September 11th, 2017
NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College Alumni Association will honor three outstanding alumni during the college's Alumni Weekend May 23 to 25 on campus.
Rosalind Enns Andreas, Essex, Vt., will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award. William E. Dunn and Irene A. (Schmidt) Dunn, Clarkston, Wash., will receive the Outstanding Alumnus Award.
Rosalind Enns Andreas
Distinguished Achievement Award 2003
Rosalind Enns Andreas will be honored for her leadership in education and involvement with Bethel College and Mennonite Church USA. A Newton native, Andreas graduated from Bethel College in 1963 with an English major. She completed her master's degree in speech communications and human relations at the University of Kansas. She received her doctoral degree in education at the University of Michigan.
In 1963 Andreas began her career in education as a teacher and consulting teacher in middle and secondary schools in the Shawnee Mission district. For 30 years she has worked in leadership roles in colleges and universities, first in student affairs at Oakland University in Michigan and at the University of Arizona, and most recently at the University of Vermont where she was vice president for student affairs. For the past eight years she has worked in academic affairs at the University of Vermont. As coordinator of the secondary education program and currently associate dean, she has prepared secondary education teachers for the classroom, mentored new teachers, and prepared master's and doctoral degree students to work in colleges and universities. She plans to retire from this position at the end of June.
Andreas has also provided leadership in the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators to prepare new deans of students and vice presidents for work in student affairs. She is one of the researchers and authors of "Involving Colleges: Successful Approaches to Learning and Development Outside the Classroom" (Jossey-Bass, 1991).
She served two terms on the Bethel College Board of Directors and currently chairs the Mennonite Education Agency Board for Mennonite Church USA.
Andreas has been active in the various communities where she has lived and is a member of Taftsville (Vt.) Mennonite Chapel. She is married to Carl R. Andreas, a 1950 Bethel College graduate, and is stepmother and grandmother to his three sons and their families.
William E. Dunn and Irene A. (Schmidt) Dunn
Outstanding Alumnus Award 2003
William and Irene Dunn will be honored for their work in medical administration and for service to the poor at Hospital Albert Schweitzer (HAS) in Deschapelles, Haiti.
William Dunn, who graduated from Buhler High School, graduated from Bethel College in 1953 with a bachelor's degree in business. He completed two years of 1-W service at General Rose Memorial Hospital in Denver, Colo., and later served as office manager for Bethel Deaconess Hospital in Newton. After completing a master's degree in hospital administration at the University of Michigan and a residency at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla., William served for 26 years as administrator of the Mennonite Hospital in Bloomington, Ill., where he was also executive director for BroMenn Health Care.
From 1985 to 1991 William Dunn was administrator of HAS, the largest hospital in Haiti, and from 1991 to 2000 was executive vice president of the hospital's Grant Foundation in Florida.
In 1953 William Dunn married Irene Schmidt, who had graduated from Inman High School and attended Bethel College from 1948 to 1951. Prior to the Dunn's work in Haiti, she worked as an accountant, in a doctor's office and 17 years as a realtor. At HAS in Haiti, Irene Dunn was an assistant to one of the hospital's co-founders, Gwen Grant Mellon. Later she was secretary for the hospital's Grant Foundation.
The Dunns are parents of two daughters who are Bethel College alumni, Sherry Stoutin, class of '79, and Cynthia Kym, class of '84. They also have one son, Michael Dunn, and two foster children, Frank Swanson and Theu Diep Tran.
William and Irene Dunn are members of Bahia Vista Mennonite Church in Sarasota, Fla. In 2000 they moved to Clarkston, Wash, to retire.