Opening Day 08/17/2023

archives booth at opening day ceremony

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Each semester, Bakersfield College faculty and staff gather together for Opening Day Ceremonies. This fall, for the first time ever, the Bakersfield College Archives had a table to talk about history and share our legacy with those who have been a part of the Renegade Family for years and those who are just joining us. The display included a cheerleading uniform from 1969-1970, donated by Debbie Stuebbe, and an Engineers Club Jacket, circa 1960, donated by John Wittig. The table itself was full of amazing artifacts, such as a 1929 Faculty picture, 1937 track shoes, a textbook cover from the late 1950s, and a 1955 BC Football helmet, signed by all the team members who played in the Memorial Stadium for the first time when the stadium opened that year. Our display was topped off with an awesome new historical timeline designed by the BC graphics team member We had a great time handing out newsletters, looking at old football programs, and sharing BC stories.