NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Students, faculty active in community during fall semester
Serving and leading in the greater Scranton, PA, community is a key role this semester for students, faculty, and staff at Baptist Bible College & Seminary.
The annual Community Appreciation Day on Tuesday, November 4. will draw hundreds from campus to a range of off-campus projects.
Service projects take the place of classes for a day at Baptist Bible College, with the focus shifted to showing appreciation to the community in a practical way and demonstrating the ministry-oriented focus of BBC&S.
Work ranges from typical fall-related chores to broader clean-up efforts, tree-planting and painting. Locations included area businesses, nonprofit centers and schools.
Watch a video from the 2007 Community Appreciation Day here.
Along with many individual and small-group involvement, broader fall semester community events include:
-- On September 11, the American Red Cross of Lackawanna County hosted a blood drive in the Phelps Student Center Gym.
The event allowed students to support the community through blood donation. BBC has held blood drives regularly since 1969.
-- Over 30 BBC students and faculty members joined the 8,000 men, women, and children who participated in Scranton's 18th annual Race for the Cure.
The event took place on September 13th and raised $300,000, 75 percent of which will remain within the community for cancer prevention and treatment costs.
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: 9/23/2008 4:45:45 PM