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Emily Nichols Asks Rufus Brown

Student Alumni Ambassador Emily Nichols, a senior psychology major from Buford, caught up with Alumni Board member Rufus Brown, '60, of Gainesville, to chat about their favorite YHC traditions and memories.

Emily: I look forward to attending the annual YHC Thanksgiving dinner each November. Faculty and staff serve students, and it's great to get together with my classmates before the holiday. What's your favorite YHC tradition?

Rufus: My favorite tradition was hanging out at the Little Store, formally located in the bottom level of Sharp Hall, and Reba's Cafe, which was next to Pruitt Barrett. Everyone would stop by the Little Store at least once a day to catch up on the latest gossip, buy school supplies and, most importantly, play the pinball machine. Reba's, without a doubt, had the best fried egg sandwich and a great jukebox--my favorite song to play was the K-7 selection, "Gotta Hold on to this Feeling" by Jr. Walker & the All Stars. You could also find out better gossip at Reba's than at the Little Store!

Emily: It's difficult for me to choose only one favorite memory from my time at YHC, but I think it would have to be my very first college class experience with my English professor Louisa Franklin. Do you have any standout memories from your time at the College?

Rufus: While dating, Angela Avant, '60, and I were put on date restriction. After a lot of sneaking around, though, I convinced her to add Brown to her name.