Bethany breaks new ground

Jim Martin

Chair of the Board Jim Martin ’68

Nearly 200 guests joined Bethany College to break new ground on May 18 on the amphitheatre lawn and celebrate the new Bud Pearson Swedish Chapel and J.E. and L.E. Mabee Welcome Center and the education initiative called Bethany Pathway.

View additional pictures on Bethany’s Facebook, read live tweets from the day with the Twitter hashtag #bcgroundbreaking, and watch the event on Bethany’s YouTube.

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Bethany graduates the Class of 2013

Class of 2013On May 19, Bethany College honored 116 students who earned Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the college during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Summer, fall, interterm, and spring graduates participated in baccalaureate worship and commencement ceremonies on campus. The event was live tweeted using the hashtag #bcgrads2013 to celebrate with both on- and off-campus Bethany community members. View the photo gallery of the event courtesy Turner Photography.

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Board of Directors plans campus strategy, approves tenure

During its winter retreat, the Bethany College Board of Directors focused on continued strategic planning for the bright future of the college.

The two-day retreat was divided into four conversations and occurred at two locations. The first day was held at Office This in southeast Wichita, the site of Bethany’s partnership with MindFire Academy. The second day was held at the McPherson Country Club.

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Bank of Tescott creates new scholarship

Bank of Tescott Scholarship webThe Bank of Tescott has created an annual Bethany College scholarship with a preference for students from Lindsborg as well as from McPherson county. Mike Sample, chief financial officer; Debbie Jacobson, Lindsborg branch manager; Bethany College President Edward F. Leonard III, and Adam Lackey, credit analyst, are pictured after the scholarship was finalized. Thank you for supporting Bethany students!

 

Accepts $500,000 challenge grant from the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation

LINDSBORG, KAN., February 14, 2012— Bethany College has accepted a $500,000 challenge grant from the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation to complete fundraising for the Bud Pearson Swedish Chapel and Welcome Center, a new building located at the heart of campus to provide hospitality for all who worship, visit, learn, and work in the Bethany community. Continue reading

Bethany in Kansas event rescheduled for March 6

All friends and supporters of Bethany College are invited to a reception on March 6 in support of the Bethany in Kansas annual-fund campaign.

Guests are encouraged to bring contributions or pledges for the 2010 Bethany College annual fund. A reception will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in at the Swedish Country Inn in downtown Lindsborg. Light refreshments will be served.

President Ed Leonard will give a presentation about the college, as well as offer a question and answer session. Bethany College students and staff will also be available.

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Bethany College addresses budget

During its meeting Oct. 30-31, the Bethany College Board of Directors affirmed actions to reach a balanced budget at this end of this fiscal year.

During his State of the College Address on November 3, Bethany College President Edward F. Leonard III shared with the campus community performance results on strategic goals and an updated financial state of the college.

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