I have truly enjoyed reconnecting with Acadia and its many supporters over the past number of years as a member of the Acadia Alumni Board of Directors. I am honoured now to be serving as the President of the Acadia Alumni Association and look forward to the next two years in this role as the Board of Directors and the Alumni Office continue to support and promote the University through the engagement of more than 28,000 Acadia alumni worldwide.
I remember my graduation from Acadia with fondness, but recall also that it was difficult to pack the culmination of five years into one weekend. It was not until years later that I recognized the true impact that my time at Acadia had on me. I suspect many of you would agree that the true value of your Acadia experience was not derived entirely from your time in class, but from that difficult-to-describe opportunity to develop into a young adult with the support of a strong community, a diverse population and a stimulating institution.
Acadia has a tremendous impact on the lives of its students and the broader community. Since the very first graduates, Acadia alumni have involved themselves in the improvement of the University. The Acadia Alumni Association is stronger when its members are engaged and involved with its mission and with the broader objectives of the University. Please reach out to the Alumni Office if you want to be more involved or if you are looking for ways to give back to Acadia. I look forward to getting to know as many of you as possible over the course of my term as President, and I’ll see you soon!
President, Acadia Alumni Association