Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 11, No. 7. June 23rd, 1948
Record Entries-Hopeful Stakes — President
Record Entries-Hopeful Stakes
Alec McLeod, B.A., B.Sc., is a full-time English Honours student. Men's Vice-President June 1946 to April 1948, unopposed 47. Chairman Blues Committee 46-47. N.Z.U.S.A. Delegate 47. N.Z.U.S.A. Congress Committee 48. V.U.C. Delegate to Australian Students Conference 47. Salient Staff 43-48, Editor 47 and at present Temporary Acting Editor. Tramping Club Chief Guide 41. Committee 44-46. Literary Society Treasurer 48. Active member of Debating, Drama and Ski Clubs. Extrav. Props Manager 44-45. Cast 1940, 41, 46, 47, 48. Tournament Records Officer 45. Information Controller 47. I.S.S. Committee 47-48. Jubilee Spike Committee. He spent 1943 in the Army in N.Z.
He thinks the present Building Appeal Committee of ex-students and sympathizers should be the best means of raising a lot of money quickly, but if it is unable to function it should be replaced by a student committee. This money must be raised within a year. He first suggested the idea of an N.Z.U.S.A. Student Congress, and hopes to see it become a yearly event. He thinks the jubilee must be made a means of consolidating popular opinion in favour of V.U.C.
He will support any move to make Victoria a more jubilant, healthy, intellectual, sporting, comfortable, entertaining and popular institution.
Kevin O'Brien, M.Com., is a part-time student doing an Arts course. He was Secretary of the Association from July, 1947, to April, 1948, and has been President since. He is Secretary of the Building Appeal Committee, Chairman of the Student Jubilee Committee, member of the College Jubilee Committee, V.U.C. member on the Resident Exec. N.Z.U.S.A., Treasurer N.Z.U.S.A., Organizer of the Australian Debating Tour, President of the Debating Society. He was this year's Capping Controller and Extravaganza Organizer, has been Business Manager of Salient, has won the Union and New Speakers' Prizes and the Plunket Medal, and has represented V.U.C. both at Debating and Oratory. He has been a member of special committees mainly concerned with finance, and was financial adviser to N.Z.U.S.A. on exam fees. He is a member of the committee organizing the N.Z.U.S.A. Student Congress.
He believes in student representation on the Senate, an all out effort for the Building Fund, and maximum participation in the jubilee. He thinks a serious effort should be made to consolidate advances made so far and to decide whether the present structure of student administration will be the best to stand the strain of the future, while he thinks it desirable to make V.U.C. an integral part of city life.