Bluffton University alum helps welcome the 124th class of students


written by Tricia Bell for Bluffton University

Bluffton welcomes students into academic community during Opening Convocation

BLUFFTON, Ohio—Bluffton University welcomed its 124th class of students as official members of the campus community during Opening Convocation on Aug. 29, 2023. A Bluffton tradition, Convocation signifies the formal beginning of the academic year.

During Convocation, 1972 Bluffton graduate Thomas E. “Tucker” Lott provided the address “On Becoming You.”

A businessman, storyteller and mentor from Kansas City, Mo., Lott shared stories from his time in college, encouraged students to make positive choices, and reminded them they can always get back up if they fall “because falling happens.”

“I came to college for me. It was my time, but I ended up blocking for an All-American,” joked Lott, who would have preferred being the starting running back. […]

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