Charter Day Procession and Service
Students and alumni braved the rain and welcomed the sun for games, awards, and special events. As always, the weekend began with the ANC and BAC students and faculty, and the Board of Trustees walking the traditional procession to the cathedral for a special Charter Day church service.
This year's service was delivered by BAC Alumnus Rev. Christopher Barber (AA '08,
BA '10, MDiv '13). Watch the service recording.
Community Field Day
The procession was followed by a sunny Community Field Day, organized by BAC Student Life. Families and students gathered outside the College Center and enjoyed carnival games, cornhole, paper crafts, and more.
BAC Alumni Awards and Reception
“[The Distinguished Alumni Award] recognizes alumni of the College who have given
back to their communities, alma mater, or church, especially by applying the values
and perspectives garnered from a New Church liberal arts education.” Distinguished Alumni Awards were given to Stephen David (attended ‘79-81), Jay Volcy
(BA ‘17), Louise Barry Rose (AA ‘51, BS ‘53), and posthumously Rev. Frank Rose (AA ‘48, BA ‘50, MDiv ‘52). Awards were followed by an alumni reception with entertainment by alumna Freya (Simons) Williams’ musical group, Freya and the Daydreams. Read recipient biographies.
Women's Soccer Game and Tailgate
The Lions had a big win against Clarks Summit, with a final score of 10-0. Spectators huddled under umbrellas, tents, and raincoats to cheer on the Women’s Soccer Team, who also celebrated Senior Day for their senior players. At halftime, current Senior Ashley Rivera was presented the 2022-23 CSAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.
Women's Volleyball and Alumni Games
Women’s Volleyball won their game 3-1 against Saint Elizabeth University. Immediately following this exciting win, students and alumni had a blast playing in an alumni game, organized by Amber Wood (BA ‘19).
Open Mic Night
David Steen (BA ‘14) hosted an open mic night for students and alumni to perform. The College Center was transformed into a neatly lit stage for brave participants and a supportive audience.
Brunch with Leo the Lion
The weekend drew to a close with a new event, Brunch with Leo the Lion. Alumni, family, and friends reflected on the fun-filled weekend, while children swarmed the newly redesigned Leo the Lion. Allison Warren (BS ’20) attended with her family and said, “I have two little kiddos who love mascots, and it was so nice to be able to come back to visit BAC with my kids for an activity aimed towards them. It was nice being able to relive my college breakfasts with the waffle bar, and to share that with my kids means a lot!”
Monday Golf Outing
Monday October 23rd held the 29th annual Charter Day Golf Outing, which has raised over $690,000 over the years for the ANC and BAC Student Scholarship Fund. Rob Kees made a hole-in-one!