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Find out what other alumni from our year are up to.

John (Jackie) Barrett, BComm’98

Graduation Year: 1998

John (Jackie) Barrett BComm’98 has been named as one of the 50 Movement Makers for the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics in Canada. This is in recognition of his success both on and off the stage and the role he has played in helping the Special Olympics to grow. At the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, Barrett’s 656-pound deadlift broke Special Olympics records and his 611-pound squat broke the Newfoundland Men’s Master-1 Super-Heavyweight record. He earned three gold medals and one silver that year.

Cari Duggan

Graduation Year: 1998

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.

Jeff Hutt

Graduation Year: 1998

Jeff Hutt BComm’98, former Huskies football player, named Commander of HMCS Charlottetown in January 2017.

John "Jackie" Barrett

Graduation Year: 1998

John "Jackie" Barrett, BComm’98 was a finalist for the 2015 "Lou Marsh Award,” recognizing Canada’s top athletes. During the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, he won three gold medals and one silver medal, and also set Special Olympics World Games Records in the Squat and the Deadlift.

Charlene Howell-Litchmore

Graduation Year: spring2015, 1998

Charlene Howell-Litchmore BComm’98 and husband Gary welcomed their first child, Spencer George Litchmore on 17 July 2014. Charlene has been working as a Human Resources Executive with the Cayman Islands Government since July 2007.

Maxwell Sean Brennan

Graduation Year: 1998, spring2014

Maxwell Sean Brennan BA has left the private sector to help protect our national parks and boreal forests. In 2013 he became the National Marketing Manager for the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, an environmental not-for-profit headquartered in Ottawa. He loves the new challenge. Max lives in Ottawa with his partner and three daughters.