Alumnus set to unravel mystery
Alumnus Jeremy Reynolds is looking for help in solving a mystery that may have possible connections to Memorial.
In May, he stumbled upon a small, unique-looking glass statue in an antique store in downtown St. John’s. With his curiosity piqued, he was happy to pay the $50 selling price. Now he’s hoping the university community can help determine if the “gem” has roots at Memorial.
“The seller would not say it was related to the Memorial Sea~Hawks, but to me there are many similarities,” said Mr. Reynolds, a bachelor of commerce (co-op) grad who now works as the international student career advisor with the Centre for Career Development and Experiential Learning on the St. John’s campus.
“He bought it from an older woman who was selling a number of glass items, all of very high quality. Besides that, he didn’t know too much.”
The statue measures 25 centimetres from base to wing tip.
It does have striking similarities to Memorial’s current Sea~Hawks logo, including a distinctive letter “M”, the red tinge of the glass and the position of the bird.
“All of this led me to believe it is more than just coincidence that the figure looks the way it does,” said Mr. Reynolds.
“I believe it was designed with the Memorial Sea~Hawks in mind.”
Mr. Reynolds says he’d love to hear from anybody with information about the statue or its possible connection to Memorial.
He can be reached via email or phone at 709-864-8167.