Distinguished Citizen 2019

Distinguished Citizen: Nicholas M. Christ 

Giving selflessly and without fanfare, your quiet – yet powerful – leadership, advocacy and commitment to creating educational opportunities for all, has made a deep and lasting impact on students from preschool to college.

‌The value you place on education exudes in your actions, your words, your generosity of time and treasure. Your tenacious and steadfast commitment to the belief that education is the root cause of success will undoubtedly reverberate for generations to come throughout our region. 

Your humble nature is no match for your professional accomplishments. Under your leadership, BayCoast Bank has developed into a leading banking and lending institution in the region, known for its hometown commitment to its community, customers and employees. Businesses thrive, homeowners prosper and neighborhoods flourish because of the local and trusted institution that you have worked so hard to build. 

And while your success in this mission and in your career is exemplary, it is your extraordinary character and natural ability to lead and foster greatness in others that distinguish you most. You have spent your life creating opportunities for others to succeed. 

You are also credited with spearheading important initiatives that have made a direct impact on the lives of so many. When there is a cause that supports education in our region, you rally behind it with unfailing commitment. In addition to so many initiatives, Bristol’s very own health and science building was made possible through your leadership and generosity. 

Advocate. Mentor. Leader. Champion. Partner. You are a friend of Bristol Community College and beyond. 

Given this first day of June, two thousand and nineteen, in Fall River, Massachusetts.