NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Spirits were high on the campus of Baptist Bible College & Seminary during the annual Homecoming celebration on the weekend of October 6-7. Entertainment, athletics, banquets, and awards provided the structural framework for the extended BBC&S family to fellowship with one another and worship the Creator together.
Friday hosted a number of events for visiting alumni including a time for praise and sharing and the annual Alumni Banquet. In conjunction with the banquet, the awards service recognized BBC alumni for their service for Christ. Recipients of the Alumni Service Awards were the following: Dr Joseph B. Flatt, Jr. of First Baptist Church of Carmel, IN was recognized as the Outstanding Pastor. Kennard R. Mosher received recognition as the Outstanding Educator alumnus for his former involvement in BBC after his graduation and his work as a certified professional counselor in churches. Delores Ann Woods was the Outstanding Missionary, recognized for her service in a wide variety of ministries in Manaus and Sao Paulo, Brazil over the last 40 years. Wilbur and Nona Janowski were recognized as this year's Outstanding Layworkers for their ministries in local churches including Heritage Baptist Church in Clarks Summit, PA, and multiple churches in the Greenville, SC area.
Along with the Outstanding Service awards, the Alumnus of the Year award was given to Dr. Donald Trott. Dr. Trott served in the mission field in Hong Kong with ABWE, where he fulfilled the role of the first president of the China Baptist Theological College. In 1974, he served at Baptist Bible College & Seminary in various positions for 14 years before his return to service with ABWE, where he now holds the position of Executive Director of Enlistment and Education.
Parents, student, alumni, faculty, staff, and others also enjoyed food, fun, and fellowship in the brisk, sunny, fall weather of northeastern Pennsylvania on Saturday. Many student organizations, including the dorms and the Student Leadership Council, raised funds by selling food and providing activities. Pizza, pierogies, buffalo-style chicken wings, buckeyes, and a wide assortment of other foods were available for those looking to satisfy their hunger as they watched the Defender vs. Alumni athletic competitions, visited with old classmates, and spent time with visiting family and friends.
Saturday evening held the Parent's Day/Homecoming program in the Phelps Student Center gymnasium. The event included the recognition of the Homecoming royalty accompanied by entertainment provided by the Student Leadership Council. Matthew Dodd and Jerrica Yates were elected as king and queen by the BBC student body. Matt and Jerrica were recognized for their heart for God and notable character.
Posted on: 10/18/2006 4:27:20 PM