Grebel Celebrates Pauline Bauman’s 100th Birthday

Pauline BaumanOn January 30, Grebel retirees gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday of the treasured Pauline Bauman. Pauline was an important part of Grebel’s beginnings as secretary to the College’s first three presidents. Grebel President Marcus Shantz thanked Pauline for fulfilling all that her role as secretary to the president (now called administrative assistant to the president) entailed. “This role influences the whole tone and spirit of the college. Pauline deserves a lot of thanks for shaping the culture of Grebel that we still enjoy today.”

Winfield Fretz’s daughter, Sara, sent warm greetings and fond memories of her family’s past interactions with Pauline. “Pauline’s genuine interest in others, and her quiet reflective way of selflessly giving to others, is indicative of someone who has lived out her faith in daily practice.”

Pauline enjoyed this opportunity to see so many friends. “This has been lovely. I never expected a big party at all,” she said. She said that she enjoyed all of her roles at Grebel, especially the times she had interacting with students.