Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Jack Banker turns 19

Last Friday was one of our favorite worker's birthday, Jack Banker. Jack is from West Lafayette Indiana. He is a freshman and has been working in the Equipment Room from the first day he stepped foot on campus last August.

His main duties his first year was assisting Benny Conger with Men's Basketball and Baseball. Because he was so dependable, he quickly began doing all kinds of other duties. If only all the students were as hard working and responsible as him!!!!

This past spring he approached Tim and I about the possibility of becoming a football student manager. He volunteered this spring during Spring Football practice, and he also came out for early morning conditioning drills in February.

We have had the pleasure of meeting both his mom and dad and it is easy to see why he turned out to be such a great kid. A bunch of us took him to Dirtbags for lunch for his birthday. Benny was out of town for a rare day off, but he called Jack and told him to come into work at 11am on Friday. Of course, Jack showed up 15 minutes early and wanted to know what Benny needed him to do. Once every one showed up at 11 too, we surprised him with a birthday lunch. Fun times indeed!!!!

The equipment room gang wishing Jack a Happy Birthday. We took him to Dirtbags for lunch. Back row (left to right): Tim Pfennig, Justin Kokowskie (basketball trainer), Tom Boesel, Ryan Ewalt, Ben Hulka, Armando Altamando. Front row (left to right): Zack Cook, Jack Banker

Birthday boy at Dirtbags with the guys:

Jack with one of our favorite waitresses at Dirtbags:

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