2016 Alumni Award Recipients

This award recognizes an alumna or alumnus who has made significant contributions to the culture, reputation, and/or economic prosperity of the Province of New Brunswick.

Bernice Lanigan

Bernice Lanigan
Class of ’87 (Chemical Technology)

Advancing the role of women in New Brunswick’s nuclear industry…

As a trailblazer in New Brunswick’s nuclear sector, Bernice Lanigan has spent her career raising awareness of the role women play in this industry. In 2007 she founded the Women in Nuclear New Brunswick chapter which today boasts 70 members in the province.   Bernice also introduced the first Networking for Young Women Dinners which has evolved into the Trades & Tech Gala for Girls. She has received WiN-Canada’s Leadership award, YWCA’s Women of Distinction award, and is an active member with the 100 Women Who Care-Saint John group.

Aligning with NBCC’s aspirations for our Robertson Institute for Community Leadership, this award recognizes an alumna or alumnus who has made significant contributions to New Brunswick communities.

Bill Ward

Bill Ward
Class of ’13 (Business Administration: Accounting)

Leading youth and leading change…

Passionate about youth, Chief Bill Ward has established himself as a strong and committed community leader. Recently re-elected Chief of the Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq First Nation, he also serves as Director of Fisheries and Forestry in his community. He places a strong priority on the youth of his community organizing sports and fundraising initiatives as well as using social media to increase awareness of opportunities.

This award recognizes an alumna or alumnus who has built a successful business.

Arthur L. Tucker

Arthur L. Tucker
Class of ’86 (Civil Engineering Technology)

Navigate a New Brunswick company through global growth…

Beginning his career with Key Surveys and Engineering Ltd., Arthur Tucker charted a course that took him from Project Surveyor to President.  Today they are part of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering consulting firms. Through his leadership, the NB region grew from 10 people to 80 through creating sustainable employment opportunities in a variety of technical areas.

This award recognizes an alumna or alumnus under the age of 35 who has demonstrated success in their chosen field.

Gary Hall

Gary Hall
Class of ’11 (Business Administration Investment Management)

Investing in his education pays big dividends …

Just four years after graduating from NBCC,  Gary Hall was appointed Branch Manager at the Bank of Montreal in Sussex. Combining the skills he learned at NBCC with his work ethic and positive attitude, he advanced quickly in the financial sector. As a young professional, he gives back to the next generation through initiatives such as BMO Kids Help Phone Walk and the BMO Employee Mentorship Committee.