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

Sylvia Gawad, BSc’14

Graduation Year: 2014

Recent grad Sylvia Gawad BSc’14 has been selected as one of RBC’s Top 75 Canadian Immigrants. As the newcomer coordinator with YWCA Halifax, Sylvia has worked with countless refugees and immigrants, helping them to locate opportunities to put their best foot forward. 

Sylvia has been recognized with the Community Impact Award and the Award of Excellence in Advancing Immigrant Women. 

Kelly-Anne MacNeil, BA, CHRM

Graduation Year: 2014

Kelly-Anne MacNeil, BA14 went on to receive her Master's Degree in Information Studies from McGill University (2016), and is currently the Archivist for the Lesser Slave Lake Indian Regional Council-Treaty Aboriginal Rights Research Program Archive in Alberta. Kelly-Anne credits Saint Mary’s with allowing her to discover her passion for history and she is grateful for both an excellent education and the support she needed to pursue her studies. Two younger siblings, also from Yarmouth, are following in Kelly-Anne’s footsteps by also attending SMU.

Justine Colley-Leger

Graduation Year: 2014

Justine Colley-Leger BComm’14 was named Honorary Chair of the Subway AUS Basketball Championships, which took place March 3-5 at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.

Ryan Brimicombe

Graduation Year: 2014, fall2016

Ryan Brimicombe BComm ’14 is the Customer Success Manager at PostBeyond in Toronto. A three-year-old software startup, PostBeyond offers an employee engagement, employee advocacy, content marketing, content sharing, social media integration, and communications platform. In his new role, Ryan will help large brands create engaging content and then link that content to their employee’s social networks, encouraging sharing and driving traffic back to the brand. 

Sonya Taggart

Graduation Year: 2001, fall2014

Congratulations to Lloyd and Sonya Taggart who welcomed their first baby, Hannah Marie Taggart on August 20, 2014. 

Jarvis Googoo

Graduation Year: 2005, fall2014

Jarvis was recognized with an Instructor of Excellence Award for GoodLife Fitness (HRM), and named one of Top 20 instructors for GoodLife Canada-wide. He is also considered one of the Top 500 Performing Associates.

Sebastian “Seb” Clovis

Graduation Year: 2005, fall2014

Seb debuted his new home reno show Tackle My Reno Tuesday, August 26 on HGTV. The pro-football-player-turned-contractor will be coaching overwhelmed homeowners in fixing their home-renovation disasters.

Bryan Arthur

Graduation Year: 2004, fall2014

I wanted to share a recent award my firm, BlueEra, received. We won the 2014 Alberta’s Best Workplace Award and I would like to share it amongst my fellow alumni: 

Recognized as having one of the largest networks in Canada, Bryan speaks regularly on social media and online networking. Bryan brings superior research and networking abilities to his role of helping clients find top talent for their teams. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Certified Human Resources Professional designation and has also recently completed the Advanced Program in Executive Search Consulting at Cornell University.  He is currently on the Board of Directors of Champions Career Centre.  Previously, Bryan has been a member of the United Way Cabinet, and a past Director of the Human Resources Association of Calgary.

Matthew Robinson, Matthew Robinson, CA BComm’07

Graduation Year: 2007, fall2014

The Robinson Family is happy to announce the addition of Zaven Samuel Bryan Robinson (class of 2035), brother of Briella (class of 2032), son of Matthew (BComm 2007) and Kayla (nee Wexler, unfortunately a tiger but we don't hold it against her) and Grandson of Brian BComm 1983, on August 20th 2014.

Brittany Hilton

Graduation Year: 2010, fall2014

Brittany Hilton BA’10 is currently living in Tanzania, Africa. After rescuing Marley, a baby vervet monkey from an illicit trade, she raised him in her home at the Dr. Jane Goodall institute in Tanzania.