Bethel Athletes Coordinate Community Blood Drive

Bethel College will host a community blood drive Thursday, Oct. 7, from 10:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Goodman Gymnasium.

Jon Rogers (’12) and Danielle Reilly (’13) are coordinating this event. Reilly is a member of the Bethel softball team, while Rogers is a member of the soccer team. The two students were recommended by athletic directors and coaches, and then selected as this year’s program representatives for Bethel College at the Red Cross/NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program. Rogers also spent two weeks this past summer in leadership training at the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington D.C.

“I wanted to be involved with the program simply to contribute to my community by saving lives. The Red Cross is a terrific organization and I am honored to be able to help their cause in any way possible,” says Rogers.

Donor recruitment representative for the American Red Cross, Cameron Branock (’09), adds that if you have any questions about blood donation, the process or what it does for patients — visit the website or share your story on Facebook. Search for American Red Cross blood donors and join the conversation online.

To schedule a blood donation appointment, call 1.800.REDCROSS or visit and enter the sponsor code “pilots.”

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 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.