Nebraska Methodist College is a premier private health professions institution that has offered a caring, close-knit community to its students since it was established in 1891. Our alumni, donors and community members are an important part of NMC family.
Reconnecting and Reminiscing:
Classes of 1970 and 1971 Celebrate Milestone Graduation Anniversaries
They ate. They laughed. They shared memories that will connect them forever. NMC’s classes of 1970 and 1971 celebrated the 50th anniversaries of their graduations at a pair of reunion brunches in late September. (The class of 1970’s celebration was delayed a year due to the pandemic).
Over quiche and croissants, attendees flashed back to dorm life at Lucas Hall and nighttime games of 10-point pitch. Others fondly remembered the iconic Edna Fagan, RN, and clinical rotations at Methodist and Erling Bergquist Hospitals. A common theme at both reunion brunches – the quality of the education they received at NMC and well how it prepared them for their health care careers.
“NMC gave me a wonderful future – the best diploma school in the country,” said Ruth Alles, class of 1970.
Beth Perry, class of 1970, said, “They had high standards, really high standards. Ms. Fagan did everything she could to build us up. I remember her standing up in front when we were freshmen and she said, ‘We have picked the cream of the crop. All we ask is you go out and be it.’”
And they did, providing exceptional care and touching countless lives over so many decades-long careers.
Congratulations to the Class of 1970 and 1971 on receiving their Alumni 50-Year Pin.