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Bethel Welcomes Incoming Students for VIP Day

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Bethel welcomed recent high school graduates to campus for a VIP Day Luncheon with the President

by Bethel University

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Bethel University welcomed recent high school graduates to campus on Wednesday, July 27 for a VIP Day Luncheon with the President.

Twenty-six recent graduates from Carroll County, Henry County, and Gleason high schools and their families were welcomed to the main Bethel campus for a VIP luncheon. During the event students were able to complete the final steps for fall registration, and meet with both President Walter Butler and Vice President Wayne Scott.

“Today we had a great time eating lunch and visiting with some of our local incoming freshmen,” Butler said, “It was a great representation of our area, and these are just a few of our local incoming freshmen.”

Many of the incoming students in attendance have received academic, athletic, and Renaissance scholarships going into their freshman year, and participating students are majoring in diverse areas of study including nursing, criminal justice, education and computer science.

This was the first year that Bethel’s Recruitment and Admissions office hosted the luncheon for the local high school graduates. In the future they hope to make VIP Day an annual event and expand it by adding high school students outside of the immediate counties as attendees.

“It was great having our incoming students from the local area on campus for VIP day,” said Tina Hodges, director of recruitment and admissions.

Freshman students will be welcomed to campus starting on August 18 for Freshman Orientation. Throughout the weekend, students will form important connections with peers, faculty and staff and become acclimated to the campus prior to starting class. The fall 2022 semester starts August 22.