NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Service, breakfast strengthen BBC-community ties
A special day of community service and an on-campus president's breakfast for area leaders served to strengthen the link between Baptist Bible College & Seminary and people in the surrounding region.
Nearly 400 students participated on November 3 in Community Appreciation Day. No classes were held during the day, as students were joined by faculty and staff members.
The day began with nearly three dozen community leaders attending a special informative breakfast with BBC&S President Jim Jeffery.
Both events served as valuable connections to local residents, businesses, and organizations.
Community Appreciation Day
Students, faculty, and staff left campus in the morning to assist in 22 different local service projects. Teams and worked throughout the Scranton and Lackawanna County areas.
See pictures from the day here.
The goal was to show appreciation to the surrounding community through service. Several teams worked in local neighborhoods raking leaves and doing fall cleanup projects. Other teams painted, cleaned, raked, and perform many other needed services for area businesses and organizations, including the Scranton Rescue Mission, Ronald McDonald House, the South Abington Township Police Department, Riverfront Sports, and The Clarks Summit Shade Tree Commission.
Watch a video about a previous Community Appreciation Day here.
Community Impact Breakfast
The President's Community Impact Breakfast brought area and business leaders to campus for a morning time of fellowship and learning about BBC&S.
Guests were treated to a breakfast buffet and a special thank you gift. A folder of information about BBC&S was also provided.
Speakers included President Jeffery; Galen Shoff; chaplain for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees; Dan Nichols; a BBC senior; and David Tressler, a member of the 2010 President's Golf Classic Committee.
In his presentation, President Jeffery shared about BBC&S' community and economic impact. He also discussed the new Kempton Athletic Center, and the leadership model BBC&S seeks to uphold in the community and the education of students.
See pictures of the event here.
Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers 38 academic programs, from a one-year Bible Certificate to PhDs. Programs are available through the Clarks Summit campus and several distance learning options. To learn more, go to www.bbc.edu or call 570.586.2400.
Posted on: 11/5/2009 2:53:18 PM