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On Friday, Indiana Wesleyan University welcomed over 600 grandparents in celebration of Grandparent’s Day.

Grandparents enjoyed a variety of activities on campus.

The day began with a continental breakfast and was followed by a morning welcome session and chapel worship service where there was a special music performance by IWU students.

Grandparents John and Penny Wierzbicki said that they thought IWU did a good job of welcoming grandparents.

“I give the president a ten plus. He’s awesome and very personable, he even came out in the audience and shook our hands and introduced himself and I thought, wow, there’s a lot of people here. It’s nice of him to do that.” John Wierzbicki said.

Grandparents got a firsthand experience of what life on campus is like.

“I enjoyed the chapel service and the praise and worship service after that and listening to the President speak,” Penny Wierzbicki said. “That was good to hear that the school is of God’s word, not of the world. That made my heart feel good that my grandson’s going to a real Christian school.”

After the service, grandparents enjoyed free time and an optional variety show in the Phillippe Performing Arts Center.

“Being on campus brings back a lot of memories. We met back in 1971,” John Wierzbicki said. “It just brings back a lot of memories, just young kids, the innocence and the freedom and, you know, the sky’s the limit type of life that you have right now.”

Admissions worker Princess Kara said that the admissions office works hard in preparation for Grandparent’s Day.

“We usually get ready like a month before they even start coming. We make sure everything is put in place,” Kara said. “We put a lot of work into making sure that when they come in, they actually get what they are looking for. So, we put a lot of work into it.”

Overall, visitors said they enjoyed their experience with Grandparent’s Day.

“It seems like every time I come here, there’s something more I appreciate that they’re doing for my grandson, and certainly the Christian side of things, but the people are genuine and they’re warm,” Penny Wierzbicki said. “They’re just there’s something about them that makes you happy that he’s going here because they care.”

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