Reminiscing with David Ranger (SPC 2002-07)
author: Lorrie Liston
Do you recognize this young, smiling St Patrick’s College student from 2007?
He may have been missing from the recent 10-Year Reunion, held at the College last month, but Class of 2007 College Captain David Ranger made sure he was there in spirit, sending a message to his old school mates from thousands of miles away.
David is now living and working in Stockholm, Sweden as a mechanical engineer at a multinational truck and bus producer.
Here is what David had to say to his old classmates, his message shared with them at the recent Class of 2007 reunion.
“What an exciting time of year for the Old Boys; Class Reunion Season!
“It's really hard to believe that 10 years have somehow managed to sneak by since our Class of 2007 graduated.
“Tradition, mateship and celebrating the St Patrick's Community defined and punctuated my years at the College. It's heartening to know the customs will continue to live on through reunions and the current cohort.
“Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend our Class of 2007 Reunion. I'm currently living and working in Stockholm, Sweden. As part of my university studies, I completed a semester abroad (in Stockholm) and fell for the place; the people, the nature and their attitude towards academia, work and a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
“I moved here at the end of 2013 and have since been working as a mechanical engineer at Scania Research and Development, a multinational truck and bus producer.
“I will be forever grateful to St Patrick's for the education I received during my six years at the College - not only for the knowledge and skills I acquired, but also for the values of fairness and justice that the school stands for.
“It goes without saying that I cherish the lifelong connections made with fellow students and the staff during my time at St Patrick's.
“Despite not being able to be present at the Class of 2007 10-Year Reunion, I will be there in spirit. Please pass on my best wishes to all of my fellow Old Boys with the hope and expectation that it will be a joyous and memorable reunion!”