Class of 1983 Reunion Party

Greetings Bethel College Class of 1983,

It feels like we just graduated, so how can it be time for our 30-year reunion already? Time flies!

Bethel University's Homecoming is October 4-6, and you'll have a chance to catch up with former (notice we didn't say "old"...) classmates on Saturday evening, October 5. After all the reunion classes gather for an hors d’oeuvres reception in Brushaber Commons and a Royal Celebration in the Benson Great Hall, our Class of ’83 party will be in the new 3900 Grill from 8-11 p.m. There will be a short, informal program to kick things off, then lots of time to reconnect with friends - and ample opportunities to pull out pictures of your kids...and grandkids! 

We'd love to see you again. So plan to come back to Bethel October 5th to share your favorite college memories with friends, old and new. In the meantime, check out our class Facebook group. Post pictures of Bethel days and update all of us on what is happening in your lives.

Hope to see you in October!


Saturday, October 5

  • Reunion Reception (Brushaber Commons) | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Royal Celebration (Benson Great Hall) | 7-8 p.m.
  • Class of 1983 Reunion Party (3900 Grill) | 8-11 p.m.

Check out the full Homecoming schedule to see all the great events and activities planned for the weekend.


Register now for Homecoming and the Class of 1983 Reunion package. The package is $15/person and includes the Reunion Reception, Royal Celebration, and Class Reunion Party. The online registration deadline is Sunday, September 29.

Stay connected

  • Update your info. Make sure your information is current so you don't miss out on any Bethel events or opportunities.

Missing classmates

Anybody know where these folks are? It’d be a shame if they missed our party just because we don’t have a current email address!

  • Sandra Erickson Anderson
  • Lynn Russell Bonack
  • Doris Butka
  • Bobby Clark
  • Pamela Davison
  • Susan Dekkenga
  • Denise Readel Doerksen
  • Jan Harmelink Hyman
  • Jeffrey Johnson
  • Edgarlynn Krotzer
  • Robin Kutz
  • Frank La Tona
  • Barbara Kerssen Larson
  • Seng Lee
  • Daryl Morrissey
  • Allen Nelson
  • David Parsons
  • Scott Porter
  • John Skelly
  • Kelly Graham Thiessen
  • Patti Dobson Tornquist
  • Janice Smith Wermann

If you know how to get in touch with any of these classmates, (gently) encourage them to update their info or call the Office of Alumni and Parent Services at 651.638.6462!


Bethel has secured discounted rates for campus guests at several area hotels. View a list of hotels and request their "Bethel rate."


For more information about Homecoming and our Class Reunion, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Services at 651.638.6462 or 800.255.8706, ext. 6462, or email


Class of 1983 Reunion Team:

  • Cheryl Austring Brunkow
  • Rich Brunkow
  • Keri Berquist Olufson
  • Jody Bakken Potts
  • Tim Sawyer

We're Registered!