In honor of the 50th anniversary of their graduation from Findlay College, the Class of 1965 combined efforts to support the University Archives. Charlotte (Wright) Brannan ’65 served on the reunion committee for the Class of 1965 along with Odell Barry, Janet (Burcham) Litzel, Virgil Cobb, Edward Golding, Samuel Moyer, Ann (Colburn) Ruscilli, Michael Smythe, and Jack Wasbro.
“Every year I give what I’m able to support the University’s greatest needs, and this year we have the opportunity to put our funds together to make a big difference,” said Brannan. For her, giving to the University of Findlay honors the generosity her parents expressed in supporting her as a student at Findlay College. In the same way, her support along with the support of others from her class allows current students to take advantage of the same educational opportunities.
“When I was a student, classes, sports, and events all took place in three buildings. Old Main was everything. The campus has really grown and changed,” says Brannan. “The University really embraces alumni and the people in the community.”
The Class of 1965 raised enough for the expansion of the archives. “All libraries, in a sense, are archives,” says Brannan, “in the way they allow us to study history.” With the gifts from the class, the University Archives will double in size, allowing more students to use the space and resources to their fullest potential.