The Spring Celebration Dinner highlights accomplishments of the academic year, as well as major donors and faculty updates. This year, faculty promotions were acknowledged, and Dean Schreiner gave an update on construction of the new STEM building. The Dean also recognized two new scholarships – the Jonathan and Barbara Belding Scholarship and the Merton D. and Sylvia Levey Scholarship. Jay Belding was in attendance. In his speech, Belding attributed his success at the College to his faculty mentors who fostered his progress as a student and helped shape his successful career. Belding graduated from the College in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Arts and Technology and a Masters in Special Education. Following a brief teaching career, Jay embarked on an entrepreneurial path which to date has included business ventures in homebuilding, cookies, candles, bagel chips, oil absorbing products, and contract packaging. In 1977, he and his wife Barbara established a vocational training facility for developmentally disabled adults. Today, at APS (Associated Production Services, Inc.), they train and employ a staff of hundreds, who are engaged in packaging tasks for companies such as Ricola cough drops.
To view the photo gallery from the 2016 event, click here.