April 20, 2024

The Dennis and Carol Troesh Engineering Building at California Baptist University stood out to not only CBU students but also the Riverside community as a major achievement by the school.

The Engineering Building completed construction summer of 2018 and won the first-place award for “New Construction with Landscaping” from the Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful awards. CBU also won the same award last year for the new Events Center.

Dr. Anthony Donaldson, Dean of the College of Engineering, said one of his main goals was to win this award for the Engineering Building.

“Last year when we won for the Events Center, I turned to my wife and told her, ‘We’re going to win that for the Engineering Building,’” Donaldson said. “I’m very excited and honored that it happened.”

The latest award is a significant accomplishment for CBU, the Engineering Building and Events Center awards were not the first to win awards.

Other previous wins include the Yeager Center, Lancer Plaza, the Recreation Center and the Health Science campus. These awards serve as compliments to CBU’s growth are well received not just by students, but the Riverside community outside, as well.

Dr. Mark Wyatt, vice president for Marketing and Communications, said receiving this award shows theimprovementsmadeto campus are beneficial because they elevate the Riverside community not just locally, but also globally.

“Combined with the accolades CBU receives for its vibrant campus life and the quality and variety of academic programs it o ers, recognitions like this award strengthen CBU’s reputation as a premier, comprehensive, Christian university with a global impact,” Wyatt said. “Students and alumni benefit from that reputation and also contribute to it by helping to improve the quality of life in the communities where they live and work around the world.”

The recognition the campus receives for awards is something students such as Jubilee Bosch, sophomore mechanical engineering major, are proud to see.

“It’s great that the campus gets recognized. When you first tour the campus. The whole campus is really beautiful” Bosch said. “The Engineering Building is especially deserving of the award.”

Though the 2019 Beautification Awards are over, the campus is constantly working toward improvement, with ongoing projects such as updates to the Recreation Center and the new five-story parking garage, set to be completed this summer.

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