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Founder’s Day

March 3, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Founder’s Day celebrates Alexander Campbell and the founding of Bethany College. Graduating Seniors are encouraged to wear their graduation regalia and participate in the convocation ceremony.

11 a.m., Commencement Hall
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Douglas A. Foster, author of “A Life of Alexander Campbell”

Noon, Phillips Hall Lounge
Respondent: D. Duane Cummins, President Emeritus of the College and Professor of American History

1 p.m., Campbell Cemetery


Please register below to attend Founder’s Day in person. Anyone who cannot make it to campus is welcome to join us via livestream.

Dr. Douglas A. Foster, the author of a biography on the founder of Bethany College, will be the keynote speaker at the college’s annual Founder’s Day Convocation, held in Commencement Hall, on March 3.

Dr. Doug Foster is a scholar in residence at Abilene Christian University, where he was a full-time professor for more than 25 years. His latest book, “A Life of Alexander Campbell,” was published in June and is considered the first critical biography of Campbell.

This Founder’s Day, we want to celebrate by supporting the Bethany Fund and God’s Acre Cemetery.

The Bethany Fund – Your support of the Bethany Fund enables us to continue our commitment to each student that enters the Oglebay Gates at Bethany College. Your gifts have allowed us to create new academic programs, create and sustain student scholarships, maintain and sanitize our buildings, and much more. The Bethany Fund directly impacts our students, faculty, staff, and our strategic vision. You are leading Bethany into the future as a distinct college.

God’s Acre Cemetery – God’s Acre is the final resting place of many Bethanians since the earliest years of Alexander Campbell. Alexander Campbell, members of the Campbell family, past college presidents, and other Bethanians, all rest under the beautiful trees of God’s Acre. The purposefulness is to provide a place of sacred rest for the saints and a place of quiet retreat for those who come to visit them. Your participation in supporting this fund will allow us to maintain the dignity, sustainability, and historic nature of the land.


Mar 03
11:00 am - 12:00 pm