Robert Pinderhughes ’67

Robert Pinderhughes ’67 was recognized as Nobles first graduate of color during the first annual Family Dinner on November 16th. When asked to share a few words with the 200+ attendees, he offered the following thoughts:

“I just want to say It’s a moving experience for me to come and see this many people of color in the house. When I was here it was a very isolating experience. I told people at my table some of these details but connecting with people on this is extremely important for students who are going through the experience and if students feel isolated you need to reach out to somebody and connect with somebody and help that interaction build your understanding of who you are and what your true value is. Nobody can give that to you but you and if you don’t do it, you get lost in the process. It took me a long time to realize that. I could go on for a long time talking about my experiences here but I am keeping an eye on the time. I do appreciate the recognition even though I don’t think I did anything exceptional. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. But I do I do feel that my experience, whatever it was, was worth this time coming. I am very happy to see everyone.”

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