40th Celebration Draws to a Close
A lot of vacant stares in the office this morning as folks recover from a non-stop weekend celebrating 40 years of excellence in Wilderness Education. Friday evening NOLS staff came together to hear remarks from Lander Mayor Mick Wolfe and Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal. In between jokes and self-effacing humor the Governor delivered a message of compromise and balance. Past NOLS board members and executive directors were honored as were staff who have worked for the school for more than 20 years. It was an impressive line up of individuals who given a significant portion of their lives to NOLS and our students.
Saturday the NOLS board of trustees met, discussing the current state of the school and mapping its future. While the board worked, staff and alumni spent the beautiful fall day outdoors hiking, participating in a fun run, picnicing and catching up on old times.
Saturday evening the entire NOLS community came together to share a meal, honor outstanding employee performances and dance. One of the highlights of the evening was a 25 minute movie tracing NOLS history put together by NOLS Professional Training program coordinator, Nate Hintze. The entire evening was a lot of fun with some wonderfully touching moments.
Happy 40th, NOLS! Let's get going on the next 40!
Bruce Palmer, NOLS marketing director