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Celebrating two Centennials

January 13, 2014, 2:35 pm
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It’s not every day you celebrate the centennial of your collegiate alma mater, especially when you yourself have already celebrated your 100th birthday three years prior. That unexpected dream became a reality in November for NNU alumna and Sequim, Wash. resident Larue Born when she traveled from Washington to Nampa for NNU’s Homecoming & Family Weekend and Centennial Finale.

Born attended NNU from 1929-1930 and had not visited the campus in 83 years. She describes her centennial experience as “the most memorable trip she’s ever taken.” Coming from a lady who relishes adventure and even took a ride on a Harley for her 103rd birthday, that’s saying a lot.

During her visit to her alma mater, Born was able to attend a women’s basketball game and reconnect with some family friends to tour the campus. The most memorable part of the weekend for her was the Centennial Finale event—a concert featuring Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith and a 400-voice alumni choir and orchestra. As a music lover and pianist who often plays in her home church, Born thoroughly enjoyed the concert from a seat that allowed her to see Smith’s hands playing the piano and the expressions on the faces of the orchestra members. She defined the concert as the most outstanding program she’s ever
attended.

Before heading home, Born celebrated the University’s centennial in true party fashion by enjoying a cupcake or two.


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