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St. Andrews Alumni & Friends Magazine

2010 Online

Distinguished Alumni Award 2010

2010 Distinguished Alumni Award winner Nancy Williams Davies '71 accepts the citation from President Baldasare.

Distinguished Alumni Award

"In my heart, I feel like I've been thanking St. Andrews all my life," said Nancey Williams Davies '71 in accepting the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Davies was honored during the Alumni Banquet as a part of the Alumni Weekend 2010 activities.

"Nancy has served her community through an educational vision, exemplified by her founding of the Orchard House School in Richmond, Va.," said College President Paul Baldasare in presenting the award. "The school is specifically designed to meet the academic, social and developmental needs of middle school girls in the Richmond area." Read More


Professionals Return with Insights

The idea of paying the good things that happen in life forward is an idea with a lot of buzz in the media and the world at large. For a group of St. Andrews alumni, the idea of paying it forward brought them back to campus to share insights and advice with current students in their area of interest.

Gardy Wilson ’71, Hayley White ’08 and Matt Clark ’91 shared their thoughts with students during spring semester in a variety of forums.

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Exploration Helps Focus Career Path for Three at St. Andrews

"I strongly suggest that everyone do an internship out in the world. There are some students who do internships on campus just to get the credit, but it really makes a difference to apply to places in your field that you might not expect to be. I never thought that I would want to do social work but now it's what I'm going to do."

This strong statement by senior psychology major Elysia Tiegs reflects the strength of her summer internship at Grand Rivers Hospital in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. However, she is not alone in seeing the benefits of the internship opportunities at St. Andrews as fellow students Dani Buchanan and Ashley Disque spent part of the summer exploring areas related to their academic programs.

Buchanan, a senior, did a women’s studies internship, working with REACH of Jackson County while Disque worked with NASA in Maryland

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TEF Scholarship Recipients

These four students will enjoy scholarship support to attend the NARHA Conference thanks to The Elizabeth Fund.

A Different Path: Altered Route Creates Fund

The snow accumulations last February sent Joe Junod and wife Marilyn Greene to look at a map to plot a different route from their home in Arlington, Va., to Florida.

“The route put us going right past St. Andrews Presbyterian College,” said Junod. “As a St. Andrews graduate, I wanted Marilyn, a horsewoman all her life, to see the horse barns and the programs.”

What they witnessed during their stop changed their course in a different way. Their visit coincided with one of the therapeutic horsemanship sessions conducted at the Singletary Riding Center of the St. Andrews Equestrian Center.

For Junod and Greene, watching the session proved to be “inspiring and humbling.”

“We are both committed to programs assisting people with disabilities,” said Greene. “Our mothers were both great humanitarians, and lovers of animals as well. Since I have a special love for horses, 1we decided to focus on giving to this program and dedicate these efforts to the memories of our mothers.”

The result is The Elizabeth Fund, begun with a $25,000 gift from the couple. Read More


Local Ingathering Gains from St. Andrews Assistance - Read Here

SAU Relay for Life Team Gets Boost From the Famous and Fabulous - Read Here

A Current Student Shares Memories of Her Favorite St. Android - Read Here

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Remembering those who've passed....

Check out what the faculty have been doing.

Call for Nominations - Do you know someone who should be recognized as the St. Andrews 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award winner or inducted into the St. Andrews Hall of Fame? Fill out the nomination form found here and return by January 14, 2011. The award will be presented at Alumni Weekend April 15-16, 2011.


News & Notes for Alumni

  • Former St. Andrews Presbyterian Director Shelby French has been appointed chief executive officer of the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) effective May 5, 2011. French has been actively involved in the USHJA as a volunteer and board member since it was approved as the national hunter/jumper affiliate in 2004. She will be the first CEO of the organization.
  • A new anthology for Main Street Rag Press called Commutability was edited by former St. Andrews Professors Molly McCaffrey and David Bell. It also includes a story by 2009 graduate and Alan Bunn Memorial Chapbook winner Lisa Garber.
  • Former Press Director David Rigsbee has released The Red Tower: New & Selected Poems. The poems focus on the relationship between memory and place, self and other, and history and story.

Yearbook Scanning Project

St. Andrews University is working with the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center on the Yearbook Digitization Project. This program works to digitize student yearbooks and make them available online. The Center digitizes yearbooks using a high-speed “Scribe” book scanner developed by the Open Content Alliances and publishes them on the Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org) shortly after they are digitized.

St. Andrews is on the schedule for late 2010 or early 2011 and needs your help to fully capitalize on this opportunity. While we have complete hardcopies of the St. Andrews and Flora MacDonald Yearbooks, we are missing a group from PJC. The missing yearbooks are 1942-1945, 1951 and 1960. If you have a copy that you would be willing to lend to the library for this project, please contact Mary McDonald at mhm@sapc.edu or 910-277-5023.

Flora Macdonald Scholarship

The Flora Macdonald Scholarship, established in 2008 by the Class of '58, is awarded each year to a rising sophomore, junior or senior who is enrolled in one or more music courses. The St. Andrews Music Faculty selects the recipient of the $1,000 scholarship.

The 2010-2011 recipient is Alana Alves, who lives in Clemmons, N.C., but is a native of Sao Paolo, Brazil. A rising sophomore and business major, Alana is an honor student and a member of the College Women's Golf Team. She sings alto in the college choir. Alana has stated: "Music is a great part of my life, and it's great to be a part of something so significant in the community through music which I love."

Greta Friesen, the first scholarship recipient in 2009, majored in theatre and was a member of the Concert and Chamber Choirs. An honor student and a championship Dressage Rider in the equestrian program, she was one of twelve SAPC seniors nominated for Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities in 2010. After graduating in May, Greta is working at a dressage barn in Snow Camp, N.C.

All FMC, PJC and St Andrews alumni are invited to participate in this scholarship fund. The fund offers a meaningful way to remember or honor college friends.

Pins and Plaques for Scholarships and Archives

Elise Williams Blackwell '58 and her husband Bill, honorary member of '58, are making pins and plaques to sell in support of the Flora Macdonald Scholarship and the College Archives. "Flossie Mac Spirit" is the name that Elise and Bill have chosen as the label on the high quality wood products Bill has created using his woodworking and laser equipment. The small circular pin has the seal of FMC, and a SAPC pin is planned. Plaques have the Alma Mater of FMC, PJC, or St. Andrews. The FMC Friendship Song plaque and a music plaque are also available.

During Alumni Weekend the sales from the pins and plaques resulted in an $850.00 contribution to the Flora Macdonald Scholarship Fund and a $280.00 contribution to the College Archives! Only expenses for materials are deducted from the sales. Bill and Elise are very generously contributing their talents and time to support the FMC Scholarship and Archives. (Depending on revenues generated in the future, other SAPC projects besides College Archives may receive funds.)

Pins and plaques may be purchased at the St. Andrews bookstore or by contacting Elise and Bill through email: flossiemac@alumni.sapc.edu. Pins and plaques make wonderful gifts for alumni and students while supporting significant projects!

McCain Hall Plaque Added to Flora Macdonald Neuk

The Flora Macdonald Neuk, located beside DeTamble Library, offers a visual history of Flora Macdonald College through twelve plaques, including ten plaques representing halls in the historic Flora Macdonald building. During Alumni Weekend in April 2009 the Class of 1958 added McCain Hall II plaque to the Neuk. Dr. Baldsare accepted the plaque which was given in memory of Mrs. Sadie McBrayer McCain, Dean of Students at Flora Macdonald College from 1951-1957. When Mrs. McCain retired, the Board of Trustees renamed West Hall II to McCain Hall II.

Flora Macdonald Neuk Maintenance Fund

In a central location on the St. Andrews campus, the Flora Macdonald Neuk is a garden area that needs continuing maintenance of flowers, plants, and shrubs. Tom Waage, College Archivist, gives time, energy and oversight to the area with the assistance of several alumni volunteers. To provide for annual maintenance, a Neuk fund has been created. All FMC, PJC and St. Andrews alumni are encouraged to contribute to this fund. Checks may be made to SAPC with a designation for Neuk Maintenance Fund. Consider honoring a college friend with a gift to the fund.


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