Bethel College Partners With Regional Chambers of Commerce And Local Newspapers To Recognize "Forty Under 40"

On Friday, June 1, 2007, Bethel College, in partnership with the regional Chambers of Commerce, South Bend Tribune and The Truth, will recognize 40 local business and professional leaders who have achieved distinguished success before the age of 40. Nominations for "Forty Under 40" are being accepted of persons who demonstrate leadership, initiative and dedication in pursuing their careers and who invest themselves in others through their involvement in civic, charitable and/or religious organizations. Nominees must be younger than the age 40 as of the June 1, 2007 recognition luncheon date. The deadline for nominations is March 1.

The luncheon to recognize these nominated leaders will be held at Bethel College. A publication profiling these outstanding young men and women, jointly created by the South Bend Tribune and The Truth, will be distributed throughout the community. "Bethel College is proud to be a part of this endeavor by recognizing these individuals who have achieved success in their careers and who give back to their community," said Dr. Pete L. McCown, vice president of institutional advancement and chair of "Forty Under 40".

Nominations can be submitted to Dr. McCown by calling 574.257.3299, 574.257.3311 or writing: Bethel College, Dr. Pete L. McCown, "Forty Under 40", 1001 W. McKinley Avenue, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

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 2,081 includes students from 29 states and Puerto Rico, 21 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 locations: the Mishawaka campus, the Elkhart campus and two satellite locations (in Nappanee and in Dowagiac, Mich.). The main Bethel campus is situated on 75 wooded acres in Mishawaka, Ind.