Students enjoy traditional break from finals preparation
Riverside, Calif. (Dec. 14, 2016) - Students took a short break from preparing for final exams on the evening of Dec. 13 to enjoy a late-night breakfast served by California Baptist University faculty and staff.
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. Students were served a spread of eggs, French toast, bacon, Tater Tots and doughnuts at the Alumni Dining Commons.
Santa Claus also made an appearance to take pictures with students.
“It’s fun to be able to be here with the students and to serve them,” said Jeri Whitfield, assistant professor of nursing. “My belief in Jesus Christ is that Jesus said to love others and this is a way of spreading love to the students.”
Anthony Lammons, dean of students in Student Services, volunteered to interact with students.
“That’s what student services is all about,” Lammons said. “We want to let them know that we appreciate them and that we recognize them as individuals. That’s what CBU’s about.”
Zachary Wasendorf, a political science freshman, enjoyed the food and the hospitality.
“It shows that our faculty are really dedicated to students and they are willing to give back,” Wasendorf said.
Sarah Swope, a psychology freshman, appreciated the event bringing people together.
“Seeing everyone come in here as a community during finals shows you’re all in this together,” Swope said.