Club Presidents

Published on August 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

SLU Karate recognizes these outstanding individuals for demonstrating leadership roles and responsibilities as Club President of SLU Karate.  They have been given honorary title, Club President, by their black belt instructors and fellow peers to serve with honor and integrity.  Their management of everyday task to making the "SLU Karate" brand known across campus is deeply appreciated.  We remember these names who has devoted their time and energy to sustaining and growing the club each year. 

Chris Beardsley

Serving Term: Ice Age - Wood Age
Profession: Physical Therapist 

Dr. Jennifer Heithaus

Serving Term: Stone Age - 2007
Profession: Pediatrician, MD

Leila (Thampy) Nguyen

Serving Term: 2007 - 2011

Profession: Clinical Manager
Epidemiologist, MPH

Daniel McFarlane 


Serving Term: 2011 - 2012
Profession: Environmental Representative of STLC Public Health

Personal Statement:  Over the course of 8 years in this club and the Cheezic Federation I've had the humbling privilege of being a student always, and to be of assistance to my instructors when needed. In those 8 years and into the start of my 9th, one thing is very clear, this is the most unique group on the SLU campus. We are students, grad students, young professionals, professors and doctors, some are married and still others have families. We belong to a Federation of martial artists that expect a high standard of excellence. Our instructors are not just present to teach us technique and forms, but to guide the SLU Karate dojang in the real world as best they can. As a president of SLU Karate, you are in a very unique position. You are the face of your club to the University and at the same time you are the student who instructors think is equipped to handle leadership and communication among gup belts. It is difficult and no one person is perfect, mistakes are a part of growing in life and karate, but being president is an implied expectation that you can learn and humbly rise to the occasion. Just remember, this club is a family, you're never on your own. Tang Soo!

Nina Cheong

Serving Term: 2012 - 2014
Profession: Pediatrics Physical Therapist

Amanda Fear

Serving Term: 2014 - 2016
Profession: Physical Therapist Clinical Student

Alec Albright

Serving Term: 2016 - Present
Profession: Aviation Student of Parks College



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