Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 1, Page 10 Fall 1991 Video recalls 25 years of nursing college A Homecoming tailgate, a "This is Your Life" video, an art auction, alumni brunch and Mall exhibit are planned highlights of the College of Nursing's 25th anniversary celebration. The college kicked off its year-long tribute May 9 with a reception in Clayton Hall. The opening event came complete with a huge birthday cake and an impressive number of well-wishers, including state and University officials. The event also marked the official start of a $1 million fundraising effort to establish a scholarship endowment for the college. To date $500,000 has been raised. On Oct. 5, nurses will take their celebration outdoors with a Homecoming tailgate party. Other events set for the fall include a reception for representatives of health-care agencies and regional organizations that employ or help train Delaware nursing students. Also this fall, the college's alumni association will sponsor an anniversary art auction to be held in the gallery at the Perkins Student Center. In the spring, the college will host a brunch for friends and supporters; set-up a display booth at the New Castle County Senior Services Human Services fair at Christiana Mall; sponsor a theme essay contest for Honors Day 1992; and have an alumna of the College of Nursing's first graduating class speak at the University's 1992 Convocation ceremony. As a special anniversary gift to students, faculty, alumni, contributors and supporters, the college has commissioned a video version of "This is Your Life." The video family album will chronicle the growth and changes that have taken place within the college and the nursing profession. The story will be brought to life through interviews with alumni, administrators, faculty, students and others associated with the college. Many individuals have volunteered their photographs, film/tapes, letters and memorabilia for the video, which will be produced by Instructional Technology. The preliminary completion date is Jan. 31.