A Life-Changing Phone Call

by Norman E “Ned” Donoghue, II '66

I was a public school kid, top student of 318 in high school, accepted at two Ivy League schools and at Gettysburg College, where for 100 years my mother’s family had played a part. But when Phil Smith '55 called in March of 1962 to offer me a place at Williams, I realized this college wanted me enough to go out of their way and make me feel at home. 

I loved my days there and am thankful for an excellent liberal arts education and a caring and curious attitude toward the world developed in my years there.

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