The BGU board, staff, faculty, and Alumni Council are preparing a photo book of pictures and notes from those who want to express gratitude to the Bakke family for their significant role in the vision, values, and formation of BGU. Please write a short note (1 to 4 sentences in MS Word, etc.) that expresses gratitude to Ray, Dennis, Marilyn, and/or Lowell for their vision and contribution to BGU. Please sign your name, title, current email, Whatsapp #, and website (for on-going contact) and the year you graduated if that applies. You can also send a photo of you with a member of the Bakke family, with other BGU students, a memorable city immersion, or something else from your experience but make sure it also has your name included so we can match it with your note. Then select the “Photo Upload” button below to upload your note and photos to BGU’s Google drive.
One copy of the photobook will be given to each of the four Bakke siblings and their families to express the thankfulness of the BGU family.
You are also invited to provide a special donation on behalf of the Bakke family at the link below. When donating, please remember to note in the Comment Section on the Donation Page that your gifts is for the Legacy Fund.
As you prepare your note and photos, some ideas of what you might include:
Photos from your time at BGU or current photos updating what you are doing now.
A note of gratitude to the Bakke family and other key faculty, staff, board members or fellow students who inspired and encouraged you.
An anecdote of a time when you gained a whole new perspective on God, the Bible or the world during your studies; a humorous story in class or during an overture city immersion; or a particularly challenging time where others encouraged you.
A statement of what you are doing now and how your time at BGU contributed to your current calling.
Longer notes and additional photos will be placed in a digital version of the photobook that will be available online at the BGU alumni pages.