Nichols College News

After the Fire Galvanizes Nichols Campus

Nichols Reads guest speaker on September 22nd was Robin Gaby Fisher, a nationally acclaimed, news feature-writer and author of the best-selling book AFTER THE FIRE: A True Story of Friendship and Survival. Her book follows two friends as they heal from life-threatening burns from a fire which ripped through a freshmen dorm on Seton Hill University's campus in 2000. Appearing with the speaker were the two burn victims, Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos.

Luanne Proko, chair of Nichols Reads, said of the event: “Robin, Shawn and Alvaro were impressed by our campus hospitality. Nichols student turnout that evening packed Daniels Auditorium, and all three speakers reminded us that true beauty comes from within.”