All alumni and friends of Bethel are invited to the Alumni Banquet
from noon-2 p.m., Saturday, June 7, in Memorial Hall. The annual event
-- at a new time and three weeks later than in the past -- honors
alumni award recipients and the spring reunion classes, with special
recognition of the “Golden Thresher” class.
Two alumni will be recognized for their accomplishments: Leona Penner
’66, Lincoln, Neb., will receive the Outstanding Alumnus Award, and
Peter Goering ’77, Silver Spring, Md., the Distinguished Achievement
Award. For more information about these individuals, go to
A dessert reception with the award recipients is scheduled for 2-3
p.m. Saturday, June 7, in the cafeteria of Schultz Student Center. The
reception also honors retired faculty and staff.
Discount price for the banquet is $22.50 if paying by May 23, $25
regular price May 26-28. For reservations, contact Thresher Bookstore
in Schultz Student Center, 316-284-5205. Payment or credit card
information is required when the reservation is made. No refunds can
be given after May 30, since after that the Alumni Office will have
been charged for reserved meals. Those attending the banquet receive a
nametag at the door, which serves as their ticket.
The theme for Alumni Weekend is “Back to Bethel!” This year’s extended
event, June 6-8, features opportunities to stay on campus, volunteer,
attend enrichment classes, sing and worship together. The Classes of
1954, 1959 and 1964 and the 1967 European tour choir will gather for
reunion dinners Saturday night.
Information was mailed to all alumni in late March. If you did not
receive it, go to www.bethelks.edu/alumni-weekend or contact the
alumni office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-284-5251.
Those with class years ending in 4 and 9 will be observe 10th- through
45th-anniversary reunions at Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 18.