Drummond and Smith College

Infobox University
name =Drummond and Smith College
motto ="Per Concordiam Animi Robur" (Latin: "Strength Through Unity")
established =1997
principal = Edwina Ridgway
city =Armidale
state =New South Wales
country =Australia
capacity = Approx 225
University = University of New England
free =
website =http://www.une.edu.au/drummond-smith/

Drummond and Smith College is a residential college at the University of New England, Australia in Armidale, New South Wales.

About the College

Drummond and Smith College is located on the University of New England campus, about 15 minutes walk from the main university facilities. It is a co-residential college which aims to provide its residents with a community in which academic success can be achieved while also balancing this with a social and personal development. This is facilitated through numerous opportunities for leadership within the college, such as the Drummond and Smith Residents' Association Committee, Resident Fellow positionsas well as chances to be involved in sporting and cultural endeavors.

Drummond and Smith is a fully-catered college which features the Flexi-Choice catering system; a new initiative within the University of New England residential system. In addition to this, bedrooms and facilities are regularly cleaned as part of the services provided by the college.

Contact Us

"Postal Address:"

Drummond and Smith College,University of New England,Armidale NSW 2351,Australia




+61 2 6773 6700


+61 2 6773 6999

College Infrastructure

Drummond and Smith College is made up of four blocks which form to create a central courtyard used for sporting and social functions. Each block has 3 floors and contains laundry facilities along with bathrooms on each floor. The college has a computer room equipped with new PCs and Macs and contains facilities for printing and photocopying.

Also within the college is a fully fitted gym for use by college residents only, a Dark room for the photographer enthusiast and an updated Law Library worth in excess of $1,000,000.


Drummond and Smith College is a combination of the original Drummond College and S. H. Smith House.

S. H. Smith House was named after the former Minister for Education, Stephen Henry Smith whilst Drummond College drew its name from the "Father of the University of New England", David Henry Drummond. Both men worked tirelessly towards the advancement of education in NSW and we are told were well acquainted with each other.

The Crest and Motto

The S H Smith House crest used the St Andrews Cross on a curved raised surface set on scroll-like background and the the motto is: Salubritati et litteris studemus, literally meaning "health and letters are our concern". By way of contrast, Drummond College had its crest and motto devised by students in 1970. The motto Cognoscimus quo vivamus literally means "learning to live". The crest is two Tudor roses to represent the two sexes in the college (it was a relatively new concept to have co-ed colleges in 1970); whilst the red waves are symbols from the Drummond family; and the book signifies learning and scholarship.

Both the original College shields, carrying the crest and motto now hang in the College dining room whilst the new College shield takes pride of place.

Professor Michael Stoddart (DVC Academic) officially unveiled the shield for Drummond and Smith College on 25 October 1997 and it incorporates some elements from the antecedent college crests with the addition of the Southern Cross. The wording for the motto is Strength through unity, Per concordiam animi robur literally "through hearts in unison, mind like the strength of oak".

Many of the valued traditions and practices from the original Colleges are in action. Drummond and Smith College, for example, continues the exchange program with Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania, USA. This program was initiated in 1990 at Smith House and will continue to offer a bed-for-bed and fee-for-fee swap for UNE students with the LHU students staying at Drummond and Smith College for their Semester at UNE.

The links with the Drummond family and the annual D H Drummond Dinner continue, the Drummond Address in 2000 being given by the Director of the South Australian Museum, Tim Flannery.

In July 1999 Dr. Sandy Scott retired as Principal of Drummond and Smith College. Allison Rocks took on as The Acting Principal until July, 2000 when the University appointed Edwina Ridgway as Principal of both Drummond & Smith and Duval Colleges.

Current Position Holders

Principal: Edwina Ridgway
Senior Resident Fellow: Srdjan Mijajlovic

Resident Fellows
Mid B: John Porter
Top B: Bec Moxon
Bot C: Kellee Morgan
Mid C: Phil Garland
Top C: Peta Evans
Mid D: Jacquie Cock-Williams
Top D: Todd Whillcock

Academic Mentors
Economics, Business and Law: Chelsea Mangelsdorf
Sciences: Lyndal Bentham
Education: Amy Field
Arts: Keren Brown

Drummond and Smith Residents Association
President: Alexander Kary
Vice President: Shane Courtenay
Treasurer: Michael Cosgrove
Secretary: Kimmy Dawson
Marketing and Merchandising Officer: Padraic Lawson
SFK Rep: Kyle Denton
SFK Rep: Amy Euston
PT Sporting Rep: Joshua van Bussel
PT Sporting Rep: Taj Dosanjh
MB Sporting Rep: Lisa Wade
MB Sporting Rep: Daphne Burke
Social Rep: Sammy Holdom
Social Rep: Brock Ward
Fresher Social Rep: Ben Ashton
Fresher Social Rep: Marty Herring

SHAPES Representatives (Sexual Harassement and Assault Peer Education Support)
Diana Bruce
Phil Garland
Jeremy Cole
Trish Norman


Drummond and Smith College has a wide range of functions that are held throughout the year. Some of these regular functions include:

*Commencement Dinner

*Progressive Reverse Dinner

*Ball and Recovery



*DH Drummond Memorial Speech and Dinner

*Suitcase Party

*Sporties Dinner

*Valedicts Dinner

In addition to these there are many other functions such as Pub Nights and themed functions such as Traffic Light Party, Floor-Olympics, Casino Night, Trivia Night, and College Murder.

2008 Inter-College Competition Results

*President's Trophy (Men's Sport): TBA

*Mary Bagnall Trophy (Women's Sport): TBA

*Sir Frank Kitto Trophy (Cultural): TBA

External Links

* [http://www.une.edu.au/drummond-smith/ Drummond and Smith College Website]
* [http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?sid=635a6d6b558a271e9bc040d08140c82b&refurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.new.facebook.com%2Fs.php%3Fq%3Ddrummond%2Band%2Bsmith%2Bcollege%26init%3Ds%253Agroup%26k%3D200000010%26n%3D-1%26sid%3D635a6d6b558a271e9bc040d08140c82b&gid=4641067098 Drummond and Smith College Facebook]
* [http://www.dslawsociety.tk Drummond and Smith College Law Society]
* [http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=381477066 Drummond and Smith College Myspace]

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