Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN

Alumni Enewsletter: January 2013

Lois Pannabecker

New Year’s Greetings from Bethel College! We are all blessed to enter 2013 with the amazing promise of our heavenly Father’s constant presence. This thought brings me great hope and confidence! The campus is currently a very quiet place, but next week it will once again be filled with the buzz of students beginning the spring session.

Speaking of buzz, did you hear that Bethel recently dedicated and celebrated the grand opening of Sufficient Grounds Café and Campus Store? Check out photos of our newest campus enhancement, and stop by anytime for a latte or some Bethel gear.

If you and your spouse both attended Bethel, please pay special attention to the mailed invitation you will be receiving for our February 14 event, where we will celebrate 65 years of Bethel couples! Don’t miss this delightful evening!

Finally, as we approach college football bowl games and the NFL playoffs, here’s some food for thought from Bethel men’s basketball coach, Mike Lightfoot. These observations come from watching spectators at over 1000 games he has coached during his career.

Many blessings to you in 2013!

Lois Pannabecker
Director of Alumni Services


Living the Impossible


Alumnus Joel Runyon (’09) is living the impossible and encouraging others to do the same. Find out how he went from running just two miles/day to recently completing ultra-marathon (50 miles) and raising $15,000 to help build a school in Guatemala.

Joel Runyon

Adopting a Cause: Alumnus Becomes CEO of Awake & Alive


Darin Shrock could never have predicted the plan God had in store for his life after graduating from Bethel in 2006. In six short years, he went from history major, to law school graduate, to father of three adopted children, to CEO of the nonprofit organization Awake & Alive.

Shrock family

Back Home Again: Q&A with Melissa Hamil


Alumnae Melissa Hamil (’07) is excited to return to Bethel – this time as a psychology instructor. Find out how her academic journey brought her back "home" and what she’s learned so far as a professor.

Melissa Hamil

Business Students Merge Ministry and Finance


Through Bethel’s chapter of Enactus (formerly SIFE), business students are meeting a need in the Michiana community by working with low-income mothers to set up savings accounts and budgets.


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