Patsy Nichols Memorial Award Honors Student Workers

Marketing and Communications | February 06, 2013

Patsy and Bruce NicholsMaking friends with Patsy Nichols was easy and natural. She had a radiant smile, an upbeat attitude, and a generous heart. Losing her on Oct. 3, 2012 after she was stricken with a sudden illness was difficult and wrenching for many. As Parents of the Year 2006-2007, she and her husband Bruce were known and beloved by many groups across campus, including the Texas A&M University Libraries and the Friends of the Sterling C. Evans Library.

Through the gifts of Friends members and others, the University Libraries has established the Patsy Nichols Memorial Student Opportunity Award. To express his gratitude and support for the project, Patsy’s husband Bruce plans to complete the gift. Each year a deserving student worker will receive a minimum award of $1000 to supplement their wages.

“Patsy not only provided leadership, she nurtured and cultivated it in others, especially students at Texas A&M. She led by example with great dignity and humanity. We were blessed to have her as president of the Friends of the Library in 2011-12,” explained David Carlson, dean of the Texas A&M University Libraries. “This award will allow us to promote the values and leadership that Patsy espoused as well as recruit, retain, and reward quality student workers in our libraries,” he added.