Joel Boehner '05 is the 2019 Alumnus of the Year
Kevin Blowers ’96
Timothy Award for Outstanding Service
Kevin has been working in the Bowen Library at Bethel University since 1993, when he started as a student worker. Since then, his roles have ranged from working the circulation desk, to becoming curator of both the Bethel University and Missionary Church archives. He currently serves as Technical Services Librarian and Curator of the Missionary Church Archives at Bethel University. He obtained his undergraduate degree in English from Bethel University in 1996, a Master of Arts in Humanities from the University of Chicago in 1997, and his Master of Library Science from Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, in 2004. Kevin is a diligent worker as he balances the tasks that six individuals typically maintain, making him a valuable asset to the university. Though he has many significant accomplishments, his work in Bethel’s and the Missionary Church’s archives is cherished dearly. He is a keeper and collector of history —helping keep the past present in the lives of those who seek it out. When time-consuming projects have been presented to him, he has accomplished them in record-breaking time. Blowers is enthusiastic to help discover these glimpses into history and see what it still means to people, answering questions about relatives, past events and rediscovering memories. His work ethic is not confined to his work in the archives, however, as he has dabbled in many other professions also, teaching a few classes at the university and aiding in important research. He has dedicated many hours to the Gospel Center Missionary Church, teaching Sunday school, participating in the worship band and serving in many other areas. Kevin’s behind-the-scenes work is priceless to Bethel’s community.
- alumni awards 2020