March 2, a bit of Hollywood visited Baker. The 5th Annual Scholarship Gala was held in Overland Park with nearly 400 in attendance.
Usually winter is a time when we in administration can try to recover from the activities that have taken place in the fall. However, this is not such a winter. And it all has to do with an announcement Dr. Pat Long made during the Founder’s Day event on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
University President Pat Long announced Friday, Feb. 8, to the Baker Board of Trustees that she will retire on June 30, 2014. The Board will begin its search for a new president in the coming weeks.
Chemistry major Jackie Thompson, 2012, feels the variety of courses she took at Baker prepared her well for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical School.
Over the Christmas break, while tending to a stack of items on my desk, I found a copy of a Baker University News Bulletin from the fall semester of my sophomore year. I enjoyed looking back through its contents and have used some of what I read in this issue of the Arbor.
The intent of the Arbor has always been a communication tool to inform, perhaps entertain and further engage you with the University. That being said, I feel it is important here at the end of 2012 and in the face of potentially detrimental legislation to present information not only in favor of financially supporting this institution but also in favor of supporting philanthropy in general.
Although Zack and Kelsey (Epperson) Rockey, ’10, both planned to pursue careers in broadcasting, they have taken different paths. They credit the media skills they acquired at Baker for their success in their current careers.