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What makes this campus home

| Friday, August 23, 2019

Dear Belles, 

Welcome home! Whether this is your first year or your fourth year, we are excited to welcome you on campus this fall. As we begin the 2019-2020 school year we look forward to partnering with you, empowering you and sharing chicken nugget day with you. 

As we press forward into this new academic year, we want to thank you for being a part of this community. Community is the 2019-2020 highlighted core value, and we believe that community is what makes us great. The women that make up this College, past and present, are what make this beautiful campus home. We strive to strengthen this community as our term continues, aiming to make Saint Mary’s an inclusive environment for all Belles. 

As we begin this school year together, we encourage you to think of the woman you strive to be one day. What does she believe in? What does she stand for? How does she treat others? Think of this woman and continue to be intentional about diving into your unique passions and callings over the next year. Sign up for a club you normally would be too afraid to join, get a meal with a Belle you don’t know too well, go to a campus event that piques your interest! You are safe to fail here, you are safe to ask for help here, you are safe to dream big here — we need you here! 

After a long summer apart, we are lucky to come home to one another. Please know the Student Government Association is excited to work with you and for you this year! 

In Saint Mary’s, 

Terra Nelson

 student body president, Saint Mary’s



Olivia Allen

 student body vice president, Saint Mary’s



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