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Bethel receives largest-ever gift from Sundquist estate

Submitted by mzuercher on Wed, 03/30/2022 - 16:58
Bethel President Jon C. Gering

A gift of $7.25 million from the estate of Dorotha and Grant Sundquist of Independence, Iowa, will provide direct financial support to students in Bethel's Career Pathways initiative.

President Jon C. Gering announced the gift, the largest single gift in institutional history, in a press conference on campus March 30.

“Across time, Bethel has benefited from the generosity of its alumni, donors, the broader church community, and foundations,” Gering said.

New cabinet position will elevate vocation in Bethel’s long-term planning

Submitted by mzuercher on Mon, 03/14/2022 - 14:45
Megan Kershner

President Jon C. Gering has announced that Megan Kershner, director of career and leadership development, has been named the inaugural dean of vocational development, as of July 1, 2022.

Kershner is a 2008 graduate of Bethel College with a B.A. in music, and completed an MBA from Kansas Wesleyan University in 2017.

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