This year, Bakersfield College wrapped up the Spring 2020 semester with a whole Closing Week of videos celebrating our talented students, faculty and staff. On the first day, attendees heard a farewell address from 2019-20 BCSGA President Samantha Pulido and welcoming addresses from incoming President Gian Gayatao and Emma McNellis. The second day featured messages from Tina Johnson and Ann Tatum representing the classified and faculty union leadership, Academic Senate President Stephen Holmes, and Management Association President Manny Mourtzanos. Day three focused on the recognition of faculty retirees and tenure, and we closed our last day closed our ceremonies out with our faculty award recipients.
Throughout Closing Week, BC President Sonya Christian gave out her Leadership and Lifetime Achievement Awards to members of the Renegade family who exemplified our values during this time of crisis. Thank you to everyone on the planning team who helped put together this year’s Closing Week. For photos and video from more of our Opening and Closing celebrations, visit the President’s Events page.