Mishawaka, Ind. It was a day of dedication at Bethel College to honor the hard work of those who inspire many. For years, the residence hall at the entrance of campus was called The Lodge.
Thursday, it was given a name with meaning, to honor former Bethel President Doctor Norman Bridges and his wife, Janice. Doctor Bridges was president from 1989 to mid-2004 and his name tells a story.
“When students see Bridges Hall on the brick, it would spark conversation about a person used of God at the right time,” says the president of Bethel College Gregg Chenoweth. “We do believe as a Christian institution that God brings certain people at certain times for certain purpose and a same message will be true for the students who live here.”
Bob and Marilynn Ham were also honored for their many years of service. The two led the music department to accreditation and national notoriety.
The Ham Wing of music education and performance can be found in the lower level of the Everst-Rohrer Chapel-Fine Arts Center.