Passing the Torch

The Horned Frog family said a fond farewell to one of its favorites, Provost R. Nowell Donovan, with a special retirement celebration in May. The event featured a world-renowned bagpiper and traditional Celtic music (a nod to the provost’s Scottish heritage), as well a heartfelt ceremony in which Dr. Donovan symbolically passed “the torch of knowledge” to Dr. Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg, the university’s new provost.

Outgoing provost Nowell Donovan passes the symbolic "torch of knowledge" to the new provost, Dr. Theresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg. Traditional Celtic folk music at Dr. Donovan's May retirement celebration Outgoing provost Nowell Donovan thanks the student body vice president