Gola Roberts, BN'76, MN'94
Retired nurse educator from the BN Collaborative Program, Centre for Nursing Studies, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Since my retirement in the year 2011, I am actively involved in the Community at large. I am a member of the Board of the Pottle Centre, a social center for consumers of mental health services. The Pottle Centre was established in 1986. I am the coordinator of a community-based Senior’s Club for the past twelve years. I am presently vice-chair of the Board of Gower Street United Church. I have always admired the outstanding commitment of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador to the people of this Province, in encouraging individuals to participate in an enriched experience of lifelong learning, enabling them to broaden their body of knowledge, enriching their lives to a fuller insight of the world. I appreciate Memorial's multicultural being, its diversity and inclusiveness. Through this view, Memorial University is visible beyond the boundaries of its buildings and home campus. Memorial has an extended arm; reaching beyond the horizon, resulting in a superior, enriched learning environment which will "make a difference" to the world at Large. The mission statement of Memorial University is a "lived one", in that, the various components of dedicated innovation and excellence in teaching and learning, research, scholarship, creativity and public engagement are made visible to the people of this Province and beyond its borders. The world views Memorial as a source of immeasurable knowledge and a place of unique, innovative and diverse opportunity.