Lucille Weichert Croscup '63 grew up in the small rural town of Bennington, Vermont. She expected to love Alfred because it would be another small rural town, comfortable and familiar. But what she loved about Alfred was everything that was new and unfamiliar. Her fellow students came from across the country and around the globe. They were from different walks of life, and different cultural, religious and racial backgrounds. She was challenged, sometimes uncomfortable, and thrilled. At Alfred Lucille also honed her passion for music which became her profession studying with Professor LeMon, who became a lifelong friend and mentor. Lucille and her husband Bud eventually returned to Bennington where she taught music for 39 years.
Lucille's generous estate plans will strengthen Alfred's ability to build a diverse and stimulating environment that is both global and local, comfortable and yet challenging.