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Darrell Gaudet BA’86 was recently honoured for his contributions to community and policing by the Governor General of Canada by being inducted as a member of the Order of Merit Police Forces. A proud former Husky football player, Darrel is now in his 30th year of policing, and has had a diverse career. He is currently posted in Ottawa as a Staff Sergeant with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Federal Policing Specialized Services.
Roger Russell MBA’85 was recently appointed Dean of Professional Programs at Crandall University (CU) in Moncton, New Brunswick. Roger has served CU for the past 12 years as Director of the Adult Professional Studies Division, while teaching in Organizational Management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He says hello to all his Saint Mary's classmates and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim McCluskey BEd’82 is the President of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation’s Board of Directors. The Fergusson Foundation (FF) is dedicated to the prevention and elimination of family violence is all forms. Tim lived for 26 years in Kamloops and moved back to the Maritimes in 2010 for a position with the Office of Educator Excellence at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s (EECD). He currently lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick and has been seconded to EECD’s Facilities and Pupil Transportation Branch where he leads initiatives on water, conveyance, accessibility, and continues to play a lead role in water quality, occupational health and safety, and school safety and security. Tim remains in touch with several classmates from the class of 1982, and when not on his bicycle, watching his Leafs in winter, or buried in a book, might be found at a cottage in Caissie Cape or visiting one of his offspring in either Halifax or Toronto.
Robert Downey BComm’81 has recently retired from the federal public service after 33 years in the field of Human Resources. During his career, Robert worked in seven federal organizations in three provinces and held positions such as: Senior Labour Relations Advisor at National Defence Headquarters; Manager of HR Operations, NCR Region at Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Chief of Labour Relations at the Privy Council Office; and most recently Senior Policy Analyst at Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada. Robert currently resides in Ottawa and plans on remaining in Ontario during his retirement. His future plans include travel, continuing his family genealogical research, and resuming his involvement with the sport of boxing in an administrative capacity.
Cari Duggan BComm’98 MBA’00 is the first woman to be accepted in the NHL- led Certified Hockey Professional program. Cari has built a local Hockey Development Program for young athletes in Halifax along with Chris Pierce, another SMU alumnus. She has also volunteered for local minor hockey for the last five years in Halifax.
Chantal Caissie BA’13 recently joined the team at Saint Mary’s University as an Alumni Officer in the Alumni Department. Chantal brings six years of experience working in non-profit and community organizations in event planning, marketing, fund raising, and stakeholder relations. She has worked with the East Coast Music Association, Symphony Nova Scotia, and the Halifax Jazz Festival. Chantal is a former committee member of Fusion Halifax's Art & Culture Action Team and has previously been nominated for Volunteer of the Year at the Nova Scotia Music Awards. She is currently Chair of the Halifax Pinball League, organizing events and promoting the hobby throughout Nova Scotia.
George Gray M.Ed’93 was recently elected as President of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada at the 171st Annual Assembly of Oasis held at Crandall University in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Pam Dempster BA’90 has recently been awarded the designation of Board Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE) by the Association of Canadian Ergonomists/Canadian College for the Certification of Professional Ergonomists. This is the highest level of certification in Canada for those working in and specializing in the field of Ergonomics. Pam is Owner and Senior Workplace Health & Wellness Specialist at Dempster Wellness (www.dempsterwellness.com) - an Atlantic Canadian Corporate Wellness and Ergonomic Consulting firm specializing in helping organizations develop and further expand their employee health and wellness initiatives.
Richard Delong B.Comm’81 was a die-hard Huskies fan and devoted SMU alumni. He died on February 17. His daughter, Jocelyn Delong BComm’14, reports that when she went through her father’s belongings after he passed, she found dozens and dozens of SMU t-shirts, sweat pants, hoodies, and hats, plus over 5 years of Huskies season tickets. “Saint Mary’s meant so much to my Dad,” says Jocelyn. “He was a proud BComm grad, Huskies fan, athletic program supporter, and overall good human being. Thank you for allowing him and I to build so many memories over the years at Saint Mary's.”
Ralph Panzullo BA’75 has recently been inducted into the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame for his extensive coaching at local high schools and in senior league baseball. Ralph played on the 1973 National Championship SMU Basketball team. He has been employed with Tube Methods, Inc., in the Montgomery County area, has been married for 43 years, and has two children, and two grandchildren.