This school year began with a splash! On Saturday, August 13, our Campus Ministry Council hosted the annual “Community Splash” event as a fun way for new students to get to know other students on campus. Even though the weather was hot, students stayed cool and had fun as we welcomed everyone into the Pan Am community.
A special Convocation service was held in chapel this morning to officially kick off the new school year. Each of our first-year students was presented with a bilingual Bible published in English and their native language. This year’s convocation message provided by Mrs. Perez and Dr. Dalglish reminded students that “God has called us all together.”
We're excited to welcome our newest “Eagles” to campus! On Sunday, July 31, our first-year students registered for classes and checked into the dorms. In addition to orientation and testing, these students are participating in different activities on campus this week, including chapel services. Returning students will arrive on August 7 for registration, and the first day of classes for all students is Monday, August 8. We are ready for a great 2016-2017 school year!
Several members of the PPAS Class of 1996 returned to campus July 22-24 for their 20-year reunion. They enjoyed reminiscing, reconnecting, and remembering their days at Pan Am. We are always excited when our alumni return “home” for a visit!
After sheltering families after our recent flood, our new Harte Student Center was also used as a Disaster Recovery Center to help local citizens apply for recovery aid. On July 22, Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid presented us with an official letter of thanks where the FEMA Branch Director stated that our FEMA Dome is one of the best facilities that she and her staff have used as a Disaster Recovery Center. Our new student center is truly a great way to use God's blessings to help those around us.