Class of 2005

Jerome Wardlow was the first Black bachelor's graduate of BLC.

Jerome Wardlow (’05)

While Black students have attended, and graduated, from Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) for many decades, it was in 2005 that the first Black graduate earned his bachelor’s degree from Bethany. His name is Jerome Wardlow. Wardlow came to Bethany from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, after being recruited by Art Westphal to join the Vikings basketball program. “Basketball…

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