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Peggy Mitchell BComm’99 has fond memories of Easter weekend when she was a student at SMU. Back then, she would spend her time sewing costumes for her ballet students and local dance schools as they prepared for competitions and recitals. Now, Peggy lives in Toronto and is a Contract Analyst for the Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace. After five weeks of working from home, she needed a project to keep her busy while her partner, Luke MacKay BA’05, worked night shifts.
It was photo of a church sign, shared online by a friend, which sparked the idea to help. This year, Peggy spent her Easter weekend sewing face masks to donate to a local church. She’s now working on her second batch of masks to donate. The quiet activity helped her to pass the time, but more importantly, helped others in her community to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Sulayman (Saul) Bah BA ’99 visited Nova Scotia and Saint Mary's for a week this past June and had a chance to catch up with past professors. Saul was a member of the first graduating class of the Saint Mary’s University Extension Program (UEP) in The Gambia in 1999. As one of the UEP’s most outstanding students, Saul graduated with a major in Mathematics and was awarded the Ken Dunn Memorial Award as the top Math student among the graduates. Dr. Art Finbow was one of his teachers. Saul worked for a number of years with the Gambia Ports Authority and is currently teaching in the engineering program of Saskatchewan Institute of Technology in Saskatoon.