Junior Lingar much more than just the SGA President-elect
Aside from Morgan’s role in SGA, the math sciences and WGSS double major enjoys running for the cross country and track teams and eating in Foss.
- Student practices what she preaches
- Trail-blazing senior has a passion for film
- Senior double major enjoys adventure on and off the Hill
To many on campus, Morgan Lingar ’13 is known as the Student Government Association (SGA) President-elect, but behind her blue eyes and freckled face, Morgan is so much more. She hails from Danville, N.H., where her parents and three younger sisters currently live. They are not alone in the house, though—the Lingars run a small petting zoo as well, housing 10 cats, one dog, five gerbils, four fish and two frogs. Morgan said her mom “feels bad for [the animals] and takes them all in.”
Morgan was homeschooled with her sisters until 10th grade, when she transferred to Timberland High School. She excelled as a dancer, making it onto pointe shoes in ballet and mixing things up through jazz and modern dance as well. Morgan found a new love her junior year of high school when she began running. She decided to continue in college, and next year she will serve as captain of both the women’s cross country and track teams.
When you don’t see Morgan running on the Power Line trails near campus, she can be found participating in a variety of other activities. She tutors students in Logic, she is on the Junior Class Council and she also serves on multiple SGA Committees.
Morgan is a double math sciences and women’s, gender and sexuality studies (WGSS) major. Seeming like an odd combination, Morgan has taken the liberal arts mentality to heart. She was a biochemistry and math sciences double major until this year. “After taking the Intro to WGSS, class I fell in love and switched [my major],” Lingar claims. She said she had received lots of encouragement from her friend and teammate Berol Dewdney ’13 to take a WGSS class, which clearly had a significant impact on her.
Looking to find Morgan at a meal? Try Foss. Her favorite meal on campus is simple, yet elegant: a Foss peanut butter sandwich. When talking food, however, she also loves lobster tracks ice cream and Foss’ vegan cake.
In terms of other favorites, Morgan’s favorite class at Colby has been the WGSS seminar that she is currently taking on gender and violence. Her favorite color is pink, and her favorite place to study on campus is Miller’s third floor. Look for her in the back, on the left side. While she did not study abroad, Morgan wishes to travel Europe as a dream vacation. After Colby, however, this girl has big plans. She has already begun applying to law school, which she wants to attend immediately following graduation.
For those who missed the election, she will be serving as SGA president next year, with Kareem Kalil ’13 as her SGA vice president. Their three biggest goals will be to replace the diversity requirement with a multiculturalism requirement, to improve Colby-Waterville relations and to create a better registered-party scene. If you have comments or suggestions, do not hesitate to talk to her and tell her your opinions and ideas.
When asked what advice she would give to Colby students, Morgan said, “Don’t be afraid to try something that is very different from anything you have ever done before.”
Want to know more? Try finding Morgan on campus—she is very open to conversation and loves making new friends. Chat her up and you might learn something new. Maybe she will tell you the names of all her pets.