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  • A message from your Alumni Council President
    Julie Selep, C’92

    Julie SelepChange is evident on the Saint Vincent campus. New willows are sprouting amid the long-standing ones adjacent to the practice fields. The Class of 2017 arrived en masse, one of the largest ever. We continue moving forward with new academic programs. Past successes in academics and athletics, as well as service to the community, feed the present and future for Saint Vincent. Challenges are ahead, but the resources are there for continuing our mission.

    One change is in our leadership on Alumni Council. I assume the presidency for a two-year term to continue the mission of council. We continue to foster active relationships with alumni from the Prep, College and Seminary. We continue to support the entire Saint Vincent community. We continue building enrollment, generating visibility and expanding the financial resources for Saint Vincent. Alumni Council represents you, and we ask for your continuing support as well. Be proud of Saint Vincent, as Saint Vincent is proud of you.

    This is a challenging time for Saint Vincent. Students are now connected far beyond the pay phone at the end of the hall and an occasional letter in the mail box. Today, students’ connections are immediate, long-distance and ever-evolving. Overseas studies, service projects and charities fill their time in meaningful, rewarding ways.

    With Freshman Move-In Day, Council members met incoming students and their families. The Banana Split celebration that day introduced a new generation of students to the historical background of Saint Vincent and Latrobe, in a lighthearted celebration and flash mob. Earlier this year, the 50th Anniversary of the Fire of 1963 was remembered, showcasing the value of volunteers and community. Realize how much of the campus has been built and developed in the last fifty years, and how the older areas of campus have been integrated into the design. We embrace the future while we treasure the past.

    Our alumni are a part of the fabric of the Saint Vincent community. Many of us met our best friends here, married a spouse, started rewarding careers with the education we gained. Often times, that education was less about the classroom and more about the friendships fostered.

    Be aware that your opportunities were aided by many individuals who forged a path. Consider helping a new group. Internships, mentoring and career advice can be a valuable asset to current students. Support the programs you enjoyed. Come back to campus or just look us up online. Witness the vibrant growth and enthusiasm of the latest generation of Bearcats.