Nichols alumni came back last weekend for our annual Homecoming gathering and festivities—including our Golden Bison Reception. This event, one of my favorites, honors those celebrating their 50th reunion. As has become a tradition since 2013, the 50-year reunion class funds an endowed scholarship. The class of 1968 presented me with a check for $54,000! We now have 69 endowed scholarships thanks in large part to the generosity of our alumni.
We also hosted even older graduates. I chatted with an alumnus from the class of 1953 who is still working. He uses our library regularly as he conducts research for his consulting and grant-funded projects.
My four grandkids came to Homecoming. The Cheerleading Team allowed my granddaughter Grace to hang out with them, and they even incorporated her into one of their cheers.