University holds annual Founder’s Day events

Sunny days with warm weather spell out the perfect time for outdoor events. Last Tuesday’s pleasant forecast paved the way for Founder’s Day to take place.
Multiple events were held throughout the day all over campus. In the morning, there was a free breakfast station located outside the Bartels Campus Center, which allowed students to pick up fruit cups, muffins and coffee. Even Charlie the Charger was there to welcome people to breakfast.
At 12 p.m., three main events began. At the Bixler/Gerber quad, there was a kickoff that included a performance from the university’s cheer and dance teams that all attendees could watch while sitting at the blue and gold tables on the lawn. The Fire Science Club had a barbecue next to Health Services with a line of people all the way to the door of the practice room in Gerber Hall.
In the parking lot at Anemone and Steven Kaplan Hall, there were food trucks serving cookies and coffee. Connoisseurs of sweets had good options, not just with the trucks, but also with a cookie decorating station, Italian ice and a table dedicated to handing out assorted treats.
At one of the tables was Brittany Stanchack, the senior associate director of alumni relations and events, who was excited to organize the event alongside the Undergraduate Student Government Association. Stanchack said, “It’s a really great day to kind of energize the campus and have everybody be excited and be proud to be a Charger.”
Stanchack also expressed joy that all the students and faculty came out of their offices and classrooms “just to celebrate the day” and show off their Charger Pride.
Another important part of Founder’s Day was Giving Day, where people could donate to fund other university students’ education for the purpose of “turning passion into rewarding lives and fulfilling careers,” according to the crowdfunding page.
Founder’s Day accomplished its mission of bringing people together on this university holiday.