Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - There was a lot of nervous excitement on the Syracuse University campus on Wednesday as about 3,500 students arrived at their new home on the Hill.
For one student, attending the same school as her mother may be extra significant.
Tami Henry graduated from Syracuse University in 1988. Moving her daughter onto campus brought back a lot of bittersweet memories.
Tami's best friend, Miriam Luby Wolfe, was among the students killed in the Pan AM 103 bombing in 1988.
“It’s surreal to be back here and not as a student…it’s been a long time,” Henry said.
When she was born, Henry gave her daughter the middle name “Miriam” in honor of her friend. When Taylor Miriam arrived on campus, Tami says she felt like part of her friend was returning.
“Her namesake is here, she would be very, very excited about it, and I know she knows,” Henry said.
Taylor said she felt an instant connection to the school.
“It felt right. When you step on campus and you just know that this is where you’re supposed to be. So I’m very lucky to have gotten in and be here right now,” she said.
270 people – including 35 SU students – were killed in the Pan Am 103 bombing.