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PC: Kendrick Froemming

PC: Kendrick Froemming

Dear Union College Family,

It’s time ... it’s time to say goodbye. From Senator, to Vice President, to President, it has been an amazing experience and privilege and I thank Union College for the opportunity to serve. For the past year, it has been a privilege and an honor to serve our campus as Student Body President.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working and interacting with so many different people, in so many different capacities, here at Union College. Over the past year the position of President has given me the opportunity to listen to the concerns of fellow students, work on special projects with faculty and staff, and meet with our sister schools in efforts to strengthen our intercollegiate relations. This has included meeting with fellow Adventist University presidents in efforts to try to eliminate racism, sexism and other prejudicial views on Adventist Campuses and within the church.  I have also had the wonderful opportunity to serve on committees voicing student concerns and representing student views and opinions to the Union College Board of Trustees.

Getting involved at Union College was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Coming in Freshman year, my goal was to keep my head down, get my school work done, and get done with college with as little of distractions as possible. Fortunately, God had different plans. Being president has opened my eyes even further to how amazing and special Union College is, and how truly blessed we all are to be able to be a part of this amazing organization. 
Fortunately, I have not had to make the ASB journey alone. This year, I had the privilege of serving with some of the smartest, funniest, down to earth, and outstanding people this college has to offer.  This year’s ASB team was truly family to me, and I will always keep them close to my heart. Thank you to the 2017-18 ASB team for the laughs and the memories, as well as all your hard work.

As hard as it is to leave an amazing organization like ASB, it’s comforting knowing that it is in good hands.  I’m ecstatic for the coming year’s ASB team, and to see what’s next. I know that the 2018-19 ASB team will do an outstanding job of keeping the legacy of representing the student body and working to ensure that every student has a place on this campus.

Again, it was an amazing year, and I thank everyone who has been a part of this journey with me. Thank you to my girlfriend Alex Deapen, best friend Mark Eldridge, and mentors Dean B and Ron Dodds for all the support over the past year. 

May God truly be with our campus, guide the students of today and help grow the students of tomorrow. 

Union College: remember to always laugh, pray, and to continue to push-da-pen and sling-a-da ink along.

Anthony Gann is a senior studying business administration.