The Nichols College Herd joined together as one to remember those who lost their lives, those who served, and the countless sacrifices made in the days, months, and years after the attacks on September 11, 2001.
I simply will share that I have never seen an academic community come together, sua sponte, to deliver such meaningful, educational, patriotic, and warm reflections. The academic panel was extraordinary (put together by Professors Nagle and Brown), the ceremony in Daniels coordinated by Mrs. Butler and Professor Tom Stewart (Colonel, US Army Ret.) was beyond exceptional, and the moving, emotional, perfectly executed outdoor ceremony/address and five bells delivered by Professor Len Samborowski (COL, US Army Ret.) and Justin Dolan all show this community in a shining light. Truly an extraordinary example of what makes Nichols College great… and yes, we are great.
Always in our memories and our hearts. #NeverForget
We are truly in the swing of things with several weeks of school under our belt. Students are in the classroom with normal capacities, athletes are on the field and court for practices and competing in their games, students are getting together on the Quad and the Shamie deck, and our community is enthusiastically embracing the new academic year. American Dining Creations has had an incredible start to our year and we can’t thank them enough for all they have done. In the coming days, more dining campus locations will open for our community and more options will be available.
This is the first time since March of 2019 that spectators were in the stands supporting our Women’s Volleyball team at their home opener. It was truly remarkable seeing the community come together to cheer fellow Bison on. We had our first Friday Night Lights home opener game where the Bison Nation SHOWED up. Marla, the kids, and I could really feel the Nichols Pride from all those in attendance. A special moment for me I will never forget was when our youngest child, Callum, and I took center field to conduct the coin toss. Fellow sport teams, faculty, staff, alumni, and students filled the stands to cheer on the Football team as they arose to the victory over Westfield State 21-6. Over the Labor Day weekend, our men’s and women’s tennis and soccer teams, field hockey, and cross country competed all around New England bringing home WINS. I could not be prouder of how determined our Bison athletes are and am excited to see their momentum continuing onward.
Exciting news flash – Nichols College was named to Princeton Review’s “Best in the Northeast” list. The combination of our world-class faculty, emphasis on experiential learning, data science and automation, and incredible return on investment makes Nichols an enviable business school and college. This recognition affirms that we are truly a college on the move! Read more below. https://www.nichols.edu/news/nichols-college-named-to-princeton-reviews-best-in-the-northeast-list
It’s been a great few weeks, you can definitely feel that life is back on the Hill and the excitement is in the air! We are on the move and charging forward in every aspect of the community.