Congratulations, Bethanians, we have successfully completed the 2020-2021 academic year.
Thank you to our faculty, staff, and students for following safety protocols and for your commitment to keeping yourselves and others healthy. This year has gone as smoothly as we could have expected when we launched our #ProtectTheHerd initiative. In a year of uncertainty, we minimized our number of positive COVID-19 cases at the college, and finished the fall and spring semesters on campus without interruption.
Because of your dedication, we recently celebrated the classes of 2021 and 2020 with an in-person commencement ceremony. I am particularly happy to have welcomed back last year’s graduates after the pandemic canceled or drastically changed the traditions they expected during their senior year at Bethany. Congratulations to the graduates of both classes for navigating unexpected challenges during your college careers, and best of luck in your futures.
I wish everyone a safe and happy summer, and look forward to welcoming our returning students back to campus in the fall for another in-person semester. We know that Bethany College thrives as a residential community, and we are hopeful that the fall semester will begin to look and feel more like Bethany did before the pandemic. Trust that we will continue to focus on the health and well-being of the entire Bethany community as we plan ahead.
This year, as #ONEBethany, you have demonstrated what it means to be #BethanySTRONG.