founded by Tim Ceravolo, director of student media and assistant professor of communication, to showcase Bethel sports and provide students with opportunities to gain experience in sports broadcasting.
Terry Linhart, Ph.D., who serves as chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy, is known for his passion for youth ministry and evangelism. He first came to Bethel College in 2001 to oversee the Youth Ministry and Adolescent Studies degree, which, under Linhart’s leadership, has grown from just 17 students in 2001 to more than 70 students today. While he now oversees the entire department, he says his favorite classes to teach include those on multicultural youth ministry and the senior ministry capstone course.
Members of the Mishawaka Fire Department are taking their wellness efforts to the next level by partnering with Bethel College students and faculty.
The idea emerged during a department meeting – the firefighters meet on a regular basis to look at ways they can improve across all aspects of the department.
Senior Advisor and Recruitment Manager Sandra Lesko ’06 knew when she took over recruitment for the Transition to Teaching program in the fall of 2013 that it would be a challenge. Enrollment was low at that time, but Lesko believed in the program and its ability to thrive.