ST ANDREWS COLLEGE
VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2003
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Dr. John Deegan, Jr.
President, St. Andrews
I am delighted to welcome back all
returning St. Andrews students and
extend a special greeting to our newest
members, the Class of 2007. I am glad
that you are here, for your presence
enriches the vitality of this institution.
And, it is my steadfast belief that the
time you spend with us will in turn
enrich your vitality, expand your intel
lectual capacity, and enhance your
determination to help make the world a
This is an exciting time to be at
St. Andrews and I am exceedingly
pleased to be here. As I reflected on
this opportunity to share some thoughts
with you, my mind quickly wandered
back to those factors that motivated me
to accept the invitation of our Board of
Trustees to become the seventh presi
dent of this special place called St.
Andrews. I wanted to be a part of a
college that pursues academic excel
lence with determination and vigor;
one that emphasizes the development
of the whole person - intellectually,
socially, and spiritually - and places a
President John Deegan Jr.
premium on the transformation of lives; one where a sense
of community and compassion prevaiAs; one where nurturing
is a common feature of the educational process; and one
where all members contribute legitimately to the maintenance
of a true teaching and learning community. I am persuaded
that St. Andrews is all of these things and I trust that among
your reasons for being here is that you want to participate in
the life of this extraordinary institution.
When asked, [ am inclined to assert that the mission
of St. Andrews Presbyterian College is to liberally educate its
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Lance Editor and Chief
A newspaper is a vital channel
of communications for any thriving col
lege campus. The Lance has been sore
ly missed for quite a few years, but now
I am pleased to reintroduce it to the
entire St. Andrews community.
1 guess I should take a moment
to introduce myself. My name is
Emily Boomgarden. I am the Editor-
In-Chief of the St. Andrews Lance for
the 2003-2004 school year.
But that’s enough about me.
The most important people you need to
meet are my staff. I, and The Lance,
have been blessed with a wonderful
group of people who have helped me resurrect and make it
better than ever.
Let me start from the top: my assistant editors, Jes.se
Grayton who will be writing about the Equestrian Events and
Activities; Jennifer Heinbockel, who will also be running the
Advice Column with her sister Laura Heinbockel, the Dean’s
Notepad, and the Faculty Column; and Peter Galan, who will
also be the Sports Editor and will be the contact for the
Letters Home column.
Nikki Voliotes is our Design Editor. Jamie Link and
Kristina Anthes will be running our Therapeutic Riding
Column, the Dean’s Notepad and the Faculty Column.
Luke Sweeney will be helping to run The Wall stu
dent submissions section with Mike Genest. Student
Activities Union President Ryan Campbell will be keeping
the campus up to date on Student Activities.
Student Government Association President Bill Batz
will also be writing a monthly column. Alex MacLennan
will be writing a Spotlight Column, highlighting exemplary
students, staff and organizations and helping Chuck Bond run
the Message Board, a place for students and staff to post
things they have for sale, are looking to buy or would just
like to announce.
Michael Legg is Assistant Sports Writer who will be
covering, among other things Men’s and Women's Soccer.
Brandon Kosoko will be adding a male voice to the Advice
Gilbert Abraham will find time in his busy schedule
to write about Politics and whatever else tickles his fancy.
Nick Crow will keep us amused and interested by sharing
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