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John Patrick Cardinal Foley Hall Is Officially Open At Bethlehem University

September 2021 – John Patrick Cardinal Foley Hall, the new home for the school of Nursing and Health Sciences at Bethlehem University, is officially open. A dedication and blessing ceremony took place on September 6, 2021.  Click here to learn more. 

The Foundation Mourns the Loss of John E. “Jack” Steger

August 2021 – John E. “Jack” Steger, 1926–2021 Jack Steger, the Bethlehem University Foundation’s first Board of Directors chairman, passed away on July 14 at the age of 95. Jack was an early and passionate backer of the Foundation, and brought his infectious enthusiasm to every conversation, board meeting and Read More…

Foundation Appoints Ernie Nedder Interim Executive Director

June 2021 –  The Bethlehem University Foundation today announced the appointment of Ernie Nedder as the organization’s interim Executive Director, effective immediately, as the Board continues its search for a permanent Executive Director. Mr. Nedder brings a rich background of publishing, fundraising and consultancy. He has visited Bethlehem University and Read More…

Senior OT Students meet Howard University Students

April 2021 – The senior occupational therapy students of the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences at Bethlehem University met online with students from Howard University, Washington. Those in the meeting are engaged in research for their seminar courses, and the Howard University students are conducting research for a master’s Read More…

Archbishop Girelli, Chancellor of BU appointed in India

March 2021 – On Saturday, 13 March 2021, The Holy Father Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli as the Apostolic Nuncio to India. Back in September 2017, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Girelli as the Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine. By right of office, the Apostolic Delegate becomes the Chancellor Read More…

Bethlehem University Students Win 1st Place at Joint Contest

February 2021 –  The Institute for Community Partnership (ICP) at Bethlehem University held a session to announce the winners of a competition that was between Palestinian University students and students from Hanshin University in South Korea on Friday, 29 January 2021, through Zoom. In his opening speech, Brother Peter Bray Read More…

University Holds Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Amidst Covid

December 2020 – On Thursday, 03 December 2020, a few students, faculty, and staff gathered despite the coronavirus in the De La Salle building to celebrate the annual Christmas tree lighting which is usually packed. The ceremony, which is organized by the Dean of Students Office, began with musical performance Read More…

Endowed Fund Created in Honor of Reverend Jeremiah Spencer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 09-23-2020 –    Bethlehem University Foundation Announces Creation of The Reverend Jeremiah Spencer Endowed Fund for the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Bethlehem University Funding an annual grant to the Faculty (School) of Nursing and Health Sciences   BELTSVILLE, MD — Bethlehem University Foundation is Read More…

Foundation Makes Extraordinary Gifts of $1.5+ Million

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 08-07-2020 –   Bethlehem University Foundation Makes Extraordinary Gifts of More Than $1.5 Million to Bethlehem University in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic   Foundation challenges other organizations to follow suit   BELTSVILLE, MD — With the continuing closures of the city of Bethlehem and the total shutdown Read More…

CNEWA Welcomes New President Msgr. Peter Vaccari

7-1-2020 –  The Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) welcomed Msgr. Peter Vaccari as their new president this week. Msgr. Vaccari had been serving as the Vice President of CNEWA since last fall and is now filling the position of his good friend president emeritus, Msgr. John Kozar. Read more Read More…