I always look forward to the spring season at Baker University. This year is a particularly special one for me. The freshmen who began at Baker at the same time I did are now seniors. I have watched them grow and mature and now will watch them cross the stage at graduation. I am so proud of the men and women they have become and soon they will be among your ranks—proud Baker University alumni.
All of us at the University — the students, faculty and staff — look forward to the three days in May when our campus is abuzz as we celebrate Alumni Weekend and Commencement.
Throughout the past four years, I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our alumni and hearing the special Baker stories. Our Golden Anniversary Class members always inspire us as they passionately share their memories of their beloved alma mater. Listening to their stories and learning more about the significant impact Baker University has made in their lives continues to leave a lasting impression.
In response to conversations with alumni, our dedicated University Advancement staff and the Alumni Association Board of Directors discussed plans to involve all Baker graduates in the weekend celebration. I believe you will find an event, including the additions of a golf outing on Friday and an off-campus social Saturday evening, that will appeal to you and your family.
Now is a wonderful time to be associated with Baker University as we continue to deliver on the promise of academic excellence to our students.
Thank you to all of our alumni for your loyal support. Share your Baker Pride by joining us in May.
With Baker Pride,
Patricia N. Long