Bryn Athyn College Alumni Magazine Fall/Winter 2017-18 - Page 6

Charter Day 2017 Katharina Karrenbauer ('21) HONORING ALUMNI AND CELEBRATING SERVICE By Amanda Lichtenstein D uring an unseasonably warm week- end in October, cheers for the home teams echoed throughout Bryn Athyn. Charter Day Weekend 2017 saw hun- dreds of Bryn Athyn College and Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools alumni return to campus. They rooted for the Lions as they took to Nelson Field, heard about the College’s growth at an event in Brickman Great Hall, and reunited with friends at the sold-out Mix-n-Mingle at Cairnwood Estate. They toured the campuses and raised money for student scholarships—all under sunny skies. College students proudly marched alongside ANCSS students in a procession from campus to the Bryn Athyn Cathedral. There, after a moving service, students joined together on the lawn to sing the traditional 6 | FALL/WINTER 2017-18 Academy songs and chat. Friday also saw alumni and local families trek into the heart of North Campus for Kite Day. The College proudly honored four alum- ni at the BAC all alumni reception on Friday evening—Laurie Horan (AA ’76) as Outstand- ing Volunteer, and Curtis Childs (AA ’06), Becca Smith (BA ’03), and Lincoln Smith (BA ’03) as Distinguished Alumni—before host- ing a young alumni event off-campus. On Saturday, the College highlighted students who are continuing BAC’s legacy of service. At the traditional Charter Day ban- quet, Dean of Academics and Chief Academ- ic Officer Rev. Thane Glenn, Ph.D. (AA ’92) spoke about the connection between New Church doctrine and serving others. A video of students discussing their volunteer work was then shown, followed by two current stu-