St. Andrews adds new staff members
Laurinburg, N.C. – As the final preparations were made to welcome the Class of 2015 to St. Andrews, a group of new staff members settled into their offices around the campus.
Among those new faces were Andrew Brown, Morgan Farroll, Paula Moore, Philip Ratchford and Jennifer Roberts.
Andrew Brown - Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
Andrew Brown came to St. Andrews for the opportunity to coach at the collegiate level.
Off the court, Brown enjoys a variety of athletic endeavors.
"I enjoy exercising whether weight training, exercise bike, boxing or anything," he said. "I also enjoy watching the history channel."
If not at St. Andrews, Brown would be teaching at the high school or middle school level.
Morgan Farroll - Sports Information
Morgan Farroll came to St. Andrews in the fall of 2006 to play softball. A physical education major, she worked in the athletics department as a student-athlete.
"When I graduated in December, I was offered the sports information job," she said.
Her primary responsibilities include providing information to the conference as well as keeping the athletics website up-to-date.
A lifelong athlete, Farroll enjoys "watching and playing sports."
"If I weren't working in sports information, I would be a physical education teacher at the high school level or coaching."
Paula Moore - Athletic Trainer
"I came to St. Andrews for the welcoming environment and the chance to gain experience working with NCAA Division II athletics," new athletics trainer Paula Moore said.
In addition to working at St. Andrews, she is working on a doctorate in Athletic Training.
Outside the training world, Moore finds enjoyment "playing sports, working out and spending time with family and friends."
Philip Ratchford - Sports Information
Philip Ratchford was offered the sports information job after working in the athletics department as a student at St. Andrews.
A sport and recreation studies major, Ratchford minored in Therapeutic Horsemanship and English. This combination benefits him in writing up the news releases for each sport and working on media guides.
"I am a PATH International Registered Instructor and I teach therapeutic riding in the Ride-Like-A-Knight program," Ratchford said. "I enjoy playing volleyball and volunteering with the varsity team at St. Andrews."
If not working at St. Andrews, Ratchford would be a full-time graduate student pursuing a master's in sports administration.
Jennifer Roberts - Student Activities Coordinator
"As a student in the class of 2000, I was led to St. Andrews because of the equestrian program, even before the lovely new facility was built," said Jennifer Roberts, student activities coordinator. "I came back to see if I could be a part of making the St. Andrews experience as fun and life-changing for new students as it had been for me."
Roberts is now responsible for the coordination of student government, clubs and activities and she is looking forward to using her creativity to make that impact.
"I really enjoy writing," Roberts said. "I have three incomplete novels in the works and have played around with a screenplay. I have also been working on a musical.
"I like to do crafty projects," she continued. "I enjoy listening to and playing music. I have a horse and I love to spend as much time with her as I can. I love Glee and almost anything related to vampires."
If not working in student affairs, "I would probably be sitting somewhere battling writer's block and trying to figure out how I can make a living writing while not actually accomplishing any writing."
About St. Andrews
An innovative and bold academic venture, the distinctive character of St. Andrews has been marked by an interdisciplinary curriculum, a highly acclaimed college press, an award-winning pipe band, national champion equestrian teams, and first-rate scholarship. In addition to classes on the main campus, adult learners also choose the Center for Adult and Professional Studies opportunities through St. Andrews @ Sandhills and St. Andrews ONLINE.
On Aug. 29, 1958, the merger between Presbyterian Junior College and Flora Macdonald College became official with the formation of St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C. Further information may be obtained by visiting the College's website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.