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Willis Anthony with the 2011 Bethany Lutheran College Distinguished Alumni Award.

Willis Anthony receives alumnus award

Willis E. Anthony is the recipient of the 2011 Bethany Lutheran College Distinguished Alumni Award. He was presented with the award during the 2011 commencement ceremony. Anthony grew up on the family farm near Norseland, Minnesota. He attended Bethany Lutheran High School and a year of junior college at Bethany before attending Iowa State University…

Georgia Rettmer holding the Distinguished Alumna award in 2010.

Rettmer receives 2010 alumna award

To know Georgia (Stoll) Rettmer is to experience the warmth of a bright summer day—bask in rays of sunshine. It is no wonder that she has accomplished so much in her life and has been selected as the 2010 Bethany Lutheran College Distinguished Alumna. Bethany years Georgia first discovered Bethany during her high school days…

Rev. George Orvick in the Ottesen Museum.

A Life’s Passion

The Rev. George Orvick has served the Evangelical Lutheran Synod in a number of capacities during his years as a member, pastor, and synodical leader. It’s a story of conviction, belief, goals, advice, laughter, and the love of a lifetime. When you sit down with a person selected to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award from…

From left: President Dan Bruss, Alfred Schwan, and commencement speaker Rev. Larry Burgdorf. (2008)

Distinguished Alumnus Award honors the late Marvin M. Schwan

The Schwan Food Company is well known in the Bethany community. Not only is the company famous for its ice cream and delivery trucks, but it is also known to the College for another reason. Marvin M. Schwan, founder and late president of the Schwan Food Company, was more than just a businessman—he was a…

President Marvin Meyer receives a gift from Alumni Board President Kaye Anderson

Distinguished honors given to Meyer

Fall 2002 The Board of Regents of Bethany Lutheran College and the Bethany Lutheran College Alumni Association have bestowed distinguished honors on President Marvin Meyer. The alumni awarded the first-ever Distinguished Alumnus Award to President Meyer (JC59) at the 75th Anniversary Banquet held this past summer. Alumni Board Chair Kaye Anderson (JC ’85) presented the…

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