CBU students take a break during finals preparation to enjoy a tasty tradition
Riverside, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2018) – Jamie Perlee, a communication studies and business administration senior, took a break from preparing for finals to attend a late-night breakfast at California Baptist University on Dec. 6. She along with a few friends headed over to the Alumni Dining Commons to enjoy a hot meal served by staff and faculty members.
“When we came in, everyone greeted us and we didn’t even have to get up. The event is a great way to motivate students through finals week,” Perlee said.
The late-night breakfast, served from 9-11 p.m., is a CBU tradition that gives faculty and staff an opportunity to encourage and serve students during finals week. The menu included waffles, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Tater Tots, eggs and bacon.
Kristin Holderman, director of campus activities for Community Life, said that the late-night breakfast is a way for students to be served by faculty and staff members to end the year on a high note.
“It is a great opportunity for staff and students to be in the same room outside of the classroom. I love being able to serve the students, which is why we are here,” Holderman said.
Anthony Lammons, dean of students, said he enjoyed serving the students.
“I enjoy connecting with students who I haven’t seen for a while, wishing seniors the best and telling freshmen I knew ‘you could make it,’” Lammons said. “It is nice seeing the faces of students before they head off for their break or depart from CBU.”
Dominick Banuelos, an engineering junior, is a commuter and felt like he was at home dining with his fellow students.
“I came because I was starved and will be up for a while studying for finals,” Banuelos said.
Jennifer Amos, a business administration senior, enjoyed the eggs and liked how the staff were supporting students by serving them.
“The staff really cares about the students’ future and encourages students who are graduating to live out their purpose,” Amos said.