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Friends of NU Rugby
On December 29th, 2011 FONUR and the NU Rugby community lost one of our dearest friends and academic advisors, Professor Bruce Wallin. Professor Wallin was a champion both on and off the pitch. He was a tremendous individual who made a lifetime of giving both academic knowledge and life-long personal and professional encouragement to anyone that was blessed to know him.
In January of 2012, the Friends of Northeastern Rugby Organization (FONUR) renamed the newly establish NURFC Endowment fund to the Bruce A. Walling Memorial Fund, in honor of Professor Wallin.
“After consulting with Bruce’s family, we felt this was not only appropriate, but the very least that we could do for a man that gave so much of himself to our organization”, says J.P. Bonin, FONUR Board Member. “Bruce truly appreciated and admired the way the sport created life-long friendships, and bridged world-wide associations just by being a part of a rugby club. He was a friend and mentor, an advocate and diplomat. He will be sorely missed.”