Bethel Hosts 13th Annual Hispanic Day

Nearly 150 Hispanic and Latino students from Elkhart Central, Goshen High School, Concord High School and South Bend Community Schools will attend the 13th annual Hispanic Day on Thursday, Oct. 14. The event is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be held in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center.

Students will tour Bethel’s campus; learn tips for personal success and other activities for college preparation.

“As local colleges, we’re trying to reach out to the growing Hispanic population in this area and share with them the opportunities they have after high school,” says Admission Counselor Erica Guevara.

Although this is the first time for Bethel to host the event, it is the third year the school has participated. Hispanic Day is a collaboration of local colleges including Ancilla, Bethel, Goshen, Holy Cross, IUSB and Ivy Tech.

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.