Acadia University, Alumni Association partner to celebrate faculty, staff


Acadia University and the Acadia Alumni Association partnered on June 23, 2022 to celebrate faculty, staff and alumni. The Alumni Association hosted a BBQ where guests enjoyed games, music, prize draws and plenty of great food as colleagues from all corners of the Acadia campus came together to bask in warm, sunny weather, have a chat and get caught up.

The barbecue was a perfect opportunity to reconnect and a great way to celebrate and thank faculty, staff and alumni for the many contributions they make to the University, Acadia’s students and the Acadia experience.

Following the BBQ, the Acadia community gathered inside the Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons to applaud the following career milestones during summer assembly: 


Shauna Coldwell Sweeney, School of Education

Hope Corkum, School of Business

Heather Kitchin Dahringer, Sociology Department

Donna Benere Dillman, Research and Grad Studies

Leo Elshof, School of Education

Pamela Frail, Earth and Environmental Sciences

John J. Guiney Yallop, PhD, School of Education

John Hansen, School of Music

Dr. Diane Holmberg, Psychology

Barbara Jordan, School of Music

Dr. Catherine Morley, School of Nutrition and Dietetics

Dr. Rob Raeside, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Patricia Rigg, English and Theatre

Dr. Kerry Vincent, English and Theatre

35 years of service

Maria A. Alvarez, Languages and Literature

25 years of service

Dr. Paul W. Doerr, History Department

Jerry George, Technology Services

Jason D. Levy, Vaughan Memorial Library

Dr. Conor Vibert, School of Business

Linda Wheeldon, School of Education

Dr. Ian Wilks, Philosophy Department

10 years of service

Sue Conlan, School of Nutrition and Dietetics

Teri Gullon, Chemistry Department

Richard Johnson, Varsity Athletics

Tia Pinch, Technology Services

Jeff Torbert, School of Music

Chad A. Warren, English Language Centre

Dr. Anna Wilks, Philosophy Department

Michelle Wood, Varsity Athletics

To view our photo gallery, please click HERE.

Pictured above (left to right), are: Roudraksh Jankee (’22); Fikayo Kayode (’22), Acadia’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer Polly Leonard, and Acadia’s Sexualized Violence Response and Education Coordinator Allison Smith. (Meagan Hancock photo)


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