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Summer ‘09 Magazine for Mount Allison’s Alumni and Friends No. 91

Snapshots of
entrepreneurial success.
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Be our future.
New Brunswick is growing
and we want you to be a part of it!
Be in a place where the average commute time in the city is
less than 20 minutes, where you can live on the water, in the
country or downtown, where you can be close to family and
friends, and above all…where you can balance your dream
job with a great lifestyle.

In fact, New Brunswick’s housing costs are among


the lowest in Canada and our cities are ranked
2nd and 3rd for being the most tax-friendly
places for business in the country.

Be in the only officially bilingual province


in Canada, a place where you can truly
be yourself, belong, and be better.

Be home in New Brunswick.


NBjobs.ca
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Contents
4
6
Events and Gatherings
Campus Beat
11 JUMP Update
12 Spotlight on Students
14 2009 Reunion Photos
19 The man behind MapQuest
20 Customizing success
21 In Memoriam
22 Bleacher Feature
24 Berry big business
19

28
26 A Mountie first, businessman
extraordinaire second
27 Dynamic duo
28 Strengthening business at
Mount A
29 Mount Allison meets Queen’s
30 Dancing under water
31 Class Notes
36 A foundation for success

19 Perry Evans (’81) is tops at bringing


consumers and technology together.

28 Craig O’Neill (’92) helps Commerce


students succeed.

30 Judith Boswell (’59) dives head first


into the world championships, and
comes up with gold. 30
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Mount Allison Record


Summer 2009 No. 91 — New Series
The Record is published
three times annually.
Editor: Sheila (Berridge) Blagrave (’75)
Editor’s Note
Assistant Editor: Laura Dillman Ripley
Production: Tracy Bell
Design, Layout: Shane McDonald
Change is in the Air beginning in August, it will have a new high
profile, full-time director, whom you will read
about on page 36 of this issue of the Record. In
Contributing Writers: In June External Relations, including the fact, this whole issue of the Record is devoted to
Tracy Bell Alumni, Development, and Marketing/ alumni who have made their mark in the
Sheila (Berridge) Blagrave (’75) Communications offices, made two significant world of business. Congratulations to all of
Leah Brown (’09) changes. We adopted the name “University them and to those countless others of you out
Andrew Clark (’98) Advancement” and we moved from our offices there who are making such meaningful contri-
Laura Dillman Ripley in the Black House and the Anchorage to new butions to your employers, your employees,
Mona Estabrooks (’79) ones in Centennial Hall. and your communities through your business
Nick Grant acumen and entrepreneurial spirit.
Lesley Johnson (’94) Across the country universities have adopted
Sue Seaborn the term University Advancement to reflect
Alison Smith (’08) And there is one final change to note. The
more fully what departments like ours do. We Record will have a new editor come the fall.
Zoe Williams (’09) are not solely focussed on external functions. After a wonderful 10 years at Mount A, I am
Photography: In fact, the initiatives we undertake and even moving to Ontario with my husband, Mark
Tracy Bell the money we raise goes mainly to make Blagrave (’77). He has been a member of the
Laura Dillman Ripley Mount Allison an even better place for its cur- Mount Allison faculty for 20 years but
Sue Seaborn rent and future students. assumed the role of Dean of Arts and Social
Evan Rensch (’06) Sciences at Huron University College in
The new space we now inhabit in Centennial London, Ontario on July 1.
Address correspondence regarding Hall puts us at the hub of the campus, making
editorial policy and subscriptions to: us more accessible to our various colleagues,
Mount Allison Record I can’t tell you strongly enough how much I am
and to faculty and staff members and students going to miss seeing alumni at reunion events
65 York Street
Sackville, NB E4L 1E4 alike. We are thrilled to be in the centre of (unless it is my class year!), Board members at
Tel: 506-364-2600 Fax: 506-364-2622 things and to know that our old offices are the Chancellor’s Dinner, and much-loved stu-
ldillman@mta.ca being used well. The Anchorage will be a stu- dents walk across the stage to receive their
dent residence for 21 internationally minded degrees. And I will miss the fabulous team that
Contents Copyright 2009 by students in September. Stay tuned for news of I work with and our vibrant and engaged
Mount Allison University and may not possible future uses for the Black House. administration. And finally I will be sorry to
be reprinted without permission. stop telling the stories of our faculty and staff,
This year has heralded a few other major our students, and our loyal alumni. It has been
Opinions expressed in this changes for Mount Allison. We opened the quite literally one of the best experiences of my
publication are not necessarily those of doors of our new Wallace McCain Student life. Thank you for letting me communicate
Mount Allison University. Centre last fall, which was enjoyed by many your news, for including me in so many excit-
alumni at Reunion Weekend when Tweedie ing initiatives and gatherings, and for letting
Single Copy: $9.00 Hall, the new pub, and Gracie’s café — named
Subscription: $25 for three issues me be part of such a great family.
after Grace Annie Lockhart — became party
central. Progress is being made on the new
ISSN 1702-2525 Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies and, Sheila (Berridge) Blagrave (’75)
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If you wish to make a donation to
Mount Allison, please contact
Susan Springer at 506-364-2341 or by
e-mail (development@mta.ca).
Please forward change of address
information to Joy Wilbur
(jwilbur@mta.ca) 506-364-2608.
Maritime singer/ songwriter David Myles (’03), During Reunion weekend Brenda Robertson
Cover Photo: right, of Halifax received the Contemporary (’50) of Moncton received the Lifetime
David and Evelyn Ernst operate a Achievement Award, recognizing outstanding Achievement Award, recognizing outstanding
successful cranberry farm in Nova Scotia achievement by an alumnus/alumna within 10 achievement by alumni in their community and
years of graduation, during Reunion Weekend honouring and celebrating their lifetime
celebrations. Mr. Myles is shown with CBC radio achievements. Ms. Robertson, centre, is presented
Cert no. SW-COC-002628
host, Mount Allison alumna, and valedictorian with her award by director of alumni Carolle de
of the Class of ’77, Jo-Ann (Roberts) Kelly. Ste-Croix, left, and President Dr. Robert
Campbell, right.
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Mount Allison
Alumni President Alumni Board of
Directors
President:
Andrew Clark ’98
andrew.clark@merit.ca
416-465-7078
Vice-President & Secretary:
At first I was daunted by the prospect of writing anyone makes tax policy interesting for anyone, Anne-Katherine Dionne ’88
my first letter for the Record. It had been quite much less an 18-year-old, is unfathomable to akdionne@hotmail.com
some time since I’ve had to write anything of me, but I guess that’s why he wins the awards 416-962-0100
this length and my writing skills are rusty to say and I don’t); as Dr. Art Hanson encouraged Past President:
the least. However, when told that I could wait everyone to think about how individual actions Barbie Smith ’75
until after the Reunion/Convocation Weekend matter so much in the effort to clean up our mbsg@nb.sympatico.ca
of 2009, I was relieved — in my estimation there world; how well Dr. Sally Armstrong encour- 506-529-4734
would be stories to tell, people to talk about, and aged the graduates of 2009 to fight hard to make Honorary President:
the sights and sounds of Sackville would be changes to our world; and as the countless Louise (Oates) Cooke ’70
fresh in my mind. Thankfully, my estimation members of staff sacrificed most of their sleep louisecooke@cogeco.ca
was right. this weekend to ensure that everyone associated Directors:
with Convocation/Reunion had the time of Sean M. Connors ’81
What strikes me whenever I’m back at Mount A their lives. sean.connors@rogers.com
is the level of engagement of our students. This 506-384-5570
may seem an obvious statement, but I know This edition of the Record is focussed on some- Layton Fisher ’57
that for those of us who haven’t been on cam- thing that is near and dear to my heart, business layton.fisher@gmail.com
pus or had any level of interaction with Mount and entrepreneurship. You’ll read about mem- 506-939-2935
A students recently, the fact can often slip one’s bers of the alumni from the 1950s right through Harriet Leggett ’61
leggett@nbnet.nb.ca
mind. They’re a clever, energetic, ambitious, to 2004 who are all doing great work to build
506-466-3786
and amiable bunch who have done, and are businesses in industries from hospitality to pub-
Amy MacAdam ’02
doing, amazing things at Mount Allison and I lishing and from the energy sector to cranberry
amy_macadam@hotmail.com
am certain will continue to do so as they leave farming. They’re all great stories and more 902-492-1259
Sackville and enter the next phase of their lives. reason to keep a copy of the Record close by. Paul Pergau ’67
If you ever forget the energy and promise of paul_pergau@hotmail.com
youth and need reminding of what it’s like to Your Alumni Board is in the process of going 519-434-2490
have the world as your oyster, you will need to through a period of renewal, and I hope, revital- Margaret (Doane) Poole ’87
look no further than Sackville on Convocation ization; a period during which we can ask our- poolecom@ns.sympatico.ca
Weekend to find that feeling again. selves big questions about how to do a better job 902-443-1410
serving our constituents and how we enhance Jill (Hemeon) Rafuse ’73
It is not just Mount A’s students who did their the alumni experience for the benefit of the rafuse@ns.sympatico.ca
best to shine this past weekend — the faculty, entire Mount Allison community. In our efforts 902-492-4523
staff, and honorary degree recipients did as well. to do so, we draw a great deal of inspiration David Rose ’90
I watched from the stage as Dr. Craig Brett of from weekends like Convocation/Reunion, and rosed@navcanada.ca
the department of economics became the first from people like those featured in this edition of 613-231-4446
member of the faculty to win both the Tucker the Record. We hope you will too. Charles Scott ’83
Teaching Award and the Paul Paré Award for scottc@accesswave.ca
his study of fiscal and taxation policy (how Andrew Clark (’98) 902-832-4477
Colin Tippett ’97
colintippett@hotmail.com
506-755-0679
Christina Vroom ’96
crashyvroom@yahoo.ca
514-933-2935
Danny Williamson ’03
williamson.d@gmail.com
519-208-1145
Executive Director:
Carolle de Ste-Croix ’90
Tel: 506-364-2348 Fax: 506-364-2262
cdestecroix@mta.ca
http://alumni.mta.ca
Nominations Call — Nominations are open
for the Alumni Board. The Board works to
promote and motivate the participation of
David Greenwood (’58), left, of Moncton alumni and friends of Mount Allison with
received the Charles Frederick Allison Award, the University, through effective communi-
cation, events, and special initiatives.
recognizing outstanding contribution to
Mount Allison by an alumnus or an alumna Address nominations to:
during Reunion Weekend celebrations. Mr. Carolle de Ste-Croix, Alumni Office
Greenwood is shown with past President of 65 York St., Sackville, NB E4L 1E4
the Alumni Association Barbie Smith (’75). or alumni@mta.ca

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&
Play Up!
Events Gatherings
For more photos from the events listed below, please visit the Chapter pages on Alumni Online: alumni.mta.ca

UK Alumni Luncheon Ottawa Pub Night


Another great event was held in the UK with Stephen McClatchie, Provost & Another great evening at Lieutenant’s
Vice-President, Academic & Research, as the guest speaker. Dara MacDonald Pump Pub!
(’08) also shared her experiences as Mount Allison’s 47th Rhodes Scholar.

Danielle Levesque Wawryk (’97) and her


husband Vince Wawryk

Commerce students
head to Bay Street
Students enjoyed meeting with busi-
Front row (l-r) — Brendan McGloin (’06), Aditi Diwan (’07), Kim Pryde (’86), Stefanie
ness people from the Toronto area
Stanley, Laurie (Reid) Cunliffe (’78). Middle row — Sandy Weatherhead, Patricia
and a reception that was planned for
(O’Brien) Nichols (’51), Keti Cross, Carmen Moreira (’08), Joey Peake (’59), Joan (Fanjoy)
both business alumni and students at
Russell (’57), Marylin (Russell) Smith (’61), Foye (Organ) Weatherhead (’61). Back row
CIBC World Markets Inc.
— Ron Dawson (’59), Eric Brown (’77), Donald Cross (former faculty member), Dara
MacDonald (’08), Matt Stanley (’04), Kyle Hill (’06), Peter Groom, Stephen McClatchie,
(Provost & Vice-President, Academic & Research)

Mount Allison’s Soccer Team Visits Bermuda


Mount A’s soccer team enjoyed a wonderful week in Bermuda, which included
soccer games, visits to schools, and alumni get-togethers. One of the highlights
of the team’s visit was an alumni reception held to celebrate 60 years of Mount
Students and faculty visit with Dr. Purdy
Allison soccer. This event provided an opportunity to honour the man who, as a
Crawford (’52) — (l-r) Majd Chanti (’11),
student, established soccer at Mount Allison University — the Honourable Dr.
Adam Duncan (’09), Joselyn MacLellan
Clarence “Tessi” Terceira (’49).
(’09), Dr. Purdy Crawford (’52), Sally Ng
(’09), Natalie Owens (’09), Dr. Nauman
Farooqi, Associate Professor, Commerce.

Cape Breton Alumni


Get-Together
Alumni and friends enjoyed getting
together to re-connect and also to
meet new friends.

The team, staff, coaches, and volunteers with “Tessi” (front centre)

Having a great time at Allegro Grill &


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Fredericton
Alumni Reception
Book Blurbs
Alumni and friends enjoyed an evening The Extraordinary Life
with Dr. Thomas Forrestall (’58) at the
Beaverbrook Art Gallery. This event was
At long last, an end to the struggle with weight
held in conjunction with the showing of This is the best book I have ever read — about anything.
his exhibition entitled, Tom Forrestall: Superbly honest about herself, her life, her way of thinking,
Paintings, Drawings, Writings. Colleen Furlotte opens up your mind to a thousand things
I’ll bet you never even dreamed about, even though you
have long realized that your life is far from being the happy
and wonderful life you hoped it would be. This is a self-help
book about a thousand more things than keeping trim and
fit. Colleen Furlotte is, although she perhaps doesn’t realize
it herself, one of the most intelligent writers in North
America. (Charles Foster’s Books in Review, The Albert
County Chronicle)
From left to right are Laura Ritchie (’05),
Diane Burns, and Dr. Thomas Forrestall.
Tantramar Gothic
Other Events This Year New Works by Dan Steeves
Calgary Pub Night at Ceili’s on 7th —
February 26, 2009
In this recent series of work, com-
Reception held at The McGill Faculty Club pleted between 2006 and 2008, Dan
in conjunction with our Commerce faculty Steeves continues to exercise his
and students’ field trip to Montreal —
masterly skill in creating poignant,
March 12, 2009
monochromatic imagery. Charged
The 28th Annual Florida Alumni Luncheon with sophisticated emotional intri-
held at the Venice Golf and Country Club — cacies, these 25 prints depict the
March 14, 2009
Tantramar landscape and the
Pan-Canadian University Alumni Reception impermanence of human-built
in Weston, MA — March 27, 2009 structures within it. They evoke a rich and shared longing for things to stay the same in
Ottawa Alumni “Evening with the Ottawa the face of constant change. The works’ potent titles, such as “I feel the infusion of hope
Senators” — April 4, 2009 and peace,” are taken from a long-term correspondence with Halifax author Mark Harris
and provide a subtle counterpoint to the fineness of the prints. (Lesley Johnson ’94)
Washington All-Canadian Event —
April 18, 2009

Ottawa 2009 ICAN Bonspiel — April 18, 2009


Bothered by my Green Conscience
How an SUV-driving, imported-strawberry-eating urban
dweller can “go green”
EVENT CALENDAR
Please visit the Chapter pages on Alumni
Online (http://alumni.mta.ca) for infor- Wowzers! This is FANTASTIC. Franke’s visual essays
mation about upcoming events. clearly articulate the risks of NOT acting. Policy ana-
lysts struggle to convey what My Green Conscience has
— July 21, 2009 —
Artist’s Talk by Dr. Thomas Forrestall (’58) in so clearly expressed. (Eli van der Giessen, David Suzuki
conjunction with his art exhibition Tom Foundation)
Forrestall: Paintings, Drawings, Writings that is
being shown at the Confederation Centre Art
Gallery in Charlottetown until August 23 Read the Music Alumni Newsletter at
www.mta.ca/music/events
— October, 2009 — or send us your submissions to music@mta.ca
Newfoundland Alumni Event
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CAMPUS BEAT
For more campus stories visit our revamped home page — www.mta.ca
Convocation 2009
Suzie LeBlanc all received honorary
degrees. Economics professor and
Canada Research Chair in Canadian
Public Policy Dr. Craig Brett received
both the Tucker Teaching Award, one
of the highest teaching awards at
Mount Allison, and the Paul Paré
Medal, recognizing contributions of
outstanding quality that demonstrate
a balanced approach to teaching,
research/creative performance, schol-
arship, service, and outreach. Music
professor and soprano Monette
Gould received the J.E.A. Crake
Chancellor John Bragg, left, and President Dr. Robert Campbell, right, with honorary degree Award, presented for excellent teach-
recipients Sally Armstrong, Suzie LeBlanc, John Christodoulou, and Art Hanson ing and contributions to the scholar-
Mount Allison welcomed over 365 Human rights activist, filmmaker, and ship of teaching. Lynn Loewen, Wylie
new graduates to its alumni ranks this author Sally Armstrong; Chairman McMullen, and Linda Wheaton were
year during Convocation ceremonies, and CEO of Guardian Capital Group each awarded a Board Service Medal,
held May 25. Bachelor of Arts gradu- Ltd. John Christodoulou (’60); inter- recognizing exceptional service to the
ate Claire Kelly gave a wonderful vale- national expert on climate change Dr. University’s Board of Regents.
dictorian address for the Class of 2009. Art Hanson; and Acadian soprano

Valedictorian Claire Kelly (’09) shares a Dr. Edmund Tucker presents economics Hats off to the class of 2009!
laugh with Dr. Campbell following the professor Dr. Craig Brett with the 2009
morning Convocation ceremony. Tucker Teaching Award.

Students honoured at annual Grad Banquet


Left to right — Graduating students Mount Allison graduands celebrated
Nakita Knowles, Jeanna Lynn Fletcher, their undergraduate careers with the
Dan Wortman, Kailea Switzer, Kavish Grad Banquet, held each spring.
Chandra, Marianne Greene, Chris Several students were recognized for
Durrant, and Natalie Gerum at the 2009 both their academic and extracurricular
Grad Banquet achievements at this annual event
leading up to the end of the semester

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and Convocation ceremonies. received the Gil Latter Award, while received the Crake-Sawdon Award for
Marianne Greene of Dartmouth, NS Chris Durrant (Lennoxville, QC), exceptional contributions to student
received the Frances S. Allison Award, Natalie Gerum (Dundas, ON), journalism. Nakita Knowles of the
Dan Wortman of Oxford, NS received Kavish Chandra (Hazelton, BC), and Bahamas was honoured with the
the Don Norton Award, Jeanna Lynn Kailea Switzer (Charlottetown, PEI), Barritt-Marshall Award for 2009.
Fletcher of Advocate Harbour, NS received Gold A Awards. Chris also

ChemGreen wins NBIF Breakthru!


Mount Allison Commerce students Business Plan Competition this spring.
Joshua Hamilton, Niel MacIntyre, and Their award-winning pitch was a busi-
Sally Ng, all representing ChemGreen ness plan for ChemGreen, a company
Innovation, won the jackpot — the founded by a Mount Allison chem-
top prize of $125,000 in the New istry professor. ChemGreen specializes
Brunswick Innovation Foundation in environmentally-friendly polymers
(NBIF) Breakthru New Brunswick from which plastics are made.
Mount Allison knowledge transfer officer Sophie Theriault, student Sally Ng, assistant
chemistry professor Khashayar Ghandi, and students Josh Hamilton and Niel MacIntyre
celebrate winning the NBIF Breakthru Business Plan Competition.

JDI Supply Chain Case Competition a success at Mount A


Mount Allison students Jake Simon, Berry’s class, focussing on supply
Meghan Kennedy, John Alexander with, chains, tackled a complex real-life busi-
JDI Vice-President of Purchasing Jim ness supply chain problem that had
Jordan, and student Daniel McGraw been prepared by J.D. Irving, Limited
A first of its kind Supply Chain Case (JDI). The winning team comprising
Competition, partnering with one of John Alexander, Meghan Kennedy,
the Maritimes’ most successful compa- Jake Simon, and Daniel McGraw was
nies, wrapped up at Mount Allison this presented with the prize of $2,500 on
spring. Competing teams of Mount A March 27 from JDI Vice-President of
commerce students, in professor Paul Purchasing Jim Jordan.

A Canadian Who’s Who


Visitors to campus this year were a the conference “Canadian Studies: The Toronto and co-director of the pro-
veritable “Who’s Who” of Canadian State of the Art,” celebrating the 40th gram on globalization and regional
politicians, writers, and scholars. anniversary of Canadian Studies at innovation systems at the Munk
Mount Allison welcomed author Mount Allison. Other visitors included Centre for International Studies; and
Alistair MacLeod, Globe and Mail Oceans Ambassador Dr. Arthur Atlantic Book Award nominees Donna
columnist John Ibbitson, and politi- Hanson; Dr. Meric Gertler, dean of arts Morrissey, Susan Young de Biagi, and
cian and hockey great Ken Dryden for and science at the University of winner Ian Colford.

CUPE Agreement signed


Mount Allison and CUPE, Local effective July 1, 2008, covers approx- of Regents ratified the agreement on
2338 recently signed a new collective imately 75 custodial, trades, and February 2.
agreement. The three-year agreement, security staff. The University’s Board

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Lights Out!
On March 20 Mount Allison made rooms, offices, and even the library targets to reach in each of these
history as the first university to ever and the dining hall going dim for areas. The Policy stems from the
fully participate in Lights Out the day (www.lightsoutcanada.org). work of several groups on campus,
Canada. Founded by first-year stu- including a student seminar class in
dent Keleigh Annau in 2005, Lights This student-led initiative ties in Environmental Issues, and the
Out is an awareness campaign nicely with Mount Allison’s green University’s Environmental Issues
where schools turn off as many agenda. 2008-09 has been the Year Committee, made up of students,
lights as possible and follow lesson of the Environment at Mount faculty, staff, and community mem-
plans to teach K-12 students about Allison, and, in addition to a won- bers, as well as senior administra-
climate change and ways they can derful speakers series and several tors. Mount A’s How Green Are You?
make a difference. Over 100,000 stu- educational and awareness cam- video contest winners were also
dents in 10 counties have participated paigns, Mount Allison has adopted a announced, with recipients receiv-
in past years. Held on Earth Day Carbon Emission Reduction Policy. ing a cash prize and a matching
(April 22) in 250 schools across The Policy concentrates on three donation to the charity of their
Canada and around the world, major areas responsible for most of choice. Watch the winning videos
Mount Allison got a jump start on the University’s emissions: heating, and read more on the new Carbon
the project to maximize campus electricity, and transportation and Policy at www.mta.ca/environment.
participation, with many class- makes specific commitments and

Sweet Success for The Sweetest Little Thing


Sackville sweethearts celebrated Arts Centre. It was a record year with
Valentine’s Day with the Owens Art 44 Mount A grads, in addition to
Gallery and Struts Gallery’s 10th current students and local artists,
annual Sweetest Little Thing (SLT) donating work for the auction. See a
fund raiser. The popular event, fea- video from the 2008 SLT, featuring
turing a silent art auction of the music of Mount A student Corey
Maritime artists and third-year Isenor at www.mta.ca/owens/ whats_
Mount Allison students, as well as a on/sweetest and make plans for your
delicious cake walk, was another 2010 Valentine’s Day in Sackville.
huge success this year, raising
$10,000, split among the Owens, The annual SLT cake walk was a hit again
Struts Gallery, and the Faucet Media this year.

Grab a bite at Gracie’s


The café in the Wallace McCain
Student Centre has a new name —
Gracie’s. Students, faculty, and staff
were asked to submit suggestions
through an online contest. Over 80
names were submitted for considera-
tion. Grace Annie Lockhart, a gradu-
ate of Mount Allison in 1875 and the
first woman to receive a bachelor’s
degree in the entire British Empire of
the time, inspired the Gracie’s name.

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Musical Mount A
Arts and culture were alive and well
this semester at Mount Allison. The
winter semester kicked off with a
music lecture by President Campbell
entitled, “Do you like Rock Music?”
Leading up to the lecture, students
and staff were asked to identify an
album the President was holding pic-
tured on the homepage, as part of an
online contest. The first four to
respond correctly were invited to
lunch at the President’s house to talk
music and exchange CDs.

Garnet and Gold enjoyed another


successful production this year with
FAME!, while Windsor Theatre pre-
sented Dido and Aeneas, in collabora-
Mount A student Kelsey Hastie, second right, hosted a kitchen party with Sackville
tion with the music department, as
musicians Jeff (right) and Tim Hicks (left), and Steve Melanson during the Conduct
well as Chair and Blood Relations.
Becoming concert at Cranewood.
The Opera Workshop took Dido and Argument. Sackville audiences were with CHMA’s annual Stereophonic
Aeneas to New Brunswick schools this also treated to Black Tie Production’s fund raiser, and Conduct Becoming’s
year as part of their annual tour, while Batboy the Musical, another wonder- ninth annual album release — Here Is
Tintamarre staged a tour of Maritime ful Performing Arts Series, and a great Me, in support of the Canadian
schools with the bilingual comedy, line-up of Maritime musical talent Cancer Society.

MTA IWW raises awareness, funds to end violence against women


The Vagina Monologues co-producer and services available to women at the
student Sarah A. Smith (left) with Mount University and in the surrounding
Allison SHARE and Harassment Advisor community. The Expo included
Melody Petlock at the Women’s Expo information on Mount A’s Women’s
Studies Program, Continuing Edu-
International Women’s Week was cation opportunities, services avail-
celebrated in style at Mount Allison. able to women through Student
The student production of The Affairs and the University Wellness
Vagina Monologues was a success Centre, local businesses, women’s
again this year, raising almost $2,000 groups, and organizations working
in support of the Autumn House to combat violence against women.
Women’s Shelter in Amherst, NS
and V-Spot, an international organi-
zation helping women who are
victims of sexual assault.
Keep in touch
Mount Allison also welcomed former with your Mount A friends by
MP Claudette Bradshaw to campus registering on Alumni Online
and hosted its first-ever Women’s
Expo to share with and celebrate the http://alumni.mta.ca
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Public Service and Citizenship at Mount Allison


Spring break was anything but typi-
cal for Mount Allison students. This
year, for the first time, Mount
Allison students joined the Global
Medical Brigades, an international
network of more than 50 university
clubs and volunteer organizations
that provide communities in devel-
oping nations with sustainable
health care solutions. A group of
nearly 40 Mount Allison students
travelled to Honduras, where an
estimated 80 per cent of the popula-
tion lives in poverty. The students
joined 10 medical professionals,
nurses, doctors, and dentists, and
worked to set up temporary clinics
and provide basic medical care. A group of almost 40 Mount A students travelled to Honduras with the Global Medical
Brigades during Reading Week.
Another group of Mount Allison
students also travelled to Miami this Habitat for Humanity homes are donations of money and materials.
year, but not for the beach. As in sold to partner families at no profit Homeowners must also invest hun-
previous years, several students and are financed through affordable dreds of hours of their own labour
signed up to help build houses loans. Houses are constructed largely into building their Habitat house
through Habitat for Humanity. through volunteer labour and and the houses of others.

Mount Allison retirees celebrate a job well done


Several Allisonians were acknowl- Excellence was also presented. The Roger Smith, laboratory manager in
edged during the annual Employee 2009 recipients are Toni Roberts, edu- the chemistry department.
Recognition Reception held May 7. cational technology consultant, and
From left to right are retirees John
Wood (facilities management), Darryl
Richards (facilities management),
Jack Drover (athletics), Pravin Varma
(physics), Wendell Richards (facilities
management), Linda Estabrooks (stu-
dent services), Mary Bogaard (mod-
ern languages and literatures), with
President Dr. Robert Campbell.
Missing from the photo are Marlene
Christie and Irene Ibbitson, both
from facilities management, and
Michael Tucker (political science).
The Purdy Crawford Staff Award of

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Jump Update
The next generation of business leaders
“We applaud Mr. Joyce’s generous
contribution and his decision to
invest in the future here in Atlantic
Canada… Ron Joyce is living proof
that Atlantic Canada’s power is in its
people. On the strength of a family
connection, he has given this region a
legacy that will keep on giving: an
investment that will sow the seeds of a
new economy.”

Telegraph Journal editorial, entitled


“Ron Joyce’s Legacy” Fox Harb’r Resort CEO and Ron Joyce Foundation Trustee Steven Joyce speaks to
Printed on October 29, 2008 reporters after the gift announcement.

This is an exciting time for Mount


Allison and its Commerce Depart- Here is a glimpse of key areas of sup- An invigorating
ment. The advent of the Ron Joyce port we plan to pursue: learning environment
Centre for Business Studies marks a Our country’s top business leaders
transformative moment in our long A strengthened develop ideas and make meaningful
and distinguished history. In teaching complement decisions in modern and professional
October 2008 Ron Joyce, co- Expanding our teaching complement spaces. Similarly our students need a
founder of Tim Hortons and Mount — and having those positions con- learning environment that is mod-
Allison honorary degree holder, centrate on interests such as business, ern, professional, and promotes criti-
made an extraordinary gift of $5 the environment, globalization, and cal thought. Creating spaces that
million to establish the Ron Joyce the management of arts and culture encourage collaboration between
Centre for Business Studies. among others — will provide our students and faculty is key to the Ron
Commerce students with a broad Joyce Centre for Business Studies.
Building on this momentum, the knowledge base. And attracting the
University is seeking additional sup- talents of business professionals will
port to complement Ron Joyce’s give our students real-world exam-
remarkable gift. ples of what it takes to succeed. JUMP Campaign total as of
April 30, 2009:
Our goal in creating the Ron Joyce Exposure to life
Centre for Business Studies is to enhancing opportunities
build on our successes and advance It is the hands-on experiences that $64.6 million
to the forefront of undergraduate help our students discover their true
business studies in Canada. To do passion and become engaged citi-
Our goal: $86 million
this we have ambitious plans to zens. Creating opportunities for by 2014
expand our teaching strengths, learning outside the classroom will Thank you for your
increase the opportunities available give our students a greater sense of
to our students outside the class- themselves within the world, and cul-
continued support. Together
room, and create a learning environ- tivate in them a sense of community we will reach our goal.
ment that motivates and invigorates. and contribution.

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SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENTS
Meet our 2008-09 Bell Scholars! Schools Association’s leadership conferences, Citadel High’s
Students’ Council, and a number of sports including soccer,
Mount Allison once again welcomed an exceptional group of
running, swimming, tennis, and curling.
students this year as recipients of the 2008-09 Bell
Scholarships, Family Achievement Awards, and the Mary
CHRISTINA FREE — Christina hails from
Emerancy Pickard Music Scholarship. The Bell Scholarships
Calgary and is a graduate of Westmount
and Achievement Awards, valued at $12,000 and $9,000
Charter, where she founded VITAL, a charity
annually for four years, and the music scholarship valued at
that supports nutrition programs for war-
$6,000 annually, are the University’s most prestigious
affected students in Sierra Leone, and organ-
entrance awards. This year’s recipients have already made
ized a gala fund raiser that raised $10,000 for a
their mark at Mount A. Read on to see some of the fascinat-
school to start a hot lunch program in Sierra Leone. At Mount
ing activities they’re up to.
Allison Christina is a member of the Rights and Democracy
delegation, the Argosy, and volunteers as a gymnastics coach
KELEIGH ANNAU — At the age of 16, Keleigh
for Windsor Gymnastics. She has also been involved with
founded “Lights Out Canada” in an effort to
GlobalVision, PeaceJam, and worked as a campus counsellor
fight climate change and educate people on
and ESL tutor in Calgary.
the environment by turning the lights out.
This has since become a global event with over
TRISTAN RODDICK — Tristan is studying inter-
100,000 students in 10 countries taking part.
national relations and already has some ‘globe
In her first year of studies, Keleigh worked to bring the
trotting’ experience, visiting 16 countries.
program to New Brunswick schools, making Mount Allison
Tristan, who is originally from Westville, NS,
the first university in the world to participate this spring
attended high school in Kuwait and the
(www.lightsoutcanada.org).
Dominican Republic, where his parents teach.
At Mount Allison, Tristan, a singer, is involved with Leadership
REBECCA DIXON — Rebecca is a graduate of Salem
Mount Allison, War Child campus chapter, ATLIS, and the
International School in Uberlingen, Germany,
Students’ Administrative Council External Affairs committee.
where she completed her International
While in high school he was involved in a number of endeav-
Baccalaureate (IB) diploma. She helped to co-
ours including student government, theatre, debating, and
ordinate the annual ATLIS (Atlantic International
music.
Studies Organization) student conference on
international studies this year, was a regular contributor to the
MITCHELL STEWART — A graduate of
Argosy, a member of the German Club, and participated in
Fredericton High, Mitch plans to become a
Leadership Mount Allison. She is also involved with the Global
psychiatrist or a neurologist. But it wasn’t just
Medical Brigades, travelling to Honduras this spring as part of
his stellar marks (he was valedictorian of his
the Mount Allison chapter.
graduating class) that brought him to Mount
A. Mitch is also a varsity soccer player, an
ERIK FRASER — A graduate of Halifax’s
activity he continued from high school, where he also played
Citadel High School, Erik is an environmen-
volleyball and took part in track and field. Mitch gives back to
talist with an international focus. At Citadel
his community by volunteering with the Canadian Deaf Blind
High he was involved with the Adventure
and Rubella Association in Fredericton. While in high school
Earth Centre, where he helped to co-ordinate
Mitch also served on his high school’s Safe Grad executive and
programs to teach youth the importance of
volunteered at a local community kitchen. He’s expanded his
environmental action. At Mount Allison he has continued
volunteer efforts in Sackville, working with the Sackville
this activism as his residence’s eco-rep and as a member of
Memorial Hospital. Mitch is also a campus rep for Travel Cuts,
Eco-Action. Erik is also a campus tour guide, an Argosy
a student travel service offering discount fares.
writer, a Best Buddies and Leadership Mount Allison partici-
pant, and has been involved in the Nova Scotia Secondary

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The Bell Family Achievement Award recipients: Mary Emerancy Pickard


Music Scholarship recipient:
RACHEL GARDNER — Rachel hopes to work
with the United Nations one day. Her com- AMY DALZIEL — Amy, who dreams of becom-
mitment to her community is already evident ing a studio piano teacher, is already hitting
on the global level. As founder of the right notes at Mount Allison. The
Highschoolers Opening Peoples Eyes Dartmouth High School graduate is pursuing
(H.O.P.E.), Rachel organized various initia- a music degree. Along with full-time studies,
tives to help alleviate poverty in both the Hamilton area and she also plays viola in the Mount Allison
internationally. Projects included mitten and food drives, Chamber Orchestra and played keyboard in the Garnet and
organizing a free community Christmas dinner, and raising Gold Musical Society’s production of FAME! She was an
money for farms in developing villages overseas. She also active member of Girl Guides, and honed her musical talent
served on her student council at Ancaster High School for as a member of the Dartmouth All-City String Orchestra and
two years, helping to plan and organize several student- the Dartmouth High Senior Concert Band.
focussed events.
About the Bell Scholarships and Achievement
SUSAN ROGERS — Susan, a graduate of the Awards at Mount Allison University
American International School of Abu Dhabi,
is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program The Bell Scholarships and Bell Achievement Awards are awarded
at Mount Allison and plans to pursue a career annually to first-year students at Mount Allison University,
in medicine, working with Doctors Without celebrating students who have demonstrated strong academic
Borders. This year she created a campus ability, leadership potential, good citizenship, and who have
chapter of War Child Canada at Mount Allison. In high shown commitment to volunteer work, extracurricular activi-
school she was involved with Habitat for Humanity, travel- ties, and work experience. Both funded generously by the Bell
ling to Bangladesh to work on a project and with the Model family, the scholarships are valued at $12,000 annually while the
UN, with whom she participated in an international confer- achievement awards are $9,000 annually.
ence in Vienna. Susan also volunteers with the Argosy,
Leadership Mount Allison, the Terry Fox run, and Relay for The Bell Scholarships and Achievement Awards were estab-
Life. In addition to her humanitarian work, Susan is a life- lished in memory of the Bell Family and their significant con-
long figure skater. tributions to Mount Allison University. Dr. Ralph Pickard Bell,
named the first Chancellor of Mount Allison University in
AMELIA THORPE-GOSLEY — Amelia plans to 1960, graduated from the institution in 1907 with a Bachelor of
pursue a career focussed on addressing and Arts degree and received a Degree of Doctor of Civil Law
improving social justice and human rights (Honoris Causa) from Mount A in 1944. Marjorie Young Bell,
issues in Canada and around the world. She is wife of Dr. R. P. Bell, received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws
vice-president of Mount Allison’s Catalyst from Mount Allison in 1958 while Dr. Winthrop Bell, Ralph’s
group, a member of Mount Allison’s Rights brother, graduated in 1904 with a Bachelor of Arts degree
and Democracy chapter, WUSC (World University Service (Honours in Mathematics) before pursuing further study at
Canada), Oxfam, which recently established its first Maritime McGill, Cornell, Harvard, Cambridge, and Göttingen.
campus chapter at Mount Allison, and the Der Deutsche Klub.
About the Mary Emerancy Pickard
CAROLINE WHIDDEN — Caroline, a graduate of Halifax West Music Scholarships at Mount Allison University
High School, is studying science and plans to
become a doctor and ideally work with Doctors The Mary Emerancy Pickard Music Scholarships recognize
Without Borders. Before coming to Mount academic and performance excellence and are awarded annu-
Allison, she lived and volunteered in Tanzania, ally to students studying music. The scholarships were
Africa, teaching 75 Grade One students at a established in memory of Mary Emerancy Pickard, the
local primary school. At Mount A she is contin- University’s first piano teacher and mother of Dr. Ralph
uing to be involved in different organizations and societies such Pickard Bell, distinguished graduate and the first Chancellor
as Mount A Christian Fellowship, the Celtic Society, Habitat for of Mount Allison University. They are among the many
Humanity, the Dance Society, the Cumberland North Academy scholarships that recognize the Bell Family and their signifi-
Reading Program, and Leadership Mount Allison. cant contributions to Mount Allison University.

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Reunion 2009
ALL ALUMNI ARE NAMED IN FORMAL GROUPS, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT.

THE CLASS OF 1944 Jean (MacDonald) MacDonald, Jacqueline (Motyer) Blagrave

THE CLASS OF 1949 First row: Beth (Marsters) McDade, Charlotte (Ritley) Boates, Don MacLean, Ross
Barclay. Second row: Bill Tucker, Peggy (MacKay) Rogers, Pat (Saunders) McKinna, Norma (Kelly) Storey,
Mary (Douglas) McInnes, Tom Edgett

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THE CLASS OF 1954 First row: Bob Nelson, Alex Champoux, Tom Trafford, Ella (Brookins) Roberts, Keillor
Coleman, Bill Langstroth, Doug MacEachern. Second row: Ron Irving, Dorothy (Baxter) MacLeod, Doris
(Smith) Martin, Mary (MacLennan) Lawley, Barbara (Welton) Rowley, Phyllis (MacGowan) Currie,
Daphne (Butler) Irving, Mary (Gass) Shephard. Third row: Vance MacNichol, Mary (Holborow) Allen,
Blenis Nicholson, Lloyd Sutherland, Liz (Foster) Corkum, Alice (McFarlane) Adams, Marg (Fenwick)
Nelson, Claire (MacDonald) Nicholson, Mabel (Mundle) Bannerman

THE CLASS OF 1959 First row: Jan (Horne) MacBeath, Doris (Darrah) Feltham, Sandra (MacMillan)
Jordan, Allison Milk, Ian Thomson, John McCrea, Ann Millar, Ronald Dawson. Second row: Elizabeth
(Reeves) Freeborn, Ruth (Coates) Linden, Beverley (Lester) Johnston, Elizabeth (MacDougall) Pierce, Bev
(Smith) Ferguson, Joan (Swyers) Grandy, Walter Peters, Alan Seth Greenwald, Owen G. Wheelock. Third
row: Audrey (Veinotte) John, Donna (Gallant) Roos, Max Dingle, Bev (Whitehead) Williamson, Loretta
(Trevors) Cassidy, June (Marsters) Hart, Jean (Snow) Sheridan, Barb (Campbell) Roberts, Sandra
(MacMillan) Murray, Harold R. Moss, Pat (Barbour) Peer, Jean (Marshall) Probyn. Fourth row: Allan
Bruce, Carman Burns, Martha Killam MacDougall, Cairine (Fillmore) White, Judy (McColm) Boswell,
Nelson Weatherby, Bruce MacBeath, Paul Cumming, Reid Harrison, Jim Price, John Paterson. Fifth row:
Clark Bushell, Elsa (Beattie) Riley, Barb Hamilton-Pfeiffer, John Allan, Bob Stroud, Ken MacDermid, Betty
Gamble. Sixth row: Robert Holmes, Earle Wood, Fayne Bullen, Stuart Watson, Ted Margeson, Ed Jordan,
Len Fletcher, Ivan Freeborn, Ron Strange

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THE CLASS OF 1964 First row: Linda O’Neill, John Read, Elizabeth Cregan, Ivan
Carey, Sherrie Carey. Second row: Ralph Stopps, Aileen (Barker) Lewis, Frank Hazel,
Marian (Charleson) Robinson, Joanne (MacDonald) Venner, Betty (Dykes)
McCubbin, Rose MacDonald MacKenzie

THE CLASS OF 1969 First row: Cheryl (Croft) Wilson, Margaret (Machum) Fay, Jane
Kennedy, Martha Brown, Joan MacLeod. Second row: Emily (Vaughan) Erickson,
Sheila (MacLean) Clark, Lynn (Archibald) Knudsen, Sylvia (Lambert) Forshner,
Bonnie (Snow) Steeves. Third row: Doug Sobey, David Fulton, Carson Atkinson, Jim
Matheson, Brian Black, George Pugsley, Bryan Scully

THE CLASS OF 1974 First row: Marie (Hill) Braedley, Sandra Lowman, Sharon
Burke. Second row: Robert (Bob) Braedley, Jack Christie, Bert (Albert) Crossman,
Lewin Montgomery

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THE CLASS OF 1979 First row: Carla Wright, Dave McCain, Judy (Walker) Carroll,
Cheryl (Porter) Inman, Mona Estabrooks, Mike Palmer. Second row: Ian Hutchinson,
Elizabeth Costa, Jane (Walker) McQuaid, Dorothy (Young) Rice, Suzanne Crawford,
Julia Cornish, Doug Coleman, Fred Watkins. Third row: Steve Wilbur, Jerry Inman,
Alan Scott, Greg Fash, Brian Appleby, Rayne Swan, Byron Jagoe, Allan Carroll

THE CLASS OF 1984 First row: Debbie (Adamson) McCulloch, Ruth Gretsinger,
Wendy Brewer, Marianne Carlyle, Arthur Drysdale, Leslie Beaver, Debbie Ratchford.
Second row: Dave Wheaton, Judy Cairns, Connie Brown, Martha (Oland) Millard,
Darlene (Morice) O’Shea, Bonnie (Bethune) Coulter, Beth Johnston, Janet (Murdoch)
Soper, Carl (Chip) Ross. Third row: Michelle Burke, Dave Mahoney, Michael (Spike)
Riehl, Heather Scales, Jeff Paikin, David Booth, Len VanNieuwenhuizen, John Smith

THE CLASS OF 1989 Lisa Milton

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THE CLASS OF 1994 First row: Christa MacKinnon, Alison Rideout, Sebastien
Moreau, Sherri Meek, Brenda Johnson, Mario Robert, Mark Fraser, Alison
(Crossman) Davidson, Sarah Touchie,Tara (Logie) Wickwire, Kathryn Gates. Second
row: Karen Watkins, Ruth Thompson, Amy Fisher, Traci Price, Gillian Kerr, Jonathan
Allen, Janet (Watt) Goodall, Peter Fisher, Stewart MacDonald, Mark Baird. Missing
from photo: Fiona Valverde, Heather (Anderson) McDonough, Mary-Jo Dionne, Dale
(Hennigar) Noseworthy Class of ’94 Photo credit: Nathan Goldberg

THE CLASS OF 1999 First row: Vickie (Green) Nicholson, Catherine (McDonald)
Sterling. Second row: Michelle (Russell) Horrobin, Andrew Wilkes, Kristi Neilsen

THE CLASS OF 2004 First row: Eleanor Belshaw-Hauff, Anna Abbott, Jenna Cranmer,
Annette Hartt. Second row: Jason Bunbury, Erin Jamieson, Erin Lauriston, Alex Nixon

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The man behind MapQuest


By Tracy Bell

It’s 4 a.m. messaging and group chat technology, and was acquired by
CISCO in 2008.
His family won’t be up for another couple of hours, but
Perry Evans (’81) is wide awake — scanning the business His most recent brainchild is called Local Matters. As its
horizon online — looking for new ways to bring con- name suggests, Local Matters helps consumers search for
sumers and technology together. local content on the Internet and through voice-based
directory assistance. Its 175-person team powers over 40
He’s not a computer geek by nature. For this serial entre- online yellow pages sites and 411 services in 20 countries
preneur, it’s all about the marriage of new media with real (localmatters.com).
world value.
Perry was CEO of the Denver-based
“Those two uninterrupted hours are company for seven years before
key to maintaining context and a being elected Chairman of the
clear vision about trends. This disci- Board in early 2009. He’s also a
pline not only benefits what I’m sought after speaker in the high
working on at the moment, but also tech sector, and was named an
gives me the framework for contin- Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the
ually seeing new opportunities.” Year for 2006.

Thinking up a great idea — and So what’s next for this new media
turning it into a solid business plan maverick?
— is something Perry does exceed-
ingly well. He is, after all, the man Perry is vague with the specifics, but
who led the formation and creation ultimately says he’d like to spend
of MapQuest. more time back in Canada. “We’ve
lived in the US for 20 years now.
“I drove the business conceptual- The business climate here is much
ization, hired and managed the more nurturing for media and tech-
team, and launched the business nology, and for start-up capital. But
back in the 1995-1998 timeframe. It I’m starting to get active on the
was an amazing time. Creating a product that reinvented boards of a couple of technology businesses in Montreal and
an industry and has gone on to achieve a position in the Toronto, so perhaps there’s a repatriation in the works at
‘everyday life’ of tens of millions of consumers was a very some point.”
cool experience.”
For now, he’s busy watching the trends, expanding his
Not one to rest on his laurels, Perry left MapQuest to develop company’s offerings, and connecting the dots between
his next big idea — a company called netIgnite that pro- technology and everyday life in an effort to make all of our
vides online commerce solutions. Webb Interactive routines a little easier.
Services acquired the company in 1999, engaging Perry as
its President and CEO through 2001. During that same Check out Perry’s blog (evansink.com) for his musings on local
time he led the formation of Jabber, Inc. — another enter- media, or look him up on twitter (twitter.com/perryevans) for a
prise that has achieved immense success for its instant running commentary on all things high tech.

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Customizing success
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By Tracy Bell
Dr. Doug Milburn (’86) has created a big business out of little boxes Born in Cape Breton, Doug says the decision to set up shop back
— tailor-made electronic enclosures that house high-tech circuit home was an easy one. “We Maritimers have been going down the
boards. The business model was born out of Doug’s own frustra- road forever. The region used to be considered an isolated part of
tions at not being able to find enclosures to fit his various projects. Canada. But we’re in the geographical centre of the developed world,
with the northeastern United States and the UK on our doorstep.
“You’d have to buy an electronic enclosure The Internet means you don’t have to be in a
case off the shelf, take it back to the lab, cut it large city centre to do business anymore. And
to spec, and hack a bunch of holes in it. What I’ll take the quality of life that comes with liv-
our business does is to build custom boxes ing on the East Coast.”
with custom cutouts — exactly what our cus-
tomers need — and courier it to them at Protocase is the second successful company
unbeatable speed and a competitive price.” Doug has launched in Cape Breton. The
first, Advanced Glazings Ltd., manufactures
Based in Sydney, NS, Protocase Inc. was a line of energy-efficient glass, designed to
founded in 2001 by Doug and fellow engineer distribute sunlight entering windows better.
Steve Lilley. The company specializes in Doug created the concept and was President
serving the low-volume market, where clients of the company for a number of years. His
typically want no more than a handful of the wife Michelle (Campbell) (’87) is the general
customized steel enclosures. Business is manager of Advanced Glazings and Allan
generated on the web and through word- MacMillan (’99) is the company’s chief
of-mouth. scientist. Doug is collaborating with a couple of additional Mount
A alumni in his current role as Protocase’s vice-president of sales
And business is good. Protocase has 45 employees who serve more and marketing, including contract programmer Carl Shannon
than 1,700 clients throughout North America and overseas. (’87) and Tony Byrne (’83), who works for an Ontario firm that
Numbered among its customers are such big-name corporations as finances high tech manufacturing equipment.
Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, NASA, Apple
Computers, IBM, Microsoft, GM, and the US Army. “Mount Allison is phenomenal from both an academic point of view
and from a people point of view. It was at Mount A where the worlds
Says Doug, “What these companies all have in common is lots of of science and research really opened up for me. Conducting
engineers and designers working on important projects. These engi- research at the undergraduate level with physics professor Paul Cant
neers visualize new technologies and then work to make them hap- was a phenomenal opportunity — one that I never would have been
pen. What we do is take their visions of enclosures and turn them afforded at a larger university. It was a truly formative experience.”
into reality in a very short timeframe.”
To learn more about Doug’s company
It’s a niche market, and Doug’s company is quickly becoming an and its product line visit protocase.com
industry leader. Protocase expanded in 2007, celebrating the grand
opening of its 10,000 sq. foot manufacturing facility a year later.
And 2009 is shaping up to be a record sales year. Doug is project-
ing a 48 per cent growth over the 2007-08 fiscal year.

Support your Football Mounties by purchasing an authentic repro-


duction of the painting “MTA Football: Where Tradition Meets
Future.” The prints, painted by Susan Paterson (’80), are a 5th
Quarter Club fund raiser. They sell for $600 delivered, or $850
framed and delivered, tax included.

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IN MEMORIAM
The following list is compiled from information sent to University Advancement from December 16 ’08 to May ’09. Please feel
welcome to submit memories of departed Allisonians you have known and loved and we will be happy to print short versions in the
Record and longer versions online (http://alumni.mta.ca).
Grace I. (Maxwell) Johnston – 1933 Rachel P. (Wainwright) Morton – Friend studied education at MacDonald College, and
Jeanie (MacDougall) Holland – 1934 Gabriel T. Tsampalieros – Friend then taught at Sir Winston Churchill High from
Dorothy H. Allen – 1935 Arleigh Watson – Friend 1963-71. He worked as a teacher, vice-principal,
Gertrude (Hicks) Forest – 1935 Gordon D. Watson – Friend and mathematics and computer science con-
Doris (Lockhart) Morrison – 1935 Henry E. Duckworth – Honorary Degree Holder sultant with the P.S.B.G.M. for 33 years. He
Aubrey R. Trenholm – 1935
obtained his Master’s in the teaching of
Helen (Wentzell) Tomlin – 1938 DOROTHY ALLEN (’35)
John H. Bigelow – 1939 mathematics at Concordia University. Bill was a
Submitted by Rev. Dr. Doug MacEachern (’54)
R. Barton Carr – 1939 Cub leader in the Boy Scouts of Canada, a
Tapestry is the word that comes to mind
Edgar G. Cowan – 1939 member of the Dunany Country Club, and a
when one thinks of Dorothy Allen. Among
Marjorie E. (Farrell) Crockett – 1939 founding member of the Quebec Association of
the words making up the tapestry are “gra-
Christine (MacIntosh) Langille – 1939 Mathematics Teachers, who gave him a
cious,” “thoughtful,” “considerate,” “loving,”
Harry O. Cole – 1940 Lifetime Achievement Award. Bill will be
Margaret T. (Ross) MacClement – 1940 “classy lady,” “vivacious,” “stylish,” “no sense of
joyfully remembered by his loving family, to
Caroline E. (Carson) Parlee – 1940 time.” With those one could add “vibrancy,”
whom he was devoted, and by the many
Louise (Deforest) Wheelock – 1940 and “energy”! Dorothy was teacher of voice at
students, teachers, and fellow educators he
Evelyn Hope (Fillmore) Dunbar – 1942 Mount Allison from 1942–1964. Her post-grad-
enjoyed so much. He will be remembered for
Helen D. (Avison) Crawford – 1943 uate studies found her in France and England.
Ruth A. (Spaulding) Coop – 1944 his warm sense of humour and fair play, his
In London she had the memorable experience
Dorothy G. (Shatford) Fraser – 1944 expertise in deck-building, his love of his huge
of being part of the choir that performed for the
Ruby A. Oxner – 1944 garden, his enthusiasm on the golf course, his
Queen on the occasion of her Coronation in
Frances C. (Cameron) Crowell – 1945 loyalty to the Toronto Maple Leafs and
1953. She was reintroduced to her Majesty on
Douglas W. Keating – 1945 Montreal Expos, and his great understanding of
the occasion of a royal visit to Moncton in 2002.
Fred R. Dearborn – 1946 his students.
Edward Kimball Hollis – 1946 Despite deteriorating health in her advancing
Grace (Brecken) MacNairn – 1946 years, Dorothy’s upbeat and positive attitude
RAYMOND BOYD CATER (’53)
Stanley Matheson – 1948, 1949 enabled her to see life not as a goblet half empty
Submitted by his niece, Lynn (Cater) Loewen (’82)
Margaret (McLean) Turnbull – 1949 but rather as a cup filled to overflowing.
Ray passed away on April 18, 2009 at the
Ann (Ramey) Wilson – 1949
William Welch – 1949 MICHAEL WILLIAM BLENKHORN (’61) Mississauga Trillium Health Centre. Ray was
John A. Stewart – 1950 Submitted by his daughter, Deborah S. Blenkhorn born in Grand Falls, NL, and at the age of 17
Franklin R. MacKenzie – 1951 Michael William Blenkhorn (BSc 1961) died was the first member of his family of 11 sib-
Laurie (Foster) MacTaggart – 1951 suddenly but peacefully at home in lings to attend university, choosing to go to
Kathleen (Bragg) Sherman – 1952 Vancouver, BC. A brother of David Mount Allison. It was there he met Barbara
Raymond B. Cater – 1953 Jones (’54). Ray and Barbara were married in
Blenkhorn (BComm 1964), and Mary Jane
Donald H. Hatherly – 1953 Montreal and later moved to Etobicoke,
Farquhar “Fred” MacKinnon – 1954 Decarie (d. 1998) and a tireless volunteer
worker since the early 1990s with the hungry where they raised their three sons: Doug,
Joan (Short) Bardon-Downie – 1955 David, and Bruce. Ray was a Human
Arthur John Lindsay – 1955 and homeless in Vancouver’s “Downtown
Eastside,” Mike was a true philanthropist. Resources professional who enjoyed a very
Gordon E. MacDermid – 1959
Elizabeth ‘Bet’ (Whalen) Venart – 1959 He earned the affection and respect of all successful career with Canada Post. Always
Gordon Bruce Turner – 1960 whose lives he touched, while retaining a giving to his community, Ray was an active
Dr. Wilfred M. Carter ’63; LLD ’93 profound sense of humility and quiet grace. member of the Bloordale United Church,
Robert A. Syme – 1964 Dear father of Deborah Blenkhorn, proud Past President of the Maple Leaf Lodge and
Elizabeth (MacDonald) Armstrong – 1970 uncle of Catherine Decarie (BA 1990) and the Ramenses Shriners, and a member of the
Mary J. (MacGlashen) Rice – 1973 Royal Order of Jesters CRT 83. Ray loved life
Christina Decarie, and beloved grandfather
Robert H. Lawrence – 1976 and always lived it to the fullest. He and
Christopher F. Boothroyd – 1977 of Miranda Louise Forster, he served as an
inspiration and mentor to countless friends Barbara received family and friends at their
John W. Maxwell – 1981 home in Etobicoke as well as at the cottage in
Gayle Stothart – 1981 in all walks of life.
Muskoka. Always mindful of his Mount A
Jason A. Porter – 2000
Jesse B. J. Payne – 2004 BILL MACDOUGALL (’57) connections and his Newfoundland roots,
Betsy L. Goodale – Student 2009 Submitted by Martha Macdougall (’59) Ray and Barbara made many trips to Sackville
Wade E. Desroches – Parent Born September 2, 1936, Bill Macdougall for alumni events and to Newfoundland for
Bernard G. Spear – Parent attended Moncton High School and Mount family celebrations. Ray was a solid, caring,
Frederic R. Boardman – Friend Allison University, earning his BSc (and and genuine husband, father, and grand-
John D. Forbes – Friend Martha, whom he met at Mount A!) They were father. He will be dearly missed.
Warren Goldring – Friend married in 1960, and settled in Montreal. Bill
Erna Jost – Friend

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Bleacher feature
IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR
By Sue Seaborn
Mount Allison hosted nine conference In March Mount Allison held its annual To honour Jack and his 35 years of ded-
championships this past season, winning Night of the Mounties to honour its icated service, Anna Zappia Mann, on
six of them, and making post-season play athletes and their special “Mountie behalf of Joey’s Pizza and Pasta, donated
in 11 different sports. The Mounties Moments” over the past season. a $35,000 athletic leadership award to
hosted the men’s and women’s champi- University Athlete of the Year honours Mount Allison. In commemoration of
onships in cross-country, rugby, basket- were presented to football quarterback Jack’s 35 years of service, a $1000 leader-
ball, and badminton, and as well battled Kelly Hughes, badminton captain Brent ship award will be given out to one
with five other teams while hosting the Barkhouse, and basketball standout deserving Mount Allison athlete each
Atlantic University Sport (AUS) men’s Shannon Parlee. year for the next 35 years.
soccer playoffs. Winning the ACAA
championship titles were the cross- A Brampton, ON resident, Kelly led his
country teams, both rugby teams, the team to the AUS playoffs, breaking sev-
two badminton teams, and the Volleyball eral school and conference passing
Mounties, who also won the Fair Play records. The league’s leading passer,
Award at the nationals. Kelly was selected as the AUS confer-
ence’s MVP and was a strong nominee
Our coaches and players were the recipi- for the nation’s most outstanding player
ents of numerous awards as well. Mount award — the Hec Crighton Trophy.
Allison athletes won four conference
Rookie of the Year honours and five From Hantsport, NS, Brent competed at
league MVP titles. Our rookie awards the nationals, was the conference’s
came in badminton (Justin Barkhouse, Player of the Year, the Canadian
Heather Murray), volleyball (Caila Colleges Athletic Association’s ACAA
Henderson), and basketball (Marlon Badminton Player of the Month for
Smith), while the MVP achievements January, and Mount Allison’s Athlete of
were won in football (Kelly Hughes), the Month for January.
badminton (Brent Barkhouse), rugby
(Josh Davies, Jessica Frenette), and cross- Shannon from Riverview, NB is the epit-
country (Parker Vaughan). Coach of the ome of a great university athlete. A for-
Year honours were also awarded to John mer conference and University Rookie of
Peters and Steve Scott for cross-country, the Year, Shannon has been a league all-
and Andrew MacDonald, Mary Beth star every season, a three-time Academic
Bissell, and Yves Pellerin of the Rugby All-Canadian, and Dean’s List student. Winning the Senior Scholar Athlete
Mounties. Award was Volleyball Mountie and
Winning the Bubsy Grant Award was Ottawa resident Laurel Carlton.
In addition to the above winners, the long-serving coach and Athletics Boasting a 4+ GPA last season, Laurel
following Mounties were selected to Director Jack Drover. Jack, who retired was also selected to the first-team all-
their respective all-conference teams: in June, has gone beyond the call of duty conference squad and led her Mounties
Heather Murray, Carrie Murray, Brent for the past 35 years. Hired by the to the national championships again.
Barkhouse, Justin Barkhouse, Janet University in 1974, his coaching career
Robinson (badminton); Laurel Carlton at Mount Allison includes 15 years as Selected as the Outstanding Senior
(1st-team volleyball), Lori Joyce, Laurie coach of the men’s Soccer Mounties, 25 Athletes were Volleyball Mountie Lori
Marchbank, Caila Henderson (2nd- years with the men’s hockey team, and Joyce and basketball forward Kent
team volleyball); and Kent Matheson, seven years as coach of the women’s Matheson. A Dartmouth, NS resident,
Josh Graham, and Shannon Parlee (2nd- Hockey Mounties. He has also served as Lori was the 2008 University Athlete of
team basketball). Director of Athletics since 1991. the Year, a second-team all-conference

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Parlee Peters Henderson Barkhouse Joyce Matheson Hughes Carlton

player this year, and is a four-time con- Canada Games qualifying time and is Most Valuable team members were:
ference all-star. Last year Lori was the also a member of the championship Kelly Hughes (football Overall
ACAA Conference MVP, and was also ACAA cross-country team. MVP, football MVP offence); Callan
recognized as a CCAA All-Canadian. In Exeter (football MVP defence); Ian
2005-06 she was Rookie of the Year for The prestigious sportsmanship trophies Kelly, Lauren Ledwell (soccer); Parker
Mount Allison and the conference. were presented to three outstanding Vaughan, Tara Stokes (swimming);
individuals: Rebecca Sutherland (soc- Kent Matheson, Jenna Tracey (basket-
The team’s MVP, Kent had a stellar cer); Heather Morgan (hockey); and ball); Brent Barkhouse, Carrie Murray
career thrilling the fans with his tena- Curtis Michaelis (soccer). (badminton); Lori Joyce (volleyball);
cious defence and shooting skills. and Laura Lighthall (hockey).
Leading the Mounties to the playoffs in Managers of the Year this season were
each of his four years, Kent is a past two- Kelsey Ryan, Wray Perkin, and Simon THANK YOU BERMUDA
time second-team ACAA all-star from Leblanc. Four others were recognized A big thank you goes out to our Mount
Tatamagouche, NS. with Billy Johnstone Merit Awards and Allison alumni from Bermuda who hosted
included student assistants Jacklyn 30 Soccer Mounties this past February.
Overall University Rookie of the Year Bolivar and Claire Peace; women’s assis- A terrific trip and wonderful learning
honours went to standout volleyball tant basketball coach Doug Hart; and experiences were enjoyed by all!
power hitter, Caila Henderson of assistant hockey coach Zach Ball. The
Brookfield, NS, and Mitchell Peters, a Trainer with Distinction plaque was (For complete details, see: http://athlet-
speedy swimmer from Sackville, NB. In given to Amherst, NS resident, Hilary ics.mta.ca)
addition, Caila was recognized as the Nichols, who worked countless hours
conference’s Rookie of the Year, a sec- with the Hockey Mounties.
ond-team all-star, and was also a mem-
ber of this year’s ACAA championship Team Rookies of the Year were:
cross-country team. Justin Barkhouse, Heather Murray
(badminton); Andrew MacLean,
Mitchell had a tremendous start to his Marlon Smith (basketball); Elliott Hicks
university career, making finals in three (football); Mitchell Peters, Marisa
AUS events and swimming four personal Smith (swimming); Alex Zscheile,
best times. He took a bronze in the 200 Alison Sutherland (soccer); Caila
Free, and broke two MTA records. Henderson (volleyball); and Meghan Shown in the photo are the “Mounted
Mitchell has already turned in a 2009 Corley-Byrne (hockey). Mounties” on their Bermuda scooters.

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Berry big business


By Nick Grant (Grade 12 communications intern)

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The U-pick at the Terra Beata cranberry clearing trees, levelling ground, and thankful that Mount Allison allowed
farm in Lunenburg County, NS offers creating irrigation ditches. It also takes them to do so. As far as plans for the
a fine afternoon in the great outdoors three years from the time cranberry future go, there seems to be no end in
for a young family and their children, bushes are first planted, to when they sight for Terra Beata, as cranberry
as well as a chance for seniors to bask can be picked and processed. Once farmers all across Nova Scotia “oper-
in the nostalgia of remembering a this three-year period of time was up ate as a sort of community that always
favourite spot that is now long gone. for the Ernsts, and David had com- lends the tricks of the trade to one
But that is simply what it offers, not pleted the government-offered course, another.” Terra Beata also does the
what it represents. The U-pick is a the price of cranberries had dropped. processing for a number of nearby
testament to all of the hard work and This forced Terra Beata to seek a new cranberry farms. The relationships
success of the strong business behind direction to add value to their product that the U-pick has allowed the Ernsts
it, run by Mount Allison alumni David by processing the berries into items to have with members of the public
(’90) and Evelyn (’90) Ernst. such as 100 per cent fruit juice and are invaluable, and show the openness
preserves. Fortunately, David had with which they have conducted this
Evelyn and David both grew up in expertise in food engineering and the family venture.
Lunenburg County and went to the company was able to obtain the equip-
same high school. However, it was not ment used to add value to their products
until they both began their studies at in times when prices were low.
Mount Allison that they were able to
get to know each other during rides to The business has grown a lot since
Aramark
HIGHER EDUCATION
and from the University on holidays. 1998. The farm now takes up 11 acres PROUDLY SERVING THE
After leaving Mount A, the Ernsts — one additional acre for each year of MOUNT ALLISON COMMUNITY.
spent a few years travelling, passing a operation. Cranberries are once again
year in Australia and New Zealand, at a high point in the price cycle, so the VISIT ARAMARK AT THE
and three in Kingston, ON, where Ernsts currently do a lot of business FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
David finished another degree in engi- exporting frozen berries overseas
neering at Queen’s. After all that time to countries such as France, Holland,
being away from rural Nova Scotia, England, Denmark, and even Singa-
the young couple decided to move pore. Terra Beata has six products on
back to the place where they grew up. shelves at Sobeys, one at Loblaws,
IN JENNINGS HALL
When a tract of land came up for sale and is currently in negotiations with
THE LIBRARY’S FLYING BEAN CAFÉ
across the road from their new home Co-op. Their products are geared
GRACIE’S CAFÉ
in the late ’90s, they recognized a per- towards the health-conscious con-
(Monday-Thursday 8:30 am- 8:30 pm)
fect opportunity. sumer, as they take pride in having no (Friday 8:30 am- 3:30 pm)
sugar or water added to their juice, (Saturday 4:30 pm- 8:30 pm)
At the time that they purchased their and producing a dried cranberry with
land, the price of cranberries was very less sugar and more vitamins than
high on the international market, and other commercial brands.
the government was encouraging
independent farmers to grow cranber- As Evelyn, who received an education
ries by offering courses on how to do degree from Mount A, says, “Having a
it. Admittedly, it was tough getting the liberal arts degree is important for
business off the ground, because of the running a business, because you have
fact that cranberry farming requires to be capable on so many fronts.”
large initial investments. Cranberries Evelyn and David both studied a wide
take a lot of land development, like variety of fields, and are extremely

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A Mountie first, businessman extraordinaire second


By Zoe Williams (’09)

When William (Bill) Sanford (’75)


was growing up, the Saint John, NB
native says he wanted to be a Mountie.
Luckily, this CEO and President of
Bluewave Energy attended Mount A,
so he can say he’s fulfilled this child-
hood dream.

Of course, Bill has a lot more to be


proud of now, as he sits at the helm of
a very successful Canadian corpora-
tion, Bluewave Energy. The company
has its head office in Dartmouth, NS,
with storage facilities and offices across
Canada — as Bill describes it “from
coast to coast to coast.” The scope of
Bluewave’s services is reflected in the
diversity of its customers — “from
home-heat accounts to the largest oil
drilling companies in Alberta. We also
supply oil products to every major
industry in the country,” explains Bill.

After graduating with a Bachelor of


By Tracy Bell
Commerce degree and a major in eco-
nomics, Bill did not immediately enter
the business world, but spent one year
in the military. His first job in the oil in the oil industry because it “looked aptitude for the business is reflected in
industry was as an assistant manager at like the best big company option when the success of his projects.
a distribution terminal for Imperial I was looking for a job.” Clearly, his
Oil. However, he quickly moved up the instincts were correct. Bill attributes Beyond finding the industry exciting
ranks in the industry. He was the gen- Bluewave’s success to “a solid business Bill also finds it extremely satisfying.
eral manager for Emera Fuels, a com- plan and corporate culture — fantas- “It is great to be selling something that
pany that, Bill says, he “started from tic human resources, ensuring that the Canadians need,” he explains.
scratch” in 2001. He then led a man- people with the right skills are
agement buyout of the company in matched up to the appropriate roles, At 55, Bill is an avid hockey player,
2005 and founded Bluewave Energy. especially when it comes to leadership and he draws a connection between
and customer interface.” this, his early dream of being a
The company has only grown since Mountie, his time in the military, and
then, becoming Canada’s largest inde- The oil industry is an exciting one, says his experience in business. According
pendent petroleum distribution com- Bill, because “it affects so many things to Bill, all four are “absolutely similar
pany since taking over Shell Canada’s in each of our lives.” But he is also in that they are all team sports.”
delivery business in Western Canada quick to point out that it is “extremely Clearly, his understanding of the
and Northern Ontario. volatile, which also makes it hazardous importance of being part of something
for those not closely attuned to the greater than himself has contributed
Bill admits that initially he was interested changes.” However, Bill’s obvious to his professional success.

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By Alison Smith (’08)


Dynamic duo
Claudia Radford (’65) always knew her daughter Karen (’89) would a source of inspiration in her work and in her community.
do big things with her life. Even though I can’t see their faces — I con-
ducted the interview by conference call — I can almost hear Claudia Karen’s job keeps her in Montreal, but she says family is paramount
beaming as she speaks of Karen’s first great position of influence, in the Radford household, so she makes it a point to return to the
leader of the Pixies in her Brownies group at the age of five. Maritimes often with her husband and two young children. In our
conversation, she refers a number of times to “Atlantic Canadian val-
Another impressive role Karen has held — one that may not top ues,” emphasizing that she wants her children to experience the part
her impressive resumé but one that will earn her respect from the of the country that remains so close to her heart.
Mount A community — was the presidency of Windsor Hall for
two years straight. When I ask Karen what makes her mother so special, she responds
without hesitation. “My mom has a huge heart and a caring soul.
Both mother and daughter lived in Windsor Hall during their time at Everyone she interacts with, including the hundreds of students that
Mount A. Claudia remembers the first year that boys were allowed in she taught over the years as a home economics teacher, will tell you
the all-girls residence. Suffice to say by the time Karen was President, she’s got the kindest heart and the gentlest nature.”
residence life had changed somewhat.
For this mother-daughter duo, family comes first. Education is also
But quite beyond the stories about “life on the fourth floor” and a paramount, and a career can do more than just pay the bills. It can
solid education, Karen and Claudia say while at Mount A they change lives. Both women have accomplished much, and they still
learned about the importance of living a balanced life and giving back have a lot more to give — to their communities and to their chil-
to the community. dren. Karen has made her mark in the Canadian business economy
and Claudia has done the same in the classroom. Both have become
And these are lessons that both women continue to put into practice what they are through the support of their family. The other
in their daily lives. A retired teacher, Claudia was very involved in Radfords — Claudia’s husband Robert and their children Heidi
New Brunswick Literacy while President of the Home and School. (Radford) Legg, Cindy (Radford) Ross, and David — might not
She chaired several annual campaigns while she was a director of the have gone to Mount Allison but it is clear that they, too, have
Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation. She rarely missed one helped support this dynamic duo.
of her four children’s sporting events.

And she was a fantastic teacher according to many credible sources.


Sheila (Berridge) Blagrave (’75), editor of this publication says, “She
was quite simply the best teacher and role model I ever had. She cared
about her students and she was passionate about her subject matter.
Add to this a sense of humour, style and grace, and you have the mak-
ings of a superb teacher.”

Since graduating from Mount Allison and completing her Master’s in


business administration (MBA), Karen is now Executive Vice-
President and President of TELUS Quebec and Partner Solutions. It’s
a demanding job, but even so, Karen finds the time to volunteer with
the Children’s Hospital Foundation, as well as several other not-for-
profit organizations. She has been named a Woman of Distinction
for Business and Professions by the Montreal YWCA, and was
awarded the Top 40 Under 40 distinction. She was chosen as one of
Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, and earned an American
Stevie Award for Women in Business — Best Canadian Executive.
She’s also the co-founder of the Women’s Leadership Foundation
association that has successfully raised more than $1,000,000 to
develop female leaders.

A source of inspiration for many, Karen is quick to point out that


with success comes responsibility. She says every woman can become

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Strengthening business at Mount A


culminated with each group preparing a case analysis with marketing
recommendations and an implementation strategy report for attract-
ing additional customers. Ever generous with his time, Craig then
came back to the class and listened to each group give a 20-minute
presentation. A similar report came from Judith’s student, only its
focus was on Craig and Christa’s second store located in Dieppe.

Craig decided to take the project a step further and collaborate


with the University on a research grant. Funded in part by NSERC,
and supervised by professor Peter Sianchuk, the grant enabled
fourth-year student Mary James Fisher to spend the summer con-
ducting an in-depth research study on how to make Bulk Barn
more appealing.

“It was awesome. This whole experience was so different from any-
thing I’ve ever done. It was the first time I’ve been able to actually
take the information we learn in class and apply it to the real
world,” says Mary James.

Those real world experiences will be one of the defining character-


istics of Mount Allison’s new Ron Joyce Centre for Business
Studies. The establishment of the Centre is leading to increased
collaborations between the business community and the class-
room — valuable experiential learning opportunities such as
internships, exchange programs, class trips, student conferences
and competitions, and visiting scholars and speakers.

Peter Sianchuk has been bringing Craig O’Neill to campus as a guest


By Tracy Bell lecturer for years, and says, “I’ve had him speak on the topics of retail-
ing, franchising, marketing channels, and channel relationships.
Craig O’Neill (’92) recognizes a good deal when he sees one. The Craig brings practical, successful business perspectives to the class-
owner of more than 40 successful enterprises — including 30 Tim room, helping to bring the textbooks to life. He engages the students
Hortons, four Wendy’s restaurants, two Shell Gas and Convenience with his great sense of humour, and usually hands out candy and
stations, a Holiday Inn Express hotel, and two Bulk Barn franchises coupons for coffee and burgers as an added incentive for students
run by his wife Christa — he is one of New Brunswick’s most who ask questions.”
respected entrepreneurs.
Craig says he’s glad to be able to give back to the University that
In a conversation with Commerce professor Peter Sianchuk, Craig gave him a foundation for business. And adds that he’s benefitting
mentioned wanting to do some market research for the Bulk Barn from the partnership as well. “We’re in the process of implement-
stores. Peter proposed a collaboration — one that would see con- ing some of the recommendations made by Mary James in her
siderable benefit for both the O’Neills and the University. report. All of these projects have been extremely successful. And I
really enjoy going to speak to the students and hearing their ideas.
Says Craig, “Business was good at Bulk Barn, but I knew that I’ll definitely do business with Mount Allison again.”
something was missing from our marketing strategy. The stores
were capable of so much more. I was looking for some fresh per- When he’s not bringing business back to his alma mater, Craig is
spective and wanted to give Mount Allison’s Commerce students busy playing hockey with his kids, instructing karate (he’s a fourth-
the chance to tackle a real-world business challenge.” degree black belt), and entertaining audiences as a guitar player in
two bands — “Loaded Dice” and “oldSchool.” The latter just
The partnership was two-fold: a class project with Dr. Gina Grandy, released its debut CD, entitled The Detention Years.
and an individual study for a student in Dr. Judith Holton’s research
methods class. Craig welcomed groups of students to his Moncton It’s a busy lifestyle, but this business and community leader says he
store, where they asked questions of customers. The project wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Mount Allison meets Queen’s


By Tracy Bell, with files from Dave Byrne

With Mount Allison’s close-knit, community atmosphere, it’s uate school game is played. They know exactly what it takes to
not surprising that our graduates develop friendships that last succeed in higher education, and in the business. They treat their
long after they leave Sackville. So when Dave Byrne (’04) and honours students like we treat our Master’s students at Queen’s.
Chester Weatherby (’04) were both accepted to Queen’s I had opportunities to teach and do research as early as my sec-
University after completing their degrees at Mount A, it made ond year. Couple that with the interdisciplinary focus of the
perfect sense for the pair to get an apart- institution, and little Mount Allison
ment together. gave me a big advantage heading into
grad school.”
They found a great place, at a good
price, located centrally in Kingston and It’s an advantage that has translated into
close to the University. There was just a number of very promising careers for
one small problem — they needed a Dave and his former classmates.
third roommate. As it turns out, the
solution has proven to be quite simple Chester (the original roommate) has
— poach an Allisonian. Chester Weatherby Lauren Scott just completed his PhD in math, and
will begin his post-doctoral studies in
It began in 2005 with Mark Lyons (’04), the fall. Pat Blagrave is an interna-
who Dave knew from his fourth year in tional economist with the Bank of
Sackville. After Mark finished his MA in Canada. Mark is a policy advisor for
political science, they tracked down, via the Ontario Provincial Government.
Pat Blagrave (’05), their second room- Nelson is an economist with the
mate, Nelson Patterson (’06). Pat had Ian Kelly Dave Byrne Department of Finance. Matt is an
just finished an MA in economics; economist with the Competition
Nelson was about to start one. Their next Bureau. Lauren is finishing her
target, Matt Chiasson (’07), was a math- Master’s in chemistry and will be
ematician by trade, who also pursued an working toward completing a BEd in
MA in economics at Queen’s. A year the fall, with aspirations of teaching
later Matt finished but they managed to at the high school level. And Dave is
land Lauren Scott (’07), whom Dave just slated to achieve his PhD in 2010 and
happened to sit beside on a train from hopes to land a job as an assistant
Toronto to Kingston. She noticed his professor.
Mount A ring; the rest is history. Mark Lyons Matt Chiasson
In April Dave returned to his alma
But Dave credits Mount Allison with mater to present part of his disserta-
supplying him and Chester with more tion research, which looks at mergers
than just a steady stream of solid room- and acquisitions in cable television
mates. He says Mount A’s commitment to the faculty and students in eco-
to providing one-on-one attention and nomics. But he wasn’t shy to admit
ample experiential learning opportuni- an ulterior motive for his return to
ties made the transition to graduate Mount Allison — there’s a room that
school very natural for himself and his Nelson Patterson Pat Blagrave opened up in his apartment, and he
roommates. was looking to fill it with one of the
two economics honours students set to attend Queen’s in the fall.
“The professors from my days at Mount A — Frank Strain, Niels
Anthonisen, Stephen Law, Canada Research Chair Craig Brett — Mission accomplished — Ian Kelly (’09) will move in at the start
have year in and year out produced some of the top economists of September.
in the Queen’s MA program. They’re in touch with how the grad-

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Dancing under water


my lung capacity at a young age through vocal training.” Her back-
ground also helps Judith set the tone for the performances, since all
of the routines are accompanied by music. Her repertoire spans the
spectrum, and includes everything from “Amazing Grace” to the
Looney Tunes theme song. “I’m crazy. I like to have fun. But I have
a reflective side too. And I want all of those sides of my personality to
resonate in the music I choose.”

There’s little this vibrant woman would change in her life. She would
like to have really committed to synchronized swimming earlier on.
But Judith is evidence that you can start a new activity at any age and
still have great success. And success, for her, means more than just
Judith, far right, with her teammates (l-r) Doris, Ona, and Lynne winning a medal. It encompasses a healthy way of living, an oppor-
winning the gold at the 2008 Fina World Masters in Perth, Australia tunity to see the world and experience music in a new way, and a net-
work of really great friends.
By Leah Brown (’09)
Judith (McColm) Boswell (’59) first dipped her toe into the waters of
synchronized swimming at the tender age of 10. It was a fleeting
interest, and became an exercise of the past after just one year of
instruction. Judith preferred to train her vocal chords, and studied
music at Mount Allison as a young adult.

But nearly half a century later, in 1997, Judith rediscovered the activ-
ity of her youth at a pool in Calgary. Fast-forward a dozen years to the
present and this active senior citizen is a world champion in the sport.
The most powerful man in the western world
“It’s water ballet; you stick your leg up in the air. There’s nothing to and he’s never been to sweet little Sackville.
it,” jokes Judith. In reality, the pastime is definitely not for those
who enjoy the lazy river. Judith spends hours at the pool each week. Or had an extra thick milkshake at Mel’s. Or the roast onion soup
Performing strenuous movements upside down and underwater at the Bridge Street Café. Or heard a Virginia Rail singing at dawn
while holding your breath also demands a serious amount of core in the Waterfowl Park. He’s never tried on an Arc’teryx jacket
strength, endurance, and flexibility. That means training on dry
at Wanderlust. Or bought his daughters a Schuco toy at The Crofter.
land as well. “Every time I think I might quit, I tell myself, ‘No, it
keeps you fit!’” Or run the Main Street Mile. He’s never heard Shakespeare near
the Swan Pond or fiddle music from the bandstand. Never had a
That level of dedication, coupled with her contagious charm and car slow down and its driver smile at him, wanting him to cross
decidedly good nature, quickly made Judith a natural fit for the the street safely. Never seen a bronze statue to a guy who
women’s competitive team — despite her relative inexperience. After loved the town so much he used to sweep the street every day.
just two years back in the water, she joined the group “Aqua Moms” Never seen and heard SappyFest music or got lost in the corn
and dove head first into the world of competitive swimming.
maze or heard an Acadienne speaking in a wonderful lilting
Judith now travels all over the world with her teammates, almost all French that took 300 years to perfect. Or had a salad made
of whom are over the age of 60. She has competed in synchronized with Samphire greens. He’s the most powerful man in the
swimming tournaments in Munich, New Zealand, and Canada. Last western world and he’s never done what we’ve all done, just
year she flew to Perth, Australia for an international championship. living in this sweet little town of Sackville. What a pity. Such
Her team of charismatic ladies won gold in their division for their a nice person and a little Sackville time would do him a world
performance. of good. And after reading this, shouldn’t you come back as well?
These days Judith is hesitant to call herself an active musician, but she
says her music training has certainly come in handy with her swim-
ming. “Having your head underwater and holding your breath for www.sackville.com
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CLASS NOTES
1928 Robert MacDonald writes, “I recently made a
CD of the kind of music that has been part of my
1959
On March 6 Mrs. Pearl (Weeks) Brooks cele- Don Skeffington, in conjunction with the
life since before my Mount A days. This is a little
brated her 100th birthday. Congratulations Moncton Museum, has spent several years
gift for my children, brothers, and others. It was
from your alma mater! working on a display for his great grandfather
a pleasure to record it and it has been well
George Skeffington, who was a police inspector
received.”
for the Intercolonial Railway in the latter half of
the 19th century. In addition to his railway
Pictured here at an impromptu reunion at
responsibilities, he was assigned at times by Sir
Peggy Smith’s home in February are, from
John A. MacDonald to conduct security and
left to right, Barbara Tracey-Larocque (’83),
undercover work for the Federal Government.
Peggy, Michela Comparez (’11), Jessica
Family records and correspondence, together
Bernard (’12), and Peter Larocque (’83).
with ongoing research, reveal an interesting
Peggy was billeting the youngest two
and historically significant career. The display,
Allisonians, who are members of the New
including artifacts, can be seen at the museum.
Brunswick Youth Orchestra when Barbara and
Peter stopped in for their “regular fix of count-
down crazy eights.”
1960
Ann (Ferguson) Howe has been nominated
as one of the Vancouver YWCA 2009 nominees
for the Women of Distinction Awards in the
Community Affairs category.

1962
John Bragg was appointed to Maple Leaf
Foods Board of Directors in Dec. ’08. And this
spring Mount Allison’s Chancellor was awarded
an honorary degree from St.FX.
1954
From left to right, Bill Langstroth and artists Mariam (Hyde) Lank has retired from her
Molly (Lamb) Bobak (LLD ’84) and Bruno 1958 position as nutrition services manager in
Bobak, pose with Mount Allison President Dr. Dr. Thomas Forrestall recently had an exhibit Continuing Care with the Government of PEI.
Robert Campbell at the opening of the fine arts covering 50 years of painting at the Art
portion of the Festival by the Marsh on July 9 ’08. Gallery of NS and Beaverbrook Art Gallery in 1963
Fredericton. The National Art Gallery has pur- Artist Roger Savage, right, and printer Craig
chased one of his paintings, and he is planning York pose with a proof of the painting “Jobson’s
a painting trip to Malta. Cove, Bermuda.” The print from Roger’s
Bermuda Watercolours exhibition is displayed in
Robert E. “Dutch” Van Tassell has been the Bermuda wing of the new student centre.
appointed to the board of Constitution Mining
Corp. He also sits on the board of six junior min-
ing companies. Dutch worked in Canada’s min-
ing industry for more than 40 years, and played
1955 a leadership role in a number of exciting discov-
The Class of 1955 Reunion will be held during eries, before retiring in 1998. He and his wife
Mount A’s Spring Convocation weekend in May will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary
2010. Please mark your calendars accordingly. in September.

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1964 1977
Leslie Duguid recently wrote a book published Susan (Hall) Braedley recently earned her PhD
in 2008 by Lulu. No Where to Go is an historical (sociology) from York University. Sue and her
fiction that depicts a world in peril and on the husband Ron (’78) live outside of Orillia, ON.
brink of extinction. It is full of drama and shock,
but with a certain morality. Barry Kyle has been appointed to the Beldune
Port Authority’s board of directors for a three-year
1967 1972 term. Federal Minister of Transport John Baird
Bob Stallworthy’s fourth book of poetry,
Neall Stevens and his wife Marilyn (Wright) made the announcement at the end of March.
Things that Matter Now (Frontenac House), was
(’65) spent the month of March ’08 in South
launched in Calgary, Edmonton, and Toronto in
Africa, where Neall volunteered with an agency
April ’09.
1978
that provides services to those affected by For weeks Rosalee Peppard wowed listeners
HIV/AIDS. Neall writes, “I learned that South of CBC Radio One’s Mainstreet with her on-air
Africa has the highest incidence of HIV/AIDS in
1973 auditions for the role of Ms. Darbus in Neptune
Dr. Tom Whidden has been appointed direc-
the world and that, while many organizations Theatre’s production of Disney’s High School
tor of research for Atlantic Hydrogen Inc., a
report to provide funding to aid agencies in this Musical. Rosalee, left, is seen here with the four
Fredericton company focussed on the produc-
area, 150 applications for assistance resulted in other contest finalists. When she’s not perform-
tion of low carbon fuels.
nothing. I came home determined to raise funds ing for the masses, Rosalee is entertaining
and set up a means for individuals to obtain a guests in her home, which becomes a musical
A provincial court judge in Miramichi since
tax receipt. For information on the project visit B&B during the summer months.
2003, Fred Ferguson was named to the Court
givemeaning.com/project/dibanani.” (prospectvillagebb.ca)
of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick and sworn
1969 in at a ceremony on Jan. 16 ’09.
On Aug. 9 ’08 Mike Krichew married Charlotte
Pike.
1975
Kevin Adams writes, “After 32 years in educa-
tion, and 22 of those in administration, I retired
Kathy (Maroosis) Green writes, “I would love
on Jan. 31 ’08. After four months of retirement
to reconnect with classmates. For the last four
I accepted the position of executive director
years my husband Norm and I have been living
of Family Supports Institute Ontario
in Courtice, ON. After teaching high school for 34
(www.fsio.ca), providing professional develop-
years, I retired and now work with Norm, train- Katherine Tapley-Milton writes, “My new
ment to Ontario’s practitioners in the field of
ing teachers in a variety of instructional strate- book, Daily Meditations With Your Cat is avail-
family-centred care.”
gies. Our work takes us to Germany for 10 days able at www.lulu.com. You can get a hard copy
each month.” They also look forward to time or download it. It is a 380-page devotional that
spent with their children and grandchildren.
1976 discusses issues that are generally not talked
Heather (Laltoo) Ferguson was a guest
about in the church. I spent a year writing it and
1970 speaker in Mount A English professor Terry Craig’s
Caribbean literature class in March. Heather
used my BA and Master of Theological Studies
In Jan. ’09 Dr. John Steeves was appointed degree to the utmost to produce this book.”
discussed her two recent publications and spoke
associate dean of the Dalhousie Medical
of her experiences growing up in Trinidad.
Education Program in NB. Dr. Steeves is also
Pictured here from left to right are Heather, her
1979
an assistant professor in the University’s Peggy Allman is selling her condo and con-
cousin Arlene Dupuis (’90) and husband Ron
department of surgery and division of medical templating moving to Florida.
Ferguson (’75) (right), with Dr. Terry Craig.
education.
1980
Plenty of stories and wine were shared at a
recent dinner party in Dartmouth. Pictured left
to right are Cathy (MacLennan) Snow, Pat
(Norton) VanZoost, Ann (Goodyear)
Harvie, Margaret (MacInnis) Cavanagh
(MTA staff ’78-’81), and Joan (Jamieson)
McDougall (’68).

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Ask Chris Boughner and he’ll tell you Charlebois. The girls reunited on PEI in May
Tompkins, SK is probably the friendliest place in ’08 and enjoyed a weekend of catching up CLOSE TO EVERYTHING
Canada. And he’d have a pretty good idea. Last while ‘hot tubbing,’ laughing, dining in and YOU WANT TO SEE & DO!
summer Chris biked from Calgary to Halifax. But out, and walking on the beach. They hope to
he says he’ll never forget the time he spent in make it an annual event.
the tiny town of Tompkins. Find out why, and
read more of Chris’s exciting trek at Alumni
Online (alumni.mta.ca).

In Feb. ’09 Philip Chaddock delivered an aca-


demic paper at a TESOL conference in Phnom Featuring 50 large, bright rooms;
Penh, Cambodia. Philip writes, “I am still work- Sonya (Saunders) Annear and her husband 14 with outside access. Air condition-
ing in Dubai but took the opportunity to come John (’84) live in Hampton, NB with their two ing, cable television, high speed internet
access, meeting rooms, guest laundry
to this conference to experience the culture and daughters Grace (16) and Jane (13). Sonya and a complimentary “Continental
history of a place that still resonates from the teaches at an elementary school. John teaches res- Plus” breakfast assure you comfort,
horrors of the Vietnam War — landmines, peo- piratory therapy at the NBSJ Community College. convenience and value.
ple with limbs blown off, extreme poverty. I Coastal Inn is open year ’round and we
took a boat up the famous Mekong River to Sarah Jane (Lake) Conklin and her husband look forward to being your host for all
Ankar Wat.” Tor (’83) live in Fall River, NS with their two occasions that may bring you back to
children Katie (19) and Lake (17). Sarah Jane is Sackville and Mount A.
1982 pursuing painting, with her pieces in galleries
In November PRNews named Brian Woodland in Halifax. Tor is President of his seafood trading
its “Academic PR Professional of the Year” at company Fisher King Seafoods.
the PR People Awards luncheon in Washington,
D.C. Brian, who is director of communications Shelley Nicholson and her husband Andrew 15 Wright Street
for the Peel District School Board, received the Black live in Unionville, ON with their three chil- Sackville, NB E4L 4P8
honour for his work in developing and imple- dren Brittany (19), Meagan (12), and Connor 506-536-0000 Fax 506-536-0009
sackville@coastalinns.com
menting the District’s Safe Schools campaign. (9). Shelley is the department head of co-oper-
Brian currently lives in Mississauga with his ative education at a high school in Markham Reservations 1 888 704 7444
wife Gayla and 11-year-old son Matthew. and Andrew practises corporate law. www.coastalinns.com
Debra Munroe was recently promoted to Alanna Keough-MacVittie and her husband
manager, Professional Designation Programs, Tracy live in Hampton, PEI with their three chil- to Africa. The company also hopes to take its play
with the Canadian College of Health Service dren Cameron (17), Chron (14), and Keitha (8). Goodness to the Festival Arts Azimuts in Rwanda
Executives in Ottawa. Debra would love to hear in Sept. ’09 for an event commemorating the 15th
from friends. Natalie (Campbell) Simmons and her hus- anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.
band Wayne live in Charlottetown with their
1984 four boys Brent and Colin (16), Andrew (14), 1988
Cathy (Legacy) Barrett and her husband and Devon (10). Natalie has been homeschool- Canadian opera star Sally Dibblee returned to
Kevin (’83) live in Liverpool, NS, where Cathy ing the boys and Wayne is an engineer. her alma mater in Jan. ’09 as part of Mount A’s
manages a medical office and Kevin is controller Performing Arts Series. Sally lives in Fredericton
for AbitibiBowater, and CFO and treasurer of Anne Charlebois and her husband Andrew with her husband and two sons.
Brooklyn Energy Corp. Their son Kellen (’09) is Langille (’83) live in Fredericton with their
also an Allisonian, and daughter Marta (20) is a two girls Meredith and Hannah. 1990
student at Acadia. In Oct. ’08 Tim Baycroft’s latest book, France:
Actor, stage director, and translator Ross Inventing the Nation, was published. His attrac-
1985 Manson returned to campus in March ’09 as a tion to what is now his current area of research
Pictured from left to right, are Sonya Crake Drama Graduate-in-Residency. Ross is the began at a very early age. Tim, brought up under
(Saunders) Annear, Sarah Jane (Lake) founding artistic director of Volcano Theatre Trudeau’s ideas about bilingualism, developed
Conklin, Shelley Nicholson, Cathy (Legacy) (volcano.ca). The company is working on The an eager interest in the relationship between
Barrett (’84), Alanna Keough-MacVittie, Africa Trilogy — a six-country, three-continent language and nationalism. It’s a passion he now
Natalie (Campbell) Simmons, and Anne collaboration examining the West’s relationship brings to the classroom, teaching 19th and 20th

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century European history at Sheffield University of Mount A, punctuated by occasional gaps that teaching position, and Andrew works for
in the United Kingdom. Read the full story remain a mystery. Check him out online at McCain Foods Ltd.
online (alumni.mta.ca). davidpryde.com.
1998
For two weeks in July Jonathan Young will Brian Vroom and Celine Dujeux (’01) are
run Nova Scotia’s 300km Sunrise Trail to raise delighted to announce the birth of Taylor Jade
funds for the Palliative Care Program in Pictou Dujeux-Vroom on Oct. 24 ’08.
County. Jonathan planned the ambitious proj-
ect after his mother passed away from lung Wade King was recently appointed the safe
cancer. He says the support and care his mother disclosure and human rights advisor to the
received from the VON’s certified care assistants University of Alberta.
made a huge difference in his mother’s quality
of life and that he wanted to give back to the 1999
people and program that helped his family dur- On Feb. 14 ’09, Jamie Heap gave a lecture
ing this most difficult time. Learn more about entitled, “The Life and Times of Amos Peck
Sara Carson and Andrea (Colpitts) Johnston the trip online at http://sunriserun.weebly. Seaman — Minudie’s Grindstone Kin” to coin-
recently enjoyed a trip to Ireland together. com/index.html. cide with the launch of his first book Lord of the
Land: The Reign of Amos “King” Seaman during
K.V. Johansen’s latest fantasy novel for teens, 1995
Warden of Greyrok: The Warlocks of Talverdin Sharon (King) Ross and her husband Darren
Book III, was published by Orca this spring. welcomed a new baby July 22 ’08. Nathan
Warden continues the story begun in the David was born at the Moncton hospital and FOR SIX DECADES
Ann Connor Brimer Award winning Nightwalker. weighed 7lbs12oz. His big brother Matthew, we have had a special relationship with
You can read more about it online who turned two in Nov. ’08, is very proud. the people of Mount Allison University.
(pippin.ca/kvj/WardenofGreyrock.htm). We have welcomed prospective students
Sarah Young has been named to Canada’s Top 40 and parents; celebrated graduations;
1991 Under 40 list for 2008. Sarah is a partner at MT&L hosted reunions; and accommodated
alumni, visiting lecturers, honorees, and
In March, Dreamworks Studios released the hit Public Relations. She and the other 39 recipients
comedy I Love You, Man, a film co-produced by were selected from over 1,100 nominees. board members. We are a pre-
Confederation Victorian home with 18
Anders Bard (iloveyouman.com). Anders has
been working in Hollywood as a television and 1996 rooms and a fine dining room. We are
a proud supporter of Mount Allison.
film producer since 2002. Janet (McGrath) Martin and her family
recently moved from Moncton to Halifax, where
1994 Janet continues to work with RBC, but now in
Shaunna Mowatt-Densmore and her hus- the department of human resources instead of
band Lyle (’96) welcomed their first child on commercial banking. She says she is enjoying
Jan. 8 ’09. Avelin Claire Densmore arrived three HR and loving Halifax.
weeks early, and weighed 5lb1/2oz. Shaunna
says Lyle is still working as a safety officer with Jennifer (Beger) Laurie and husband David
Connors Transfer in New Glasgow, and she is on welcomed Robert Angus McMurdo Laurie into
maternity leave from her position as a senior their lives on June 20 ’08. The family lives in MARSHLANDS INN
marketing representative at Big Dog and Cat Goderich, ON, where David is director of Public
Country radio stations in Truro, NS. Works for the County of Huron, and Jennifer is 55 Bridge, Sackville, NB E4L 3N8
the recruitment and admissions officer for the
David “D-Hole” Pryde has spent the last Stratford Chefs School. “Why get a room,
decade performing stand-up comedy across the when you can get a home?”
country as well as writing and acting for televi- 1997
sion. He performed at Moncton’s 2009 Hubcap Denise (Cotton) Dickinson and Andrew (’92)
Comedy Festival in February. That same month recently moved back to Nova Scotia and 1-800-561-1266
he had a Just for Laughs gala air on CBC. David completely renovated Andrew’s family’s 150- See us at www.marshlands.nb.ca
lives in Montreal with his wife Michelle and their year-old West Brook homestead that had been E-mail: marshlds@nbnet.nb.ca
baby boy, whose favourite words are “cat,” empty for many years. Their children attend
“Elmo,” and “Obama.” David has fond memories Parrsboro Elementary. Denise holds a temporary

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Tantramar Heritage Trust’s annual Heritage


day. Jamie’s book is based in part on his 2006
2004 2007
Matt Stanley and Stephanie Gunn celebrated In Dec. ’08 at the Arctic Change 2008 conference
history honours thesis, written under the direc-
their wedding in July ’08 and have since moved in Quebec City, Memorial University grad stu-
tion of the late Dr. Bill Gerald Godfrey. Lord of
across the pond to London, UK to begin their dent Ryan Jameson won first place in the
the Land is dedicated to Bill’s memory. It is
adventures together. Matt is working with Ernst & terrestrial series for his poster, “Moving In?
available at Tidewater Books and online at
Young with a focus on internal business strategy. Coniferous seed production and its role in tree-
heritage.tantramar.com.
line advancement.” Ryan is part of both the
2000 2005 Labrador Highlands Research Group and the
In Nov. ’08 Erin Maloney-Chumney achieved PPS Arctic Canada network.
Tammy (Chiasson) Pascut and her husband
her Certified Human Resources Professional
Ryan celebrated the birth of their son, Luke
Richard Pascut, on Feb. 1 ’09. Luke weighed
designation from the Canadian Council of 2010
Human Resources Associations. Lauren Ledwell was recently recognized by Export
7lbs11oz.
Development Canada (EDC) as one of its 2009 EDC
Pat Blagrave and Holly (Congdon) Blagrave International Business Scholarship winners. Lauren
Rebecca (Rush) Pirie would like to announce
were married on August 9, 2008 in Sackville, plans to pursue a career in international trade.
the arrival of her second daughter, Kelyn Marie,
NB, with many Allisonians, family members,
born July 1 ’08.
and friends in attendance. The service, con- 2011
ducted by Rev. John Perkin, was held in the Last summer Elizabeth von Rosenbach received
2001 Mount Allison chapel. Holly is the manager of the gold level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award,
Sara (Touchie) Barnett and Craig (Tito)
referees for the Canadian Soccer Association which is an internationally recognized program,
Barnett celebrated the birth of their second
and Pat is an international economist at the designed to stimulate self-reliance, determination,
son, Cohen William, on Aug. 21 ’08.
Bank of Canada. They are both enjoying life in community responsibility, and fitness.
Ottawa. To see photos of their wedding, please
2002 visit the Photo Gallery at Faculty/Staff
Dr. Liliya Nikolcheva and Dr. Tyler
Alumni Online (http://alumni.mta.ca). Former Mount A President Wayne MacKay (’70)
MacKenzie (’03) celebrated the birth of their
was among 14 Halifax lawyers to receive Queen’s
second child, a boy, on Sept. 19 ’08. Vasco
Duncan MacKenzie was born in Rochester, NY.
2006 Counsel designation.
In May ’08 Andrew Gaskin graduated from St.FX
Liliya is a senior resident in Orthodontics at the
with a BEd alongside fellow Mounties Joey Research professor Dr. Peter Edwards has had
University of Rochester and is graduating this
Wilson, Chris Tower, and Marly Cail. He is now two books published this year. Both are compila-
year. Tyler is an adjust professor of biology at
teaching at the regional high school in Parrsboro, tions of the works of French poet and writer
Monroe Community College. The family of four is
NS, and says, “There’s never a dull moment. Well, Théodore de Banville. Bibliographie de l’oeuvre de
excited to be moving back to Fredericton in June.
maybe on weekends while taking a break from Théodore de Banville is the first complete inven-
marking and lesson planning. Hope all is well tory of all of de Banville’s writings. Oeuvres poet-
In November Devin Lyons finished his PhD
with everyone at Mount A and abroad.” iques completes provides an update on newly dis-
(biology) at Dalhousie, where he studied
covered uncollected poems and manuscripts.
marine ecology in the lab of Dr. Robert
Pictured here from left to right are Melanie
Scheibling. This spring he was awarded a post-
Trinacty, Jenni Horsfall, and Alicia Wood. Fine Arts department head and photographer
doctoral fellowship from NSERC to continue his
The girls met up at a national pharmacy confer- Thaddeus Holownia was honoured by the
research career.
ence in St. John’s in January. They are all com- Alcuin Society in its 27th annual Awards for
pleting their BSc (Pharmacy), but at different Excellence in Book Design in Canada. Thaddeus
Jennifer Anderson is recovering well from a
schools. Melanie is at Dalhousie, Jenni is at and fellow designer Andrew Steeves won third
double-lung transplant and open-heart sur-
Memorial, and Alicia is at UofT. place in the Pictorial category for Silver Ghost,
gery. Jenn has been battling pulmonary
written by Harry Thurston.
hypertension for several years and this was the
life-saving operation she needed. Throughout
her ordeal she has been sunny, positive, and
Honorary Degree Recipients
In March Aldéa Landry (LLD ’08) received the
the joker we all know her to be. In the face of
Muriel McQueen Fergusson Award. The honour
such adversity she has shown true Mountie
recognizes women who shoulder high levels of
spirit and is now slowly fighting her way
responsibility and consistently contribute to the
back to health. Notes of encouragement can
growth of their associations, while serving as an
be sent to Liz Furber (’01) at rabbitonthe-
inspiration to others. Aldéa lives in Moncton.
moon@hotmail.com.
She is a lawyer and President of Landal Inc.

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A foundation for success


Watching our newest graduates walk of the Ron Joyce Centre for Business business administration — the Gerald
across the stage at Convocation Hall — Studies. In the fall Ron Joyce made a lead- Schwartz School of Business and
seeing the anticipation on their faces as ership gift of $5 million to Mount Allison, Information Systems. A specialist in cor-
they prepare for the challenges of the and we are now actively seeking additional porate finance and strategic management,
future — is always exciting. We know that support to complement Mr. Joyce’s Dr. Hynes brings with him a wealth of
when they leave us, the lessons and skills remarkable gift. The result will be a experience and knowledge. In addition to
acquired here will translate into a world of Commerce program that rivals the best 15 years of teaching and research experi-
opportunities. Indeed, Mount Allison’s business schools in the country. ence, Dr. Hynes has also worked for
long history of providing a broad-based prominent Canadian companies, includ-
education, steeped in the liberal arts and The Centre will reflect the guiding princi- ing Gulf Canada Resources Inc.
science tradition has served our alumni ples shared by the University and Mr.
well. They are transforming our commu- Joyce — entrepreneurship and innovation, This is certainly an exciting period of
nities and setting the bar for excellence in producing a quality product, providing expansion for Mount Allison — one
all areas. They have become our cultural, hands-on opportunities for young people, that will undoubtedly lead to future
community, and business leaders. and enabling the pursuit of excellence. generations of cultural, community, and
Based on the well-tested and esteemed business leaders.
Take Sarah Young (BA ’95) for example. foundation of a liberal Mount Allison
She’s a principal at MT&L Public Relations degree, the Centre will emphasize writing, Gloria Jollymore (’77)
in Halifax, and in April she was named to communications, critical thinking, inter- Vice-President, University Advancement
the prestigious Canada’s Top 40 under 40 preting the world in which business is
list. Barry Kyle (BA ’77) of Industrial experienced, and applying that knowledge Stephen McClatchie
Rubber Company Limited was recently to solve problems and seize opportunities. Provost and Vice-President, Academic
honoured as one of Atlantic Business and Research
Magazine’s Top 50 CEOs. Dr. Steven This summer the Ron Joyce Centre for
Salterio (BComm ’82), professor of busi- Business Studies welcomed its first direc-
ness at Queen’s University and director of tor. Dr. Tim Hynes comes to Mount
the CA-Queen’s Centre for Governance, Allison from St. Francis Xavier University,
returned to campus in the fall to become where he was chair of the department of
the first Ron Joyce Visiting Scholar. And
John Christodoulou (BComm ’60)
received an honorary degree from Mount
Allison at this year’s Convocation for his
vision and leadership as CEO and chair of
Guardian Capital Group Limited.

Sarah, Barry, Steven, and John — just as a


sample of our impressive graduates — are
following in the footsteps of some of this
country’s most successful and respected
business professionals — Wallace McCain
(BA ’51), Purdy Crawford (BA ’52), John
Bragg (BComm ’62), and others — who
have worked hard to bring prosperity and
direction to the region and the country.

At the same time as we reflect on the


accomplishments of our graduates, Mount
Allison is laying the foundation for future
successes, particularly in the area of busi-
ness studies. Our Commerce Department
is experiencing an exciting period of reju-
venation and expansion, with the creation

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