New Bethel College Students Help with Mishawaka Service Projects

New Bethel College students meet with Rick Springer, Mishawaka City Landscaper, and his staff at Beutter Park around 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2006, to assist in community service projects. The new students will paint at city hall, clean the city pools, weed and landscape the fire department.

"The community service project day is one of the new students' favorite parts of orientation," says Kathy Gribbin dean of students. "It gives them a chance to give of themselves to others and build teamwork."

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associates, bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 1,960 includes students from 34 states, 17 countries, more than 25 denominational affiliations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. Bethel offers classes at four satellite locations, as well as its Elkhart campus. The main Bethel campus is situated on 75 wooded acres in Mishawaka, Ind.