Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Students show appreciation for Randolph staff member

Students took a few minutes at lunch today to honor a Randolph employee who was instrumental in creating the new Student Center.

They surprised Bobby Bennett, director of capital projects, with a cake bearing his picture and a large banner signed by many students.

Zara Sibtain ’13, the student government president, said students decided to honor Bennett because they were aware that he had worked long hours for many months on the Student Center renovation. “We love the new Student Center, and it is a wonderful space,” she said. “We would not have been able to have this if it wasn't for him and his hard work.”

Bennett was completely surprised when everyone in the dining hall erupted into applause and cheers as he entered the room. After a few minutes of thanking the student government leaders who organized the event, he cut the cake and began serving slices to people around him.