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Chesley and Smith welcome Class of 2014

Rachael Chesley and Laura Smith | Saturday, August 21, 2010

Welcome, Class of 2014! Your moment has finally arrived: the moment that you embark upon a journey of self-discovery, independence, and growth. As you settle into your new surroundings, you will begin to see what parts of your college community best fit you. While discovering your new campus, be sure to take note of your student government. It will serve as a model organization as a catalyst for change; take advantage of all that it has to offer. Do not be afraid to challenge and be challenged. The more you venture into the unknown, the more you will learn. Be adventurous and daring, but never lose sight of who you are.
While you are here, you have a unique opportunity to be a part of a Catholic community. Unlike any other, it is one that will offer camaraderie, strengthen your faith, and expand your thinking. The people around you will become your family, and you will come to rely on and trust in them through the years.
Live the next four years to the fullest, and take in every opportunity, every moment, and every tradition. Your time here may be short, but it will become a part of you for all the years after.
Going along with all these opportunities, Saint Mary’s Student Government Association is here to serve you as your advocate. If you have an ambition, if you need resources, or when you need an ally, Student Government is here for you, and we are here because of you.
Our Student Government Association office is located on the second floor of the Student Center, and there is always a friendly face waiting to greet and learn more about you. On behalf of Saint Mary’s Student Government Association and all of your new Saint Mary’s sisters, welcome home.
Test your limits. Take risks. Dream. Discover.

Rachael Chesley
Saint Mary’s student body president
Laura Smith
Saint Mary’s student body vice president
Aug. 19