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SUNY ESF Traditions: Eustace B. Nifkin

This LibGuide was created by Jane Verostek, Associate Librarian at SUNY ESF to provide historical information and images relating to traditions at SUNY ESF.

Eustace B. Nifkin

Eustace B. Nifkin is the unofficial student and tradition at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Eustace B. Nifkin first first appeared on the campus of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in the 1940s. The Archives relating to Eustace B. Nifkin are located in the Archives of the SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry http://www.esf.edu/moonlib/archives/  A sampling of items from the archives relating to Eustace B. Nifkin are displayed on this guide.

"Eustace is the unofficial student of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. His name appears on class rosters and other official College documents (though no one seems to know how). The student lounge in Marshall Hall is commonly called “Nifkin” Lounge in his honor. He received a SUNY diploma in 1972, but evidently returned to ESF to work on a second degree. He is well-traveled: Eustace sends mail to ESF from all over the world. No portrait of him has yet been found, though he’s had the back of his head appear in several editions of the yearbook. In the past, seniors included Eustace somehow in their commencement celebrations." http://www.esf.edu/welcome/traditions.htm

February 22, 1987 Syracuse University Daily Orange article on Eustace B. Nifkin

The Nifkin Lounge Tradition

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