Bethel Welcomes Director of Admission Back to Campus

Bethel College announces the return of alumna Andrea Helmuth as the new director of admission. Helmuth served as Bethel’s director of admission from 1999-2003 before relocating to Biola University, where she has spent the past nine years as the associate director of admissions.

She started her career as admissions coordinator for Bethel following graduation and quickly advanced to assistant director, and finally to director in 1999.

In her years at Biola, Helmuth was mentored by two of Christian higher education’s nationally recognized enrollment management leaders, Senior Director of Undergraduate Admissions André Stephens and Vice President for Enrollment Management Greg Vaughan. As a result of this training, she is confident in her ability to be a change agent and leader at Bethel.

“I learned so much at Biola and I’m excited to bring what I learned back to Bethel. When I was the director at Bethel the first time, I only had four years of admission experience. I didn’t know a whole lot. Biola has trained me, and I’m now coming back with 17 years of admission experience,” Helmuth says.

Helmuth is professionally affiliated with NACCAP (North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals), where she serves as vice president of professional development and sits on the executive council. She is passionate about developing leaders and training people professionally.

“I’m excited about the people I get to work with, bringing what I’ve learned at Biola to Bethel and having the opportunity to tell others about the incredible things God is doing at the college,” she says.

Helmuth completed an undergraduate degree in social science at Bethel College, and a Master of Science Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

An Elkhart native, Helmuth is excited to be back at Bethel and close to family.

“I bleed Bethel blue, so I’m thrilled to be back at this campus that I love, with people who are not only colleagues but friends, and with family around me,” she says.

She begins her new position on July 30.

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.