Our 2016/2017 Student Executive

Theresa James

Theresa James

President

Ladies and Gentlemen, our president, Theresa Marian James. Who is she? Please, let me fill you in!

Our lovely Madame President is in her third year studying environmental science. One day you might just see her working for the government analyzing and writing environmental. This is a bit different than what she dreamed as growing up to be as a child – a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or a Princess at Disney World (Belle specifically), but hey, saving the world from global warming basically makes her a superhero! 

When Theresa is not training to save the world you could spot her running, playing any kind of sport imaginable, hanging out with friends and family, or enjoying some “me time” with a good book. She has a love for the TV show “Downton Abbey” and the movie “October Sky”! If she was an animal she would be a Lynx because of how graceful she is. 

Evalina Williamson

Evalina Williamson

Vice-President

Evalina Williamson, of the Williamsons, is a Newman House star – shining brightly with her love of Christ. She can be seen sharing the Gospel and sharing a laugh wherever she goes.

As Vice President, Eva does, well, everything. She is a support for all of the executive members and meets with the President, Missionaries, and Fr. Raymond to ensure that Newman House runs smoothly.

On the side, Evalina is a 4th year ConEd student majoring in Biology. She is enthusiastic to one day become a teacher because “teaching is cool” and it is a profession of building relationships. When asked why she chose biology, Eva simply states: “Whoa, my mind is blown.” Our minds are blown by the many skills and talents of Miss Williamson. 

Serena Lowery

Serena Lowery

Secretary/Treasurer

Who is the real Serena Lowery? Born on the 19th of April 1996 in Guelph, Ontario, Serena (aka Munchkin, Suki, Rena, Weenie) is a famous comedienne known for her iconic portrayal of the character “Nonna” (Nuh Nuh) based on her Italian grandmother.

A flourishing Queen’s student, she is a History major and English minor with a passion for the dramatic arts. She spent her first year at the Bader International Study Centre where with Europe at her finger tips she became a world class traveller. A woman who loves her dog, Serena is also an avid writer having finished the first draft of a fantasy novel (title to be determined).

Christopher Thomas

Christopher Thomas

Liturgical Coordinator

He hails from the East end of Toronto in Scarborough, Ontario. A man of many nicknames, in the past he has gone by Christopher the Philosopher, CTIII, Christie the King, Clutchtopher, as well as sixthscribe. We know him as Christopher Thomas.

Chris is studying currently in his second year of Con-Ed at Queen’s majoring in philosophy in addition to taking courses in physics and chemistry for teachables. As a child, Chris had dreams of being a scientist. Based on his interest in physics and chemistry, he is making progress to that aspiration.

However, his goal to be a teacher is triumphing over his goal of being a scientist. He believes his call in teaching stems from his desire to build up the younger generation as virtuous men and women to serve our Lord as children of God.

Molly Helferty

Molly Helferty

Liturgical Coordinator

Molly Helferty is one of our two liturgical coordinators this year on the Newman House Executive. Spend only five minutes with her and you will realize that she is an amazingly well-rounded and diversely talented young woman; she studies economics, sings and plays piano, ukulele, bass, tenor saxophone and drums, plays volleyball and basketball, can do a layup in heels, and has enjoyed taking part in political debates with the Conservative club.

Her love of the beauty in mathematical models inspired her to pursue her studies in economics, but her truest love is found in chocolate (she once wrote it a love song – now that’s romance!). Many people think that Molly possesses the gift of bilocation, but alas, this is false (to my knowledge).

Megan Kenney

Megan Kenney

Campus Outreach Coordinator

Who is the real Megan Kenney? Megan Marie Bernadette Kenney is a 3rd year Psychology Major Bio Minor. She will hesitantly answer to the name Meagles.

Hailing from the city of Guelph, Megan Kenney is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. Meagan spent her first year away at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K. at the Bader International Study Centre.

Megan is filled with love for the Lord and her friends. Her favourite saint is St Bernadette. You can often find her taking care of Meet for Mass outside of Vic Hall or conducting outreach at St Mary’s Cathedral.

Jonathan Ulanicki

Jonathan Ulanicki

Social Outreach Coordinator

The beautiful architecture and history of Queens drew Jonathan Ulanicki to Kingston in the fall of 2014. Members of Newman House are fortunate that he made this decision, because three years into his studies, we are blessed with a very capable and dedicated Social Outreach Coordinator.

This role is appropriate for Jon, considering his exemplary commitment to volunteering since high school. As Social Outreach Coordinator, he is helping students to get concretely involved with volunteer opportunities in Kingston, including Martha’s Table, Nightlight, Birth Right, and Providence Manor.

In this way, Queen’s students are able to better fulfill their Christian duty to be contributing members to the Kingston community. If you are interested in volunteering, he is the person to talk to!