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Bethany Lutheran College ranked number 1 in Minnesota and number 10 in nation for social mobility according to U.S. News and World Report

Bethany ranks number ten in the nation in latest U.S. News poll

Bethany Lutheran College is ranked number ten in the United States and number one in the State of Minnesota for graduates’ social mobility—the ability to climb the success ladder—in the 2023 U.S. News College Rankings – National Liberal Arts Colleges Category. The rankings were released on Monday, September 12, 2022. U.S. News ranks schools in…

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Inaugural Exceptional Service to Bethany Award recipients announced

Bethany Lutheran College is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Exceptional Service to Bethany Award. President Emeritus Norman Holte and Ms. Eleanor Wilson are being recognized for their contributions to the Bethany Community. This Exceptional Service Award was created to recognize faculty or staff members, administrators, volunteers, or a specific class or group…

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Opening Service marks the official start of the academic year

The Bethany Lutheran College 2022-23 Academic Year is officially underway. New and returning students, faculty and staff, alumni, parents, and friends gathered in Trinity Chapel on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 10 a.m. for the Opening Service. As the faculty processed into the Chapel, the assembly joined together singing “Come Holy Ghost and Lord” after…

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Pat Meyer, President Emeritus Marvin Meyer’s wife, Passes Away at 82

Mrs. Patricia (Pat) Meyer (’59), wife of Bethany President Emeritus Marvin Meyer, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2022, in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Pat warmly welcomed Bethany alumni and friends to the campus for many events and reunions during her husband’s forty-three years on campus and especially throughout the twenty years he served as College…

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Sigurd Lee Passes at 95

Beloved Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) Professor Emeritus Sigurd (Sig) Lee has passed away at the age of 95 in Mankato. Sig was a 1949 Bethany alumnus, and returned to his alma mater where he taught English and was the pioneering theatre director for over three decades spanning the years 1960-1993. He directed countless drama productions…

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Alumni Board

The Bethany Lutheran College Alumni Board’s purpose is to strengthen relationships between BLC and its alumni, providing opportunities for alumni to serve their college, and for the college to serve its alumni. The board serves in an advisory capacity to Bethany’s Manager of Alumni Relations and the Advancement Department. *Learn more about the Bethany Alumni…

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Media Arts Alumna Leads At NFL Social Lab

Bethany alumna, Ruth Wels, is doing some pretty sweet work for the National Football League (NFL). Wels (12) is working for the NFL’s social media division. Bethany media arts professor Amanda Quist’s interviewed Wels recently, and her blog post explains the story. Read more about Ruth and the amazing content she’s creating for one of…

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Alumni Profiles

Enjoy reading these profiles of some of our many wonderful Bethany alumni! Next, check out profiles of our faculty. We have right now, but yours could be here too! If you’d like to submit your information for consideration as an Alumni Profile, please fill out the Alumni Profile form. If you have recent news you’d…

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Submit Alumni News

Alumni can use this form to share their personal news with the Bethany Family! News submitted will be published in the Alumni News section of the next issue of Bethany Magazine. If you would like to be considered for inclusion on the Bethany web site and other marketing materials, please fill out an Alumni Profile…

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Athletic Hall of Fame

The BLC Athletic Hall of Fame can be found on There, you can view past inductees or nominate a Bethany athlete for consideration. *Information for the 2024 BLC Athletic Hall of Fame class can be found HERE.

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Distinguished Alumni

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes an alumnus/a of Bethany Lutheran College who has demonstrated spiritual development, intellectual and creative growth, self-understanding, and responsible citizenship through service to their community or church and professional achievement. The recipient has also actively supported the mission of Bethany Lutheran College. The selection committee meets every fall to choose the…

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Alumni Events

Bethany alumni are always welcome to any event on our event calendar! You might be especially interested in these events:

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Bethany Archives

See collections of photos, records, and documents from Bethany’s rich history in the BLC Archives. Viewing the archives in person is by appointment only. Call 507-344-7325 or email Bethany Archives

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