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Bakersfield College

President's Events


Community Leader Events

Since returning to the Bakersfield College (BC) family in 2012, President Christian has worked tirelessly to organize conversations with community leaders, strengthening the college's partnerships with Bakersfield civic and business leaders, as well as, exploring new avenues to promote all that Bakersfield College has to offer!

Here are just a few of the community events that brought Bakersfield's most influential people to the BC campus.

Sonya Christian poses with BC staff and community leaders, including Congressman Kevin McCarthy


June 2020 
#lightacandle: A Juneteenth Conversation

For more about the #lightacandle program, visit the #lightacandle website.

Other Events








Opening and Closing Days

These events are an opportunity for all staff to come together and hear the exact same information. These events improve our communication, increase our collegiality, and provide fellowship.

If you have photos to share of any of these events, please send them to Bakersfield College Web Team!

Fall 2012
Opening Day

August 21, 2012


Photo Gallery: 2013 Fall Opening Day

Spring 2013
Opening Day

January 11, 2013


Photo Gallery: 2013 Spring Opening Day

Spring 2013
Closing Day

May 10, 2013


Photo Gallery: 2013 Spring Closing Day, photos by Tom Moran