President’s Society Dinner Highlights Planning for the Present and Future, While Respecting the Past

The annual President’s Society Dinner was held Friday, Oct. 19, in recognition of the donors who give $1,000 or more each year to Nichols College. In fiscal year 2018, cash gifts from this group exceeded $3.8 million. More than 100 donors and guests attended.

The theme of the evening was the campus and the buildings that have played a significant part in shaping the Nichols experience for students and alumni for over 200 years. Bob LaVigne, associate vice president for facilities management, shared a few remarks as senior planner, noting that he is responsible for planning for the present and future while respecting the past.

Following dinner in the Daniels Auditorium, Chair John Davis ’72 brought greetings and gratitude from the Board of Trustees; President Susan Engelkemeyer added her thanks as well as her impressions of the campus that thousands of alumni have called home; and Lynn Thibault ’20, whose family emigrated from Haiti after the devastating earthquake of 2010, expressed her appreciation to Nichols College for giving her the opportunity to “dream big” and to Randy and Donna Becker and Gerald and Marilyn Fels for their scholarship support.

Contributing to the success of the evening was the service provided by Nichols’ hospitality management majors, under the guidance of Program Chair Maryann Conrad, as well as the volunteer efforts of 2018 graduates Emma Murphy and Dominic Librandi.

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Submitted by Susan D. Veshi, assistant vice president for advancement at Nichols College


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