All alumni and friends of Bethel are invited to the Alumni Banquet Saturday, May 19, at 6 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The annual event honors this spring’s alumni award recipients, reunion classes and Class of 2012 graduates. This year’s banquet will also be an observation of the college’s 125th anniversary.
Four alumni will be recognized for their accomplishments: Toshihiro "Ted" Fukudome ’72, Tokyo, will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award; Glen Ediger ’75, North Newton, the Outstanding Alumnus Award; and co-recipients Marie Voth ’62/’65 and Martha Voth ’62/’65, North Newton, the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the Bethel Deaconess Hospital/Bethel College Nursing Alumni Association. For more information about these individuals, go here.
Discount price of the banquet is $19 per person if paying by May 4, or $21 regular price if paying May 7-9. The ticket price covers not only the cost of the meal but includes a donation to the Alumni Association, which treats the graduating seniors to the banquet free of charge.
To make a reservation, visit or phone Thresher Bookstore in Schultz Student Center at 316-284-5205. Payment or credit card information is required when the reservation is made. No refunds can be given after May 11, since after that the alumni office will have been charged for reserved meals. Those attending receive a nametag at the door, which serves as their banquet ticket. Please arrive early to allow ample time to be seated.
In addition, the following reunion classes are invited to special meals and coffees that are also part of Alumni Weekend, Friday and Saturday, May 18-19: 1937, 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967 and contact the alumni office, 316-284-5251, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to the Alumni Weekend schedule and registration form are here.