MBU students reach out to more than 800 senior adults

In what has become a cherished Spartan tradition, MBU students hosted more than 800 senior adults March  8 for the University’s Senior Adult Day.

“Having the opportunity to host such a great group of friends of the University is an absolute pleasure,” said Keith Ross, senior vice president for university advancement. “We regularly hear that the students involved in this event consider it to be a highlight of their time at MBU.”

The community relations event, which was sold out, aims at allowing MBU students, faculty and staff the opportunity to serve local seniors. Those in attendance are treated to a musical production and lunch.

“The show is always good, the food is always good and the Christian fellowship is fantastic,” said Juanita Stalnaker, a frequent guest. A member of the first graduating class of Missouri Baptist, Stalnaker enjoys visiting the main campus. “I love being on campus,” said Stalnaker. “There are so many interesting things going on.”

130308SeniorAdult_10The intergenerational day is one example of a host of ways MBU students serve the St. Louis community.

The show, “I’m so glad we had this time together: a Carol Burnett Revue, ” included performances from various student actors, MBU’s vocal jazz ensemble, Allusion, appearances by MBU faculty and staff.  Even MBU’s President, Dr. Alton Lacey, made a cameo appearance.