Nichols President Glenn M. Sulmasy, JD, LL.M, serves as keynote speaker at Our Bright Future’s Second Annual Gala Night

March 21, 2023

Worcester, Mass. – Nichols College is proud to announce that President Glenn M. Sulmasy, JD, LL.M, was the keynote speaker at Our Bright Future’s Second Annual Gala Night, held on the evening of Saturday, March 11, at Polar Park in Worcester, Mass.

The fundraising event was held in honor of Our Bright Future Inc., a nonprofit based in Southbridge, Mass., that was established in 2016 with a mission to empower youth and develop “bright leaders” through robotics, sports training, and academic mentorship in the Central Mass. areas of Webster, Southbridge, Charlton, and Worcester.

Held at Worcester-area colleges such as Nichols College and other organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club of Webster-Dudley, their programs serve youth ages 7 to 15 years.

In the summer, Nichols College collaborates with Our Bright Future Inc. to host the STEMing into Sports Program. At this daily camp, the children experience a special focus on data science and virtual reality in the Nichols College CIPA center, or Center for Intelligent Process Automation, led by Nichols College faculty in robotic processes automation. In addition, they also learn programming in 3D printing, robotics, sports, arts, life skills and more.

“We enjoy seeing the kids grow and learn from Our Bright Future’s dynamic programming, especially during the special programming on data science and virtual reality that our faculty teach to the students. Our Bright Future Inc. is a great organization, and I was delighted to serve as keynote speaker and help highlight their amazing work,” said President Sulmasy.

During his keynote speech, he highlighted the educational importance of the dynamic learning opportunities that children experience in Our Bright Future’s programs for their successful futures and careers.

“Nichols College is a longtime partner of Our Bright Future, and we are so proud of this partnership and the important work they do as an organization. From using the ‘wow factor’ of technology to pique their curiosity to using sports to teach teamwork and discipline, and more, it’s clear that the children’s futures are at the center of everything they do,” said Sulmasy.

“What Our Bright Future does is change lives – their programs get kids off their cell phones, interacting with each other, and in a learning mode. Learning from failure, critical thinking skills, and creativity skills are the building blocks for a bright future that I can say are invaluable; they’re what we instill in our students at Nichols. These are critical in education, as they will give them the ability to perform at the college level both professionally and personally.”

Our Bright Future’s Second Annual Gala Night presentation also featured Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis and State Representative Joseph D. McKenna as special guests; parent and student speakers of Our Bright Future; and an awards presentation.

(Pictured: Nichols College President Glenn M. Sulmasy delivers his keynote address at Our Bright Future’s Second Annual Gala Night held on the evening of Saturday, March 11, at Polar Park in Worcester, Mass.)

About Nichols College

Nichols College has earned business accreditation from the prestigious Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools and the largest business education network connecting learners, educators, and businesses worldwide. Founded in 1815, Nichols College transforms today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders through a dynamic, career-focused business and professional education. Nichols offers real-world learning focused on professional depth – combined with vibrant living, competitive athletics, and an unmatched alumni advantage – equipping students to exceed their own expectations.

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