On Sunday, June 24, the Calgary chapter hosted its annual Student Send-off at the Mt. Pleasant Community Hall. About 90 people, including 25 new first-year students, shared pizza and conversation with local alumni and current StFX students before they head to Antigonish in the fall.
|Some Calgary-area members of the StFX Class of 2016|
There was definitely a lot of information shared that night: from how to order food in the Student Union Building (and avoid the wrath of Joyce) to life in residence to the new way to register for classes online. Special thanks to Megan Cameron '09 of StFX Recruitment for walking the students through the registration process and answering any questions about what students can expect over the course of the summer from the university.
Events like these don't come together overnight. A big thanks to Claire Barry '01 and Erin Lowe '05 for organizing most of the logistics for the event, particularly the hall and the food. Also a special thanks to our alumni volunteers for helping plan and put on the event for such a big crowd.
Finally, everyone who attended received an application for the Leone Campbell Memorial Bursary. The deadline for the application is July 31. The recipient will be informed in August and the money hand-delivered in October at Homecoming 2012.
Have a great summer everyone!
Oliver Munar '98
President, Calgary chapter