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College Photograph 2013

College Photo 2012

Refurbishment Photographs

Progress with the Earthquake Strengthening Project is right on schedule. The “days to go” calendar on the Arrow Internation office wall reads “10″, and there is a real sense of excitement.

To give the Great Hall extra capacity for full college meals, a wide door has been built between the Great Hall and the Junior Common Room. The photos below show how the door looked on 17 December and again on 11 January.

New Great Hall Door

New Great Hall Door - completed

Great progress has been made with the conversion of the Somerville Close units as well. Three modest three-person units have been converted into four double storey nine-person units. The dates for these photos were 14 November 2012, 17 December 2012 and 7 January 2013.
Close - November 2012

Close - December 2012

Close - January 2013

Deputy Master to leave College

The Deputy Master of the College, Rev. Dr Matthew Jack, has been appointed to become the minister of Knox Church, Christchurch. Dr Jack leaves the college at the end of January and is excited about his new posting. The appointment of a new Deputy Master is progressing.

New Master Appointed

The Rev Dr Selwyn Yeoman has been appointed by the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand as the new Master of Knox College.

Rev Dr Selwyn Yeoman

Dr Yeoman is an experienced leader and is well known for his successful work with young people and students.

He has served the church in rural Southland, spent over twenty years as minister in the Mosgiel North Taieri parish and most recently at the Coastal Unity parish, Dunedin. He is currently Moderator of the Southern Presbytery.

Commission of Knox College convener, Dr John Kernohan, said Dr Yeoman’s vision for the future of the Knox community was a critical factor in his appointment.

“The Commission hopes for Knox to develop as an outstanding community characterised by high academic performance, all-round personal development and an ethic of service.

“Selwyn Yeoman has the vision and experience to take Knox College into the next era.”

Dr Yeoman says he and wife Natalie are excited about moving onto the Knox and Salmond Campus to live among the students.

In 2005 Dr Yeoman lived in Qinghai Province, Western China, working in conservation management and community development on the Tibetan Plateau. He is chairman of Trade Aid Dunedin Trust Board, which is active in trade and justice issues, and he has served on the Board of Trustees of Taieri High School and Taieri College. He is also involved in local conservation activities.

Dr Yeoman was educated in Napier and the University of Auckland before training for ministry at Knox Theological College and the University of Otago.

Selwyn and Natalie have five children, all of whom are graduates of the University of Otago. Four generations of the family have studied at Otago.

Dr Yeoman’s appointment follows the retirement of the previous master, Mr Bruce Aitken, earlier in 2012 and allows Mr Jamie Gilbertson, who has been Acting Master throughout the year, to return to his role as Warden of Arana College.

[updated 18 November]

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