Banquet features celebration, tributes

Banquet features celebration, tributes

BBC&S students, faculty, and staff came together for an evening of celebrating and making memories during the annual Spring Banquet on Friday, April 26

A time-honored tradition, the event was held at Genetti Manor in Dickson City, PA. The special evening featured entertainment, delicious food, and fun mixed with fellowship for all who attended.

"The Spring Banquet is one of the major highlights of our year," said Jonathan Strayer, Director of Student Activities. "It is a time for students, staff, faculty, and administration-the whole BBC family- to come together to recap the year God has given us and to enjoy one another's company in a celebratory setting."

View photos from the event here.

BBC&SHighlights of the evening included live-feed video interviews with guests as they arrived, presentation of the "BBC Choice Awards," and a fun video tribute to Dean of Students Matt Pollock.

Guests also enjoyed trying to identify the faculty or staff members in wedding photos placed on each table.

Special Recognition
Awards were presented to Pollock, who will be leaving BBC after 21 years serving on campus, and to Assistant Dean of Students Carol King, who is retiring after 24 years of service.

"It was a bittersweet night for me because the Spring Banquet captures so much of what is special about BBC," said Pollock. "BBC is all about relationships fully grounded in God's Word and forged in a deep love for one another. At the end of the night, I looked out across the crowd and realized that this is BBC - this is the kind of experience I will think of the most as I reflect on my years here."

In addition to Assistant Dean, King has served in a range of roles that include teaching, counseling, and advising students.

"I remember one of my first BBC banquets, watching the students MC and perform in the program, and seeing the guys and girls dressed up so beautifully, and though not one of them was related to me, I felt like a proud mom," said King. "The funny thing is that feeling has not gone away. It's a great evening of fellowship with my peers as well, but what I love the best, and always will, is seeing the students as the amazing young adults they are."

Celebration and Awards
BBC Choice Awards were presented to students, faculty, and staff members for a variety of categories. Among the award winners were:

-Stephen Merkh for Most Likely to be the Next Person Thrown into the Pond.
-Traci Thompson for Most Likely to Have Their Life Break Out into a Musical
-Kyle Cryan for Most Likely to Get Lost on a Wilderness Trip
-Dr. Jim Lytle for Most Likely Faculty or Staff Member to Have a Dorm Named After Them
-Scott Cleveland for Most Likely to be Next Dean of Students

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Posted on: 4/30/2013 3:00:10 PM

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