1st Source Bank awards $100,000 grant to Bethel College

Mishawaka, IN – 1st Source Bank has awarded a $100,000 grant to Bethel College for four new clinical simulation laboratories in its School of Nursing. The high-fidelity, computer based simulation labs and mannequins will present nursing students with comprehensive training in the varied and complex patient environments found in health care settings.
1st Source Regional President Ron Zeltwanger presented $50,000 of the contribution to Dr. Deborah Gillum, Dean of Nursing, and Rick Munroe, Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
“With the increased demand for nurses in our community, 1st Source Bank is pleased to make this contribution,” said Zeltwanger. Not only will the labs allow Bethel to accommodate new students, but they’ll be equipped with the latest and most advanced technology to ensure nurses get the best possible education and training.”
"Our friends at 1st Source did a remarkable thing, not just for Bethel College, but for our community,” said Bethel President Gregg Chenoweth, Ph.D. “Sickness is the great equalizer for us all -- old and young, poor and rich.  When the challenge comes, you want an excellent nurse. This gift helps Bethel maximally prepare care-givers for our region."  

1st Source Corporation, parent company of 1st Source Bank, has assets of $5.2 billion and is the largest locally controlled financial institution headquartered in the northern Indiana-southwestern Michigan area. The Corporation includes 81 banking centers, 22 1st Source Bank Specialty Finance Group locations nationwide, eight Trust and Wealth Management locations and ten 1st Source Insurance offices. For more than 150 years, 1st Source has been committed to the success of the communities it serves.  For more information, visit www.1stsource.com.
Photograph:  1st Source Central Region President Ron Zeltwanger presents a contribution to Dr. Deborah Gillum, Dean of Nursing, inside Bethel’s current laboratory.
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