Alma Mater

Alma Mater

The dark hue of the violet

The snow white lily's bloom

Are emblems of the virtues rare;

That seal all failures' doom;

That give us courage ever

To dare to do the right:

For Alma Mater dear they stand,

All hail the Blue and White.

O sing a song of love and praise

From loyal hearts and pure,

For her our Alma Mater dear

And for her ideals true;

For over a hundred years she's


As upward in her flight

She's climbed to a beacon light-

Passing onward greater opportunity

Her banner Blue and White.

Words and music of both selections by William Augustine Perry, Class of 1902.