Bethel Celebrates 22nd Annual Service Day

For more than 20 years, Bethel’s faculty, staff and students have set aside at least one day a year to donate their time helping out the community. This year the Bethel community split into several different groups and spread throughout the area to work from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 5.

“Service Day is important because it not only creates an opportunity for students and faculty/staff of different backgrounds to work alongside each other, but it lets the community around us know that Bethel cares for their needs and wants to work together to make the community better,” says Director of Service Learning Janelle Crotser.

More than 20 local organizations like Pet Refuge, Habitat for Humanity, Casie Center, etc. received help from Bethel faculty, staff and students.

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.