Bethany College is saddened by the passing of former President Arvin W. Hahn, Nov. 1, in Asheville, NC. Dr. Hahn came to Bethany at a special time and he worked diligently to serve the college. Having a profound impact on the campus, Dr. Hahn was responsible for the building of Warner Hall, Social Science Center, Burnett Center, Wallerstedt Library and the Mingenback Art Center.  Dr. Hahn was vital to Bethany College as he re-identified college goals, reconstructed the curriculum, enlarged financial resources and provided physical facilities for enhanced campus living and learning.

Dr. Arvin Hahn was the eighth president of Bethany College from 1967-1983. He passed away at home with family and was reunited with Judie, his wife of 67 years, who recently passed away on Sept. 1, 2017.