Nazarene Bible College says a Fond Farewell
An announcement was made this week - we're losing two much-loved members of our Nazarene Bible College family. One of our true visionaries, Dr. Don Stelting, and his wife Pam, have announced that their retirement will be January 31, 2010. In their time here they have contributed greatly, and they will be greatly missed.
Dr. Stelting began with NBC in 1995 as Vice President for Extension Education, and has been Academic Dean since 1998. His leadership has touched and greatly elevated the experience of NBC students. Dr. Graves, our College President, expressed it best: "I celebrate his many accomplishments throughout a distinguished career in higher education. The College is in a strong position academically because of his vision and leadership."
Dr. Stelting has contributed so much to NBC's success. His achievements are too many to list here, but they include:
- Helped implement the Online Education program.
- Helped implement the ADVANTAGE Program.
- Led NBC in achieving regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, a major milestone!
- Led NBC in achieving reaffirmation by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education.
In his retirement letter, Dr. Stelting humbly said, "It has been a great and wonderful privilege to minister for our Lord through the college. I thank you for allowing me to be your leader."
We at NBC are very appreciative for the many years Pam Stelting has served. She currently is the Director for the Alliance for Ministry Education. She also plays the piano beautifully for many chapel services, and has planned and run many important and successful events for NBC.
Nazarene Bible College has grown in many ways during the tenure of the Steltings. We are thankful for their vision, expertise, and devotion to the Lord that is clearly evident in their words and deeds. We at Nazarene Bible College will miss them in many ways and on many levels, and we wish them a happy and fulfilling retirement. We also humbly pray and know that the Lord will bless NBC to grant that their legacy will be carried on.
NBC ADVANTAGE Program
NBC Campus Program
NBC Online Program
Filed Under: Blog Published: 12/04/2009