Category Archives: Student Life

Creech to remain acting president of SGA following Pope’s resignation

SGA Vice President Lydia Creech (second from left) became acting president this June, following the resignation of Carson Pope. She is joined here by SGA Treasurer Daniel Epler, Secretary Nicole Hall, Constitution and Elections Chair Missy Rolseth, and Speaker of the Senate Isaac Coronel. PHOTO COURTESY OF LYDIA CREECH.


Westminster’s Student Government Association (SGA) recently underwent senatorial and class presidential elections, bringing in a group of new representatives. In November, students will elect five executive officers. One student, though, transitioned into a new position in the SGA during the summer.

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Perry addresses Westminster’s presidential transition

Dr. Carolyn Perry was appointed acting president of Westminster College on Aug. 18, 2017, after having served as senior vice president and dean of faculty for five years. 


More than 50 student organization heads and members filed into Hermann Lounge on Friday, Aug. 18, in response to an invitation they received from recently appointed Acting President Dr. Carolyn Perry. Perry said that she would discuss and take questions pertaining to the leadership transition that students were informed of less than an hour earlier.

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Improving Community Outdoor Space

Patricia Gotti, Anna Elder, Nick Hardeman, Jessica Thomeczek and Liz Carthen paint the discussion table for the Center of Faith and Service. PHOTO BY HALEY SHORT.

Tasked with implementing a community based art initiative project, students from the art of service class decided to improve the community outdoor space on campus. After spending weeks creating this project, the unveiling occurred on Monday outside of the Center for Faith and Service.

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Balancing Schoolwork and Employment

Kylie Ferro at her job at Walgreens in Fulton. PHOTO BY ASHLEY FOGEL.


Westminster students are constantly studying, participating in various activities, and trying to get enough sleep to function. However, some students also work part-time or full-time jobs in addition to their schoolwork. With the likelihood of student loan debt after college and numerous college expenses, many students on campus need employment.

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Coaching Culture at Westminster

John Brinkmann, ’12 (center), played baseball for Westminster College and is now the varsity baseball coach at Fulton High School. He is pictured here with two of his players, future Blue Jays Alec Fleetwood, ’21 (left), and Devin Masek, ’21 (right). Fleetwood and Masek are also Westminster legacies. PHOTO BY JOHN TUTHILL, FULTON HIGH SCHOOL, ’18.


While attending a sporting event at William Woods University or Fulton High School, you might notice some familiar faces. Many of the coaches in the area, such as John Brinkmann, ’12, varsity baseball coach at the high school, and James Hays, head basketball coach at William Woods, are graduates of Westminster. The alumni revealed that it was their Westminster coaches who inspired them to pursue their career paths.

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