Our 2015/2016 Student Executive

Suzanne Joanes

Suzanne Joanes

President

Suzanne Joanes: the president we all need, but not necessarily the one we deserve! Although she can’t fly around in a cape (that we know of), Suzanne is truly a superhero, not only because of her loving, bubbly personality, but because of her trust in the help of Jesus and His Mother, Mary! When Suzanne is not busy stopping crime with hugs and hilarious jokes, she finds herself hanging out with kids, reading, acting, praying the rosary and being a great listener. Her passion for helping others is obvious in everything that she does, from planning big events to meeting a new friend for coffee.

Allison Campbell

Allison Campbell

Vice-President

Allison Campbell is a lady, born from the glorious expanse that is the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). She is specifically from Whitby, where she grew up frolicking in the flowers and watching the magnificent blue jay fly away every winter. Then she shifted her focus to drinking hot beverages, presumably tea and other such delicacies while reading books and generally living life in a jovial manner. She still lives life in a jovial manner, it is kinda really great to see.

Now there are many faces to the famed Allison. The one described above is one of the many faces. She has five faces in total. Let me give it to you straight, grab a seat, drink some water, it is about to get real in here.

Emanuel Ressler

Emanuel Ressler

Liturgical Coordinator

Emanuel Ressler. What can one say about this guy? I guess, we can start with the basics. Emanuel is currently a senior at Queen’s, majoring in biology. He moved to Canada as a kid from Germany, and now lives in Ottawa with his parents and two siblings. Now that we have covered the fundamentals, we can go a little deeper to get to know Emanuel. When asked what his favourite word was, his response was “Hermano” (it’s Spanish for brother). He enjoys the way it sounds when it is spoken aloud. If he could be any fruit in the world, he would like to be a coconut. He likes them because they are associated with vacation and relaxation, and coconuts give off chill, positive, open-minded vibes. He finds that his personality relates well to those qualities.

Theresa James

Theresa James

Secretary/Treasurer

Miss Theresa of James, (aka TJ) can likely be found doing one of her favorite activities: running, reading, drinking tea or praying. On rare occasions you might even be lucky enough to be serenaded by her saxophone skills (a closet talent of the lovely TJ). The Newman House Exec gets to appreciate all of her amazing qualities and then some as their secretary, but she says her favourite role through Newman House is being a faith study leader! Theresa divulges to our Newman House readers that she’s most inspired by St. Thérèse and St. Francis of Assisi. AMAZING.

Edward Burroughs

Edward Burroughs

Social Outreach Coordinator

Eddie, as we call him, is a man with wisdom and faith beyond his years. He is a 4th year Economics student at Queen’s, and although he is a recent convert to the Catholic faith, Eddie never fails to set a great example of what a young practicing Catholic should strive for: getting to know our God even better and thereby deepening one’s faith. He also shows his strong involvement in the community by altar serving, leading faith studies, and reaching out to people in need on the streets of Kingston.

Evalina Williamson

Evalina Williamson

Campus Outreach Coordinator

Calgary Alberta native, Evalina Williamson is without question one of the most radiant people you will have the blessing of encountering.

She’s a 3rd year Con-Ed Biology and Math major at Queen’s who one day desires to become a teacher (hence the Con-Ed) and be hooded by her Grandfather at graduation. On top of being a scholar, Eva is a canoe instructing icon at the Christie Lake Kids Camp. A recipient of a master canoeing badge and level 3 instructors she’s well on her way to going pro. A wilderness fanatic, she’s been back-packing around the Alberta outback since she was little.

Rebecca La Barr

Rebecca La Barr

Campus Outreach Coordinator

Rebecca, a second-year Con-Ed student, is delighted to join the Newman House executive as a Campus Outreach Coordinator this year.

When she isn’t painting landscapes, adventuring in the great outdoors, or working on the perfection of her Hermione Granger impression, Rebecca enjoys spending her time before the Lord in prayer or reading about saints she admires. She has a particular devotion towards St. Gianna Beretta Molla, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and St. Germaine Cousin, who in their ways of reflecting God’s unconditional love are inspirations for Rebecca’s own life of charity.

Jude Thusiar

Jude Thusiar

Liturgical Coordinator

Jude Thusiar: an alternative spelling for “sass.” This third year mechanical engineering student can be found completing duties around Newman House (or being Newman House), altar serving at St. Mary’s Cathedral, being athletic, or riding his bike. Jude takes great pride in his Tamil culture and knows how to use spices to cook a delicious cultural meal. His favourite movie is the Lion King; no surprise for this guy who’s all about “hakuna matata”: even if he’s in deep contemplation, all you’ll ever see is his striking smile. Having a bad day? No problem! Find Jude.