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…

Woman on stage hands a painting to a man standing on floor in front of stage

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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