PC’s Class of ’68 was the toast of Homecoming this year as they celebrated their 50th-year reunion. Sure, they looked back by reminiscing about the time they spent in college. They looked ahead, too, by establishing an academic scholarship to help students who need financial assistance.
And there was another reason the Class of ’68 wanted to establish the scholarship, according to Richard Quillen, president of the class.
“Our 50th reunion is an important occasion,” he said, “and we wanted to make an impact on our alma mater as well as honor our classmate (PC President) Bob Staton whom we are so proud of.”
The Class of ’68 set $50,000 as their goal to raise for the scholarship, $1,000 for each year since they earned their PC degrees. Nearly half the class gave to the scholarship, and they exceeded their goal, raising $50,019.68 for students who need it.
“The Class of 1968 Scholarship shows how much our alumni care for the institution and how much they want to help current and future PC students,” said Annual Giving Coordinator Amanda Dowdle. “The scholarship supports our strategic plan’s effort to ensure students succeed.”