Dear Alumni & Parents…
Recently, I flew to Sacramento for an Alumni & Parents event. As I was headed down the escalator to baggage claim, I saw a man in a CBU shirt, excitedly waving and smiling at me. Of course, I returned the friendly gestures, even though I didn't recognize him (this is par for the course for me - I'm not very good with faces!). When I got off the escalator, he was still smiling and waving, so I walked over and stuck my hand out, only to discover he wasn't waving at me, but to his freshman daughter who was behind me on the escalator. We had a good laugh and I got to meet the family.
How often do you wear CBU apparel and get comments from strangers? How often do you spy a Lancer t-shirt or sweatshirt on someone you don't know? I encourage you to go out of your way to greet them and encourage them. It is always fun to unexpectedly connect with another member of the CBU Family.
If you are looking for a way to show your CBU pride, note that we now have an online store for CBU apparel, and it is easy to navigate. I hope someone recognizes your shirt and gives you an enthusiastic smile and wave...even if it's meant for their daughter behind you!
Director of Alumni & Parent Relations
California Baptist University
8432 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504
The Office of Alumni Relations offers services to all alumni and parents of current students. Feel free to explore these pages to find out more about the services and benefits:
- Networking and Connections
- Events: Homecoming & regional events
- Publications & Newsletters
- News and Stories: please share your stories
To take advantage of certain benefits as a CBU alumni, please become an active member of the CBU Alumni Association. For a list of additional benefits, go to the Alumni Association page.