Golden, diamond grads recall Holland during library tour


Roughly 80 members of the Washington State University classes of 1964 and 1954 (and one from the class of 1944) listened to piano performances in the Terrell Library atrium and toured Holland Library Sept. 11 during an annual celebration honoring longtime alumni.

For the diamond grads, Holland had just been constructed when they arrived at the university to pursue studies in 1950.

Ray Needham of Gold Canyon, Ariz., was in Pullman a year earlier and remembered when workers installed the Nature Boy sculpture on the library building. Some questioned the expense, he recalled – not foreseeing how much Nature Boy would come to mean to generations of students at WSU.

“It’s a nice symbol. It enriches the college,” Needham said. “I think that’s something that lives and lives.”

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