After watching the Blue-Gold game, my fiancee and I viewed some of the new buildings on campus. While in the College of Business Administration, I was asked if I was the building’s janitor.
As an African-American male, a B.B.A. and an alumnus of this University for almost 10 years, I felt extremely embarrassed and ashamed that my fiancee had to witness such a sight in the College of Business.
Although new buildings are built, what are we doing to build new attitudes concerning racial sensitivity? It is my hope that my children will not be subjected to such treatment at our University.
WE are ND!
Lionel M. Coleman, Jr
April 24, 1999
To the Class of 2003
By NANCY MIDDEN and ANGIE LITTLE
Congratulations! You have just taken the first step of a four-year journey that will be full of new people, new challenges and new discoveries about yourself. Don’t step aside from the path as these new opportunities come your way; be an active part of the Saint Mary’s community that we will build together this year.
We are so excited that you have chosen to come to Saint Mary’s. Study hard and play hard! As you receive the hallmarks of a liberally educated woman, remember that your academic life will be challenging, but rewarding. We also encourage you to become involved in Saint Mary’s student government, campus clubs or Belle athletics ... the possibilities are endless! We are certain that you will have outstanding contributions to make to these organizations, and we can’t wait!
As representatives to the student body, we welcome the opportunity to get to know each and every one of you. We are embarking on a new millennium and we challenge each of you to SHINE ON! The Student Government Association’s theme, “SHINE ON,” encourages the academic, social and spiritual growth of the Saint Mary’s woman. If there is anything we can do to help you SHINE ON this year, please let us know.
Be proud: You are a Saint Mary’s woman. We hope that you will enjoy your Saint Mary’s journey as much as we have, and, above all, we hope that you will listen to your heart and explore all of your dreams.
Student Body President
Saint Mary’s College
Student Body Vice President
Saint Mary’s College
August 24, 1999