Nabholz Joins JBU Faculty, Staff in moving in New Students
Siloam Springs, Ark. (August 21, 2008) - When the minivans and SUVs roll onto the John Brown University campus Friday bringing new students and their myriad belongings, JBU faculty and staff will be waiting to help haul students’ boxes, dorm furniture, and suitcases into the residence halls. This year, employees of Nabholz Construction will also assist with the move-in at North Hall, welcoming students to their new home-away-from-home. Nabholz Construction, the company responsible for quickly erecting the newest residence hall wing at JBU over the past 8 months, was eager to celebrate the opening of North Hall’s new wing by participating in JBU’s traditional Goodwill Ambassador Program (GAP) along with JBU faculty and staff. Phil Jones, Nabholz Project Development Officer, commented, “The relationship that we have with John Brown University has been one of the most significant in our company’s history. We consider ourselves to be a partner in the success of the University, and we are excited to see students occupy the new wing of North Hall. We look forward to being a part of the Goodwill Ambassador program and helping incoming JBU students get the year off to a great start.”
Each year, JBU’s GAP organizes groups of JBU faculty, staff, and student volunteers who help students find their way around campus and get moved into their dorm room. Beginning Friday afternoon throughout most of Saturday, JBU and Nabholz volunteers will unload vehicles, carry boxes and bags up lots of stair, and even help assemble room furnishings. Nabholz Construction is currently serving as Construction Manager for multiple projects on the JBU campus. “GAP is a favorite of our incoming students and of our volunteers,” Don Crandall, vice president of enrollment said. “We want to make sure that the students feel welcome and at home. What better way to do that, than to help students move into their new home?” The move-in day marks the first day of college life for many of the students. The rest of the weekend is packed with orientation activities which provide students the opportunity to build friendships with each other and faculty and staff. Students will be able to register for classes, participate in corporate worship services and serve the community in the annual “Day of Caring.” The “Day of Caring” will take place 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Monday August 25. Students and staff will volunteer in the Siloam Springs community by completing a variety of projects from spreading wood chips on a school playground to giving local park benches a fresh coat of paint.