Graduates of the Bethel Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing program, which operated in Newton from 1908-74, and the Bethel College nursing program, which first began admitting students in 1980, are members of the Bethel Deaconess Hospital/Bethel College Nursing Alumni Association (BDH/BCNAA).
BDH/BCNAA provides welcome gifts for junior nursing students and a farewell luncheon for seniors. Nursing alumni are invited to nominate graduates for the Outstanding Nursing Alumnus award by contacting the nursing department.
Outstanding Nursing Alumnus Awardees
1996 - Carol Koop Farran & Diana Erb Schunn
1997 - Mary Lou Bond & Linda van Asselt King
1998 - Vera Zerger
1999 - Naomi Unruh Rutschman
2000 - Clara Regier Schmidt
2001 - Sara Janzen Regier
2007 - Lynn Unruh
2008 - Arlene Hett
2009 - Gregg Schroeder
2010 - Verda Elaine Epp Deckert
2012 - Marie Voth & Martha Voth
Read about the history of the BDH/BC nursing program, including Marcy Thiesen’s speech, “Without the past there can be no future.”
- Update your e-mail or mailing address and share current news with us.
- Nominate a BDH/BCNAA graduate for a nursing alumnus award.
- Volunteer to be an officer.
- Volunteer to help with BDH/BCNAA events.