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MISHAWAKA Bethel College mourns death of VP

Bethel College in Mishawaka is mourning the death of its vice president who had battled cancer for the past three years.
Posted on Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

MISHAWAKA — Bethel College administrator Kathy Gribbin, 59, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Hospice in South Bend after a three-year battle with cancer.

Gribbin was the vice president for life calling and student enrichment. A 1976 Bethel graduate, Gribbin had worked at the college in the late ’70s as the director of student recruitment, before leaving briefly to take a role as the director of student life at Judson University in Illinois from 1981 to 1994, according to information from the college. In 1994, she returned to Bethel, serving in several roles including dean of students and residence life, associate dean of students and resident director. In 2010, she became Bethel’s first female vice president.

According to the college, funeral arrangements are pending.

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