Annual Event Invites Grandparents To Spend Day With Their CBU Student
RIVERSIDE (April 12, 2016)—California Baptist University welcomed more than 200 grandparents of students for the fourth annual Grandparents' Day on April 8.
Grandparents had the opportunity to participate in a full day of planned activities as they were given a glimpse into the lives of their grandchildren at CBU. Activities included chapel and an array of courses organized for the day such as 3D printing, CBU Culture, Turning Points in Baptist History, which were taught by CBU faculty, staff or community leaders. Additionally, they were also treated to a free lunch, a choir performance, campus tours and a Lancer baseball game.
William Schoellerman was pleased to have an opportunity to visit the university his granddaughter talks frequently about.
"I am happy to be able to meet and talk to the professors and the friends my granddaughter always talks about," Schoellerman said. "Most of all I just want to spend time with [her]."
Grandparents' Day is an opportunity for CBU and students to show appreciation for grandparents' support and love, said Dr. Arthur Cleveland, vice president for Institutional Advancement.
"We are thrilled to have you here at California Baptist University," Cleveland told the grandparents at the welcome session. "I want you to know that in all my years of working in education, your grandkids have a nice place to go to college. When I walk around campus, I get the feeling that students are happy to be here. They embrace each other and I often hear testimonies of the spiritual growth in the lives of students."