Alumni send supportive messages to 2020 Grad Class

Class of 2020 graduates,

Happy HOCO! We hope that you had a chance during the weekend of Oct. 17-18 to take in some of our virtual Homecoming events.

It has been a different year, for sure, and with that came your first Homecoming away from campus. All members of Acadia’s Class of 2020 were very much in our thoughts this past weekend as we put together a program that we hope reached far and wide with our alumni community, but in particular with you. We wanted to do something special to commemorate your incredible scholastic and personal achievements and highlight your very first Homecoming, and realized that, in difficult times, when things don’t seem to be going right, the only thing that matters is family. Plain and simple. You are part of the Acadia alumni family, comprised of more than 36,000 people around the world who are here for you, now and always, in good times and bad.

With that in mind, the team in our Alumni Affairs office reached out to other members of our alumni family who were meant to have a special year as well with their reunion and asked for expressions of support that might provide some perspective on recent events, the value of your Acadia experience, and where to go from here.

We had an incredibly warm response and are pleased and proud to share with you a few of the many letters and e-mails we received. They represent in a very real way the University’s motto, In pulvere vinces, and affirm the value and importance of your time at Acadia and how it has prepared you to make a difference in your communities and around the world.

We hope you are well and safe, savouring all that you accomplished at Acadia, and writing new chapters as an active participant in our alumni family. We hope to see you on campus for next year’s Homecoming.

To view the messages, please click here.

Stand Up and Cheer!


Sandra Symonds                                                         Oonagh Proudfoot (’93, ’06)

Events Coordinator                                                     Executive Director, Alumni Affairs

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