"Dear Readers"

Dear Readers

Last September during Homecoming and Family Weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend two events celebrating titans of Ursinus athletics: the late Adele Boyd ’53 and the late Bill Racich.

Brock QuoteI call attention to both events in this space because I could not help but to be struck with awe by the generations of Bears gathered to pay tribute to these Ursinus mentors. Athletics has always been part of the fabric of this college. It’s a tie that binds so many of our alumni to the old gold, red and black. And throughout the decades, Ursinus has graduated hundreds of students whose leadership abilities were honed right here at Ursinus, both in the classroom and on the playing field. That is part of our legacy as a liberal arts institution. One of the feature stories in this issue of Ursinus Magazine looks back at our rich history in athletics. Another feature continues an anniversary series that profiles those considered mentors and thought leaders here on campus and beyond. I hope you find a little inspiration in both as we continue our 150th anniversary tribute on these pages. Go, Bears!