On March 15, Northern Kentucky University celebrated its 55th birthday, also known as Founders’ Day.
According to an article written by Clayton Castle, Founders’ Day is “a day of giving to honor the past and unite the community to EXCELerate NKU students’ futures.”
A birthday party for the school was held on the second floor of the Student Union, where free cake, a digital photo booth and a penny war were offered to students and staff. Anyone who donated $5 or more to designated departments of their choice were entered to win extra prizes.
Olivia Moragne-Scott (‘11), associate director of alumni engagement, said, “This is the university’s largest annual giving day. This opportunity allows students to raise awareness of Founders’ Day and learn the importance of philanthropy and giving back to the university.”