News - September 1, 2005

Honorary rower

‘We can’t just let you leave without a token of our appreciation,’ were the words of the Argo rowing club president on Tuesday 30 August, as he announced the appointment of Rector Professor Bert Speelman as honorary member. Speelman was pleasantly surprised: ‘This is special, as it comes from the most important people here, the students. I am very, very happy.’ Earlier this year Speelman signed a contract enabling Argo to engage a professional coach until 2008. President Janwillem Liebrand described Speelman’s departure as a loss, mentioning the Rector’s strong involvement with student clubs and activities. ‘We’ll have to wait and see if the new Rector shows the same commitment,’ Liebrand said in his speech. / LH