November 15, 2012 | 2:04 p.m.
By Suzanne McInroy, Director of Communications
Bethel University hosted the annual meeting of presidents and spouses in the Christian College Consortium (CCC) in October. Eleven of the 13 presidents and five of their spouses attended, along with Stan Gaede, president of the CCC, and his wife Judy. The 18 individuals met on Bethel’s campus from October 21-23. Highlights of the three-day conference included meeting with local pastors, daily devotionals and prayer time, a campus tour that included the simulation lab in the nursing department, and a Bethel brass ensemble performance in Benson Great Hall.
According to the CCC website, the Christian College Consortium was founded in 1971 and is a group of 13 “Christian colleges and universities located across the United States who–through scholarships, conferences and exchange programs—serve the cause of Christ in higher education by encouraging and assisting one another in the pursuit of their respective missions.” In addition to Bethel, the member institutions are Asbury University, George Fox University, Gordon College, Greenville College, Houghton College, Malone University, Messiah College, Seattle Pacific University, Taylor University, Trinity International University, Westmont College, and Wheaton College.