College provides intellectual stimulation and social experience that shape students’ futures, personally and professionally. For some BU graduates, the college years are especially powerful, and they are driven to give back to the university that changed their lives.
Today, Frances Young ’36 turns 100 years old. To mark the occasion, there is a celebration at a restaurant in downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin, with family and friends, treats, cake and a photo in the Sunday paper. And of course, in a nod to St. Patrick’s Day, “there is the wearing of the green,” says Frances.
Main Street has a new resident – actually, several new residents – with the opening of the Greenly Center, the BU Foundation’s new home, on March 12. Construction on the $8.25 million building was made possible thanks to a generous $1 million gift from Duane R. and Susan Basar Greenly, both members of the Class of 1972.