Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ayers Foundation recognized at Bethel University

On May 8th, 2010, Janet and Jim Ayers of The Ayers Foundation were recognized during the dedication of the New Science Building on the Bethel University Campus in McKenzie, Tennessee. During the dedication of the new building, The Jim and Janet Ayers Lecture Hall was presented in recognition of their commitment and contributions to Bethel students.

A view of the newly constructed science building at Bethel University

Janet Ayers, President of The Ayers Foundation, served as the commencement speaker and was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters from Bethel by President Prosser during the day's events. Ayers told graduates that their personal stories will be inspiring to others to pursue their dreams. "The most effective tool for ministry to others is a life story." Ayers said. "Each of you has a life story." Ayers shared other personal stories from graduates and encouraged them to pursue their dreams and share their stories.

President Ayers delivering her commencement address at Bethel University