Fall 2016 Presidents Update

Transcript

President Pollard:
Hello JBU alumni! We have a lot of new things happening here at JBU, and I would personally like to show you some of our new projects. Let’s start here at the Health Education Building. It’s a six-million-dollar project that we just finished in August, and it houses our new nursing program. So is this what you work on?

Alyssa Arnold:
Yup, these are our mannequins. We can take vitals, we practice CPR, and we also give flu shots. Do you want to try?

President Pollard:
I’m not sure…

Alyssa Arnold:
Oh, come on, it’s a mannequin!

President Pollard:
Okay, so what do I do?

Alyssa Arnold:
You’re gonna take this cap off and then place the needle right here in this pad.

Mannequin:
Ooch!

Alyssa Arnold:
He also talks.

President Pollard:
I think I’d better leave this to the professionals! Within two years of launching this new nursing program, it has already become our second most popular major. It’s a great mission field for JBU. Another campaign project we just opened is the renovation in Walton Lifetime Health Complex. Let me show you. So what’s changed with our five-million-dollar investment?

Well, the whole complex is air conditioned, which is great for those playing basketball and volleyball in the rec gym. Also, the pool has been renovated. New deck, a lot of new natural lighting- which really opens the place up- new locker rooms, new showers, new private changing areas, and even a great new entrance for our community on the north side of the building.

President Pollard:
We’ve also been able to develop seven miles of professionally designed mountain biking trails, both for the JBU students and for the community.

Nathan Acuna:
Hey! Wanna try my bike?

President Pollard:
I think I’ve already taken one spill on the trail and got a few stitches.

Carey Pollard:
Fourteen!

President Pollard:
Like I said, a few.

Carey Pollard:
Fourteen’s not a few, honey.

President Pollard:
Well, I’d better take a pass.

Nathan Acuna:
All right, suit yourself.

President Pollard:
Trail’s still good for walking. Finally, I’d like to tell you a little bit about our latest project. We received a three million challenge grant to renovate Mayfield. We hope to begin in May of 2017. Students thought it was a pretty good idea. We received a three-million-dollar gift- challenge gift- towards the renovation of Mayfield. [students cheering] I didn’t realize it was that bad, obviously. Probably the most important part of this campaign is also the hardest to show you: the money that we seek to raise for scholarships. We raise hundreds of thousands of dollars every year in order to make JBU more affordable for students and their families. Today, I would ask you to personally consider making a gift to the JBU scholarship fund. Whether it be five dollars, 50 dollars, or 500 dollars, any gift amount would help a JBU student. Whether you can give or not today, I’d ask that you pray for us. Pray that we continue to be a school that educates students to honor God and serve others. Thank you very much.

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