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November 03, 2021

NBCC honours four Alumni making an impact in NB

2021 NBCC Alumni Award Recipients

A champion of inclusive education, a rising star on the Atlantic telecommunications scene, a dedicated public servant with a passion for community service, and an economic development powerhouse are the recipients of the 2021 NBCC Alumni Recognition Awards.

High school trades teacher Tara McNeill of Fredericton, telecommunications engineer Mathieu Savoie of Moncton, national security analyst Johanne McInnis of Saint John, and commercial real estate advisor Donna Green of Moncton were honoured by NBCC in a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, November 3. McNeill is also the recipient of NBCC’s prestigious Friend of New Brunswick award, recognizing an individual who has made significant contributions to the culture, reputation, and economy of New Brunswick.

“With their many contributions to their professions and communities, these four alumni are truly representative of the significant impact that NBCC graduates have on New Brunswick’s social and economic prosperity,” said Mary Butler, President and CEO of NBCC. “NBCC’s story is best told through the success of our alumni and their influence in their communities.”

A recent Economic Impact Report highlighted the significance of NBCC graduates in the New Brunswick economy. The 53,000-plus NBCC alumni currently in the province’s workforce boosted provincial GDP by an estimated $7.2 billion and supported more than 70,000 jobs in 2019-2020.

“The report confirmed what we at NBCC have always believed – that our alumni are the fuel in New Brunswick’s economic engine,” said Butler. “Tara, Mathieu, Johanne, and Donna are just four of the many NBCC alumni who are transforming lives and communities every day.”

Nominations for NBCC’s Alumni Recognition Awards are open year-round and can be submitted online.

For biographical information on award recipients, please see the following page.


Tanya Greer, Strategic Communications Coordinator, NBCC, 506-440-9105,