Bethel Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate New Entrance


Bethel College will celebrate the new Logan entrance at its Mishawaka campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 11, 2007, at 10:00 a.m.  President Steve Cramer will be the first to drive through the new entrance in a 1947 Ford, marking the year Bethel College was founded.  The public is welcome to attend, and Mishawaka mayor Jeff Rea has been invited for the occasion. 


The new Logan entrance, a brick roundabout, replaces the two former blacktop entrances.  The drive features a new helm and fountain, a wrought-iron fence, and new lampposts from the city of Mishawaka.


The entrance will be operational after the ceremony but will not be completed until the end of the month.  The dedication for the new helm and Logan entrance, as well as the newly finished Middleton Hall of Science addition, is scheduled for Saturday, October 27.  The dedication will be in conjunction with Homecoming weekend, with alumni and trustees in attendance to formally consecrate the new entrance and addition.


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 2,000 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 12 countries, more than 25 denominations 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.

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