California Baptist University welcomed more than 250 grandparents of students for the fifth annual Grandparents Day on March 30.
Grandparents had the opportunity to participate in a full day of planned activities as they caught a glimpse of life at CBU. The day started with a welcome session, which highlighted the various facts that make CBU unique and a devotional thought shared by John Montgomery, dean of Spiritual Life. Grandparents then had an array of courses they could attend throughout the day, such as 3D Printing, The Next Best Thing to Real - College of Nursing Simulation Lab and C.S. Lewis’ Remarkable Spiritual Journey. Additionally, grandparents were offered an opportunity to participate in a campus tour, watch a women’s choir performance and attend a men’s volleyball game.
Paul Eldridge, vice president for University Advancement, said it was an honor to host the grandparents of CBU students.
“Your grandkids attend a Great Commission school. We want our students to go out and impact the world,” said Eldridge, at the welcome session.
Dr. Charles D. Sands, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, reassured the grandparents of the university’s commitment to provide a place for students to excel.
“We want our students to thrive spiritually and physically. We strive to create an environment for students to thrive in,” Sands said. “We are here to fulfill the Great Commission and to ensure our students succeed at CBU.”