This Week's Athlete Feature: Gabe Hogan

Gabe Hogan during the Sun Conference Championships hosted by Ave Maria on November 4, 2017

Gabe Hogan during the Sun Conference Championships hosted by Ave Maria on November 4, 2017

We would like to introduce to you, Gabe Hogan, a member of the Ave Cross Country Team. Gabe is a sophomore from Oxford, Michigan. He will be competing this Saturday, November 18, at the Cross Country National Championship. This will be his second time competing in the NAIA College Nationals. Last year, Gabe ran an incredible 26:41.2 for an 8K, which is also the fastest time of an Ave Maria runner. He competed in the NAIA National Championship last year and tomorrow will be representing this university again. 

He is a great teammate and dedicated individual. We are so proud of Gabe, and wish him the very best this weekend! Congratulations, Gabe, we will keep you in our prayers!

This Week with SGA 11/13/2017

Keep submitting those bills! We have passed our 100th bill submission of the year mark. This past meeting, we passed bills for the Rugby Team and the upcoming SAB pizza competition, as well as several internal bills for common room renovation. with many bills discussed and passed. SGA is working in conjunction with Residence Life on renovating all our common rooms.

Coming up on the list is 2nd and 4th-floor computer rooms in Mother Teresa dorm, the 2nd-floor common room in the John Paul II dorms, and the 1st-floor common room in Maria Goretti dorm. We hope to have the new developments brought to you by Christmas! The Development Committee is also working on adding decorations to the Gyrene Café. If you have any ideas for submissions, visit our Artboard, where you can submit your photos, paintings, pictures, or designs!

The Culture Committee, in conjunction with the Public Relations Committee, has begun to work on fundraising and planning for the Annunciation Feast Day this spring. This is the largest feast day event of our school year, and we are excited to bring back all that you loved last year, and more! 

Make sure you check out our Instagram page, @sga.avemaria, to see our latest posts, including our #professorsofave featuring Professor Feger!

 

Feature Friday- Emma Patriquin

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From Hartford, Vermont, Emma Patriquin is a senior majoring in Environmental Science. She has been running on the Cross-Country team for four years. If she had any advice to give her fellow runners she would tell them, “Keeping a positive attitude is the key to having a good race!"

Emma loves to bake and wants to remind everyone that stressed spelled backward is desserts!  Her favorite movie is Free Willy, and her favorite book is Tuesday’s with Morrie. Her favorite Professor is the wonderful Dr. Dittus. Emma says that her role model is her mother.

She also draws inspiration from Saint Teresa of Calcutta who says, “Do small things with great love.” Emma’s favorite scripture passage is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” 

Although Ave was not her first choice in school, Emma says, "I think Ave chose me. It was my last choice in searching for schools. Then the next thing I knew I was on a plane heading to orientation." She is a wonderful part of our school and a great role model for her fellow cross country runners. Her dedication to the sport shows through her commitment to her team.