New Bethel Students Serve the Community

As part of freshman and transfer student orientation, about 350 new students worked with the Mishawaka Parks Department. Students served the community on Tuesday, Aug. 24 with more than 2,000 hours of community service working at Beutter Park cleaning out waterfalls.

Administrators anticipate this to be the largest freshman and transfer enrollment class with a total of 422 traditional part-time and full-time students. (Official numbers will be out later this fall.)

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associate, 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, 20 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. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.