Nick’s court


The family of emeritus professor of mechanical engineering Dr. Nicholas Nigro chose a perfect monument to a man who loved teaching and pickup basketball. The Helfaer Recreation Center’s court No. 3 is now officially Nick Nigro Court — dedicated posthumously — honoring the dedicated basketball player, who, his son suggests, scored more than 73,000 points playing noon hoops on the court. Nigro chose his own style of a memorial before his death with a gift in his estate to establish the Nigro Family Scholarship Fund for an engineering student who exemplifies excellence in engineering ethics and values.

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  1. Thank you for publicizing this 2 minute story! All six of Nick Nigro’s children (and one Grandaughter- thus far) graduated proudly from Marquette and look forward to carrying on the Scholarship Fund in our father’s memory.

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