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Congratulations 2024 Graduates


By Bethany College


LINDSBORG, Kan. (May 3, 2024) — Bethany College conferred degrees upon 99 students in Presser Hall Auditorium on April 27, 2024. The ceremony honored students who earned Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education from the college during the 2023-2024 academic year. Summer, fall, and spring graduates were honored during a Baccalaureate worship service at 10:30 a.m. in Presser Hall, followed by Commencement at 2 p.m. Campus Pastor Melissa Woeppel led the Baccalaureate Service, and Rev. Lamont Wells, Executive Director of the Network of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and College and Universities (NECU).

Gracelyn Gaskill ’24, a chemistry and music major from Lindsborg, Kansas, provided special music for Commencement. Senior class speakers Inioluwa “Enoch” Ojo ’24, a biology major from Katy, Texas, and Benjamin “Ben” Turner ’24, a History and Political Science Major from Peyton, Colorado, gave thoughtful remarks on their time at Bethany College, taking time to thank their friends, faculty, and coaches. Dr. Brent Mai ’85, Dean of University Libraries at Wichita State University, gave the commencement address, encouraging this year’s graduates to go out into the world and exercise the four tenets of stoicism: wisdom, courage, temperance, and justice.

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