A smiling Julissa Stewart, from Antigonish, holds up her diploma as she exits the stage, during the Nova Scotia Community College Strait Area Campus convocation ceremony, June 7, at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre. Stewart earned honours in advanced behavioral interventions.
A substantial gift to the Nova Scotia Community College’s Make Way Campaign will mean annual tuition support for four students. The Rotary Club of Wolfville – Mud Creek made a $110,000 donation to the fundraising campaign at a recent event at the NSCC Kingstec Campus in Kentville where details of the new Mud Creek Rotary NSCC Entrance Award were revealed.
Donors Stirling MacLean, Rick Feehan of WearWell Garments believe in NSCC’s impact. Stirling MacLean and his business, WearWell Garments Limited, have been part of the fabric of Pictou County for a long time. But he’s a huge proponent of new talent and businesses building the local economy. The Stellarton-based company recently donated $6,000 to help students at NSCC Pictou Campus, through Make Way – The Campaign for NSCC.
Gisele Thibodeau, a registered nurse and teacher of the licensed practical nursing program at NSCC Burridge, is also president of Réseau Santé Nouvelle-Écosse. The organization is rolling out the Bonjour/Hello project, a provincial initiative that provides health professionals with a tool kit to inform patients that French speaking staff is available.