The following is a statement from Nichols College President Susan West Engelkemeyer, Ph.D., on the passing of longtime Nichols benefactor and local business leader Arthur Remillard Jr., who died Nov. 28, 2018.:
“On behalf of the Nichols College community and Board of Trustees, I was saddened to hear of Arthur Remillard’s passing and wish to express our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Arthur Remillard Jr. was a business and industry leader, whose professional achievements were matched only by his profound generosity and commitment to giving back. Nichols College has been fortunate to be among the many beneficiaries of his tremendous support. In 2000, we dedicated Remillard Hall, a residence facility constructed through a lead donation from Gerald and Marilyn Fels, to which Mr. Remillard contributed funding for furnishings. In turn, he was one of the lead donors in the construction of Fels Student Center, which opened in 2012. Mr. Remillard’s story of success through hard work, determination, and preparation – as well as his profound commitment to the community – have long been an inspiration to the future leaders of Nichols College, which bestowed upon him an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree in 2014.
“Mr. Remillard will also be long remembered for the incalculable economic and social impact that the Commerce Group has had on the region – including the countless opportunities Commerce has provided for Nichols students and graduates. Nichols is truly grateful for Arthur Remillard’s support and commitment,” continued President Engelkemeyer.
- Arthur Remillard’s obituary
- President Engelkemeyer is quoted in the (Worcester) Telegram & Gazette‘s Dec. 3 story about Arthur Remillard — “Mourning Commerce Founder Arthur Remillard: ‘There Was Not Much He Did Not Excel At‘”