Bethel College Mourns Loss of Local Alum

MISHAWAKA, IN, April 26, 2006 – On Sunday, April 23, Cpl. Scott Severns of the South Bend Police Department and Bethel alum died from gunshot wounds received off-duty while trying to thwart an attempted robbery and protect a friend.

Severns was a 1992 graduate of Bethel College and member of the baseball team. Viewing and visitation for the public will be on Thursday, April 27, from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Bethel College Weikamp Athletic Center.

For more information, contact the South Bend Police Department's non-emergency number at 574.235.9201.

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 1,964 includes students from 34 states, 17 countries, more than 20 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.