FREDERICTON – New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) formally recognized the 2015 Alumni Recognition Award recipients at a special ceremony at Government House earlier this week, hosted by The Honourable Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, and Lois Scott, Chair of NBCC’s Board of Governors.
Marilyn Luscombe, President and CEO of NBCC, presented the inaugural awards in four categories:
- FRIEND OF NEW BRUNSWICK: Robin Hanson (Class of ’72) As an entrepreneur, artist and activist, Robin has devoted his life to protecting, preserving and promoting New Brunswick.
- COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP: Patrick King (Class of ’92) An active volunteer since high school, Patrick’s community leadership has had impact and been recognized at both the local and national levels - most recently, with the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award.
- ENTREPRENEUR: Wesley (Wes) Armour (Class of ’66) Under his leadership, Armour Transportation Systems has grown from a small family business to be a multi-million dollar company, named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and a leader in environmental and social sustainability.
- OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNA: Hannah McGee (Class of ’09) With a passion for people, Hannah has quickly advanced from her start as a summer student at the famed Algonquin Resort Hotel to holding a senior Human Resource leadership position at the re-launched resort.
“The story of NBCC is best told through the successes of our alumni. The NBCC alumni we honour at this ceremony are role models and a source of inspiration for our current and future students,” said Marilyn Luscombe. “Their extraordinary contributions to their communities and to our province embody NBCC’s vision of transforming lives and communities. We are so proud that they are a part of our NBCC community.”
Other special guests included the Honourable Francine Landry, Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour; award nominees; and emcee Emily McGill, Chair of the NBCC Alumni Association.
“NBCC is changing the way we see New Brunswick and ourselves. The pride in what we do doesn’t come to us on the spur of the moment; rather it is shaped and crafted by a lifelong sense of responsibility, citizenship and leadership,” said Lt-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau. “As a new group of students begin their academic journey, I’d like to thank the new, and first, class of Alumni Award recipients for what you have done and what you continue to do, right here in New Brunswick.”
With over 90 programs and six campuses across New Brunswick, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is a provincially-recognized, public post-secondary institution reputed for producing skilled, knowledgeable graduates who are contributing to the Province’s socio-economic prosperity. NBCC offers students one- and two-year certificate and diploma programs.
Photo: Front row (left to right): The Hon. Francine Landry, Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour; the Hon. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick; His Honour Ronald Vienneau; and Marilyn Luscombe, President and CEO of NBCC. Back row (left to right): Lois Scott, Chair of NBCC’s Board of Governors; award recipients Robin Hanson, Friend of New Brunswick; Wes Armour, Entrepreneurship; Patrick King, Community Leadership; Hannah McGee, Outstanding Young Alumna, and Chair of the NBCC Alumni Association, Emily McGill.
Misty Wade Hovey
Communications Officer, NBCC