New improvements are coming to Nichols Field at Culver-Stockton College.

Culver-Stockton College’s president-elect Dr. Lauren Schellenberger accepted a donation from Bev Dunn ’65 on behalf of the George and Mary Frances Nichols Foundation to fully fund a new 36-foot LED scoreboard to be installed at Nichols Baseball Field.

Nichols Field, named in honor of the family, was built in 2000. Twenty-three years later, the foundation continues its legacy while continuing to improve the field that holds the Nichols family name. The recent gift will be used to purchase a new scoreboard on the baseball field, and baseball coach Brad Gyorkos ’15 is thankful. “I have been proud to play and coach on Nichols Field, and the new scoreboard is very much appreciated,” Gyorkos said. “We hope the scoreboard showcases many Wildcat wins for years to come as we thank the Nichols Foundation for their support.”

Dunn shared, “George and Frances would be proud of Culver-Stockton College and the accomplishments of the baseball program, not only in wins but a program that helps develop leadership skills, life skills, and professional skills in the young men that participate in C-SC baseball.” Mrs. Nichols ‘46 graduated from Culver-Stockton College, and four generations of the family have graduated from C-SC. For fifty years, George and Frances operated Nichols Implement in Canton. They created a foundation for future funding, including two endowed scholarships that have provided funding for many C-SC students.

Gyorkos said the new scoreboard has been ordered and hopes to be installed by the time C-SC baseball players take the field for competition.

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NOTE: A number that appears immediately after a person’s name (i.e. Jane Doe ’18) is a reference to the year that person earned their bachelor’s degree from Culver-Stockton.

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