On October 22, 2018, the Bethany Education students enjoyed an inspirational and musical presentation by Davis Laughlin, a nationally recognized educator and speaker. Davis is a 1979 Bethany graduate with a degree in Elementary Education. Davis provided a copy of his book, Ripple Maker: Teaching Effectively and Loving It, to each of the students. Also in attendance was Davis’s former professor, Dr. Bud Benson, who was Chair of the Education Department until 1995. The Education Department was dedicated to Dr. Benson in 2015, and named The Benson Education Center.

This event was hosted by the Education Department team: Dr. Gretchen Norland, Professor Michelle Barreiro, Dr. Alan English, and Katia Matter