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Seven-figure gift will establish endowed chair in business department

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A gift from an alumna and spouse will go to create an endowed chair within the Department of Business at Bethel College.

Pam Tieszen, Bethel vice president for advancement, announced the $2 million estate gift Sept. 27, that will establish the Douglas C. and Jane M. Seibel Endowed Chair in Accountancy. Jane Seibel is a Bethel graduate.

“Doug and Jane’s gift is transformational for Bethel College,” Tieszen said. “Doug and Jane’s interest in establishing an accounting chair firmly establishes their legacy at Bethel in a meaningful way.

“Jane’s student experiences shaped who she became and ultimately her life’s vocation. Jane also maintains a scholarship for business students in her name.

“Doug and Jane’s gifts will continue to give back to Bethel, and we gratefully acknowledge their legacy and generosity.”

Bethel College is the only private college in Kansas listed in the analysis of top colleges and universities, the Washington Monthly National Universities-Liberal Arts section and the National Liberal Arts College category of U.S. News & World Report, all for 2016'17. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

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