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Bethel was my window to the world and to myself.
Daniel Hege ’87

Alumni Council

The mission of the Office of Alumni Relations is to renew or enhance already existing relationships of alumni—near and far, and of various ages and interests—with the college and among each other, so that they support the institution by volunteering, praying, giving, and encouraging students to attend, even as these alumni benefit by networking and supporting each other.

In support of that mission, a 25-member Alumni Council represents the Alumni Association, advises alumni office staff and implements special projects and programs to support the college. Members serve three-year terms and may renew for a second term. In addition, Alumni Association representatives to the Board of Directors also serve on the Alumni Council.

The council holds six meetings during the year—in August, September, November, January, March and April. In October, members participate in Fall Festival. In February, they conduct an annual fund-raising phonathon. In June, members help with Alumni Weekend. A picnic for those who are new, returning or leaving is also held in June. No meetings are held in July and December.

Through various committees, the Alumni Council:

Council Members and Staff 2015–16

Bethel College Alumni Council members are (from left):

Front row:
  • Sarah (Duffy) Hershberger ’03, Newton
  • Carla (Schrag) Stucky ’85, Moundridge
  • Monica Schmidt ’11, Newton
  • Tammy (Stucky) Fast ’80, Moundridge
  • Kathy (Friesen) Campbell ’79, North Newton
  • Debbie (Regier) Claassen ’85, Whitewater
  • Kathy (Kaufman) Preheim ’89, Peabody
  • Shari Wiens ’93, Goessel, administrative assistant
Second row:
  • Scott Erb ’86, Newton
  • Cameron Voth ’12, North Newton
  • David Weaver ’85, Hesston
  • Delbert Peters ’75, Goessel
  • Linda (Koehn) Buller ’70, Wichita
  • Byron Rupp ’93, Andover
  • Dave Linscheid ’75, North Newton, director of alumni relations
  • Ted Krehbiel ’89, Hesston
  • Evan Fast ’10, Hesston
Not pictured:
  • Sonia Barrera ’11, Newton
  • Greg Bartel ’78, Newton
  • Beverly Baumgartner ’94, Newton
  • Nathan Dick ’83, Newton
  • Jeanette (Rinner) Grantstein ’75, Wichita
  • Nathan Regier ’90, Newton
  • Garrett Whorton ’07, Newton

Executive Committee 2015–16

  • Monica Schmidt ’11, Newton (president)
  • Kathy Preheim ’89, Peabody (recorder)
  • Linda Buller ’70, Wichita (representative to the board)
  • Dave Linscheid ’75, North Newton (director of alumni relations)

Alumni Association Representatives to the Board of Directors 2015–16

  • Brett Birky ’87, Denver
  • Linda (Koehn) Buller ’70, Wichita
  • Lori Schmidt-Harrison ’87, Sherman Oaks, California