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(November 1, 2001, Gazette)

I never made $30,000 a year in my life. I’ve done well on my investments. Otherwise, I’d be in the poor house.

— Dr. Nigel Rusted (MUC ’27), who began practising medicine in Newfoundland in the 1930s, in the Express, Oct. 28

Atlantic Progress magazine has released its Top 101 Companies of Atlantic Canada, and there are several alumni among this “elite list of strong players on the regional, national, and international scenes.” They are: Mark Dobbin (B.Comm. ’81) of Vector Aerospace; Stephen Outerbridge of Carlson Wagonlit Harvey’s Travel (BA ’76, B.Comm. ’83); Brendan Paddick (B.Comm. ’86, MBA ’94) of Regional Cablesystems; and Allan Green (B.Eng. ’67) and Charlie Sheppard (B.Eng. ’67) of The SGE Group Inc.

You see a lot more ‘now hiring’ signs in the window.

— Rod French (B.Comm. ’92), development officer, on Grand Falls-Windsor’s growing reputation as an IT boomtown, in Atlantic Business magazine

Edward Hancock (B.Sc. ’74, B.Ed. ’74, M.Ed. ’80) has been appointed executive director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association (NLTA). From 1973 until 1986, Mr. Hancock taught at Lewisporte Regional High, serving as vice-principal from 1984 to 1986. He started working with the NLTA in 1986 as an executive assistant in the Field Services Divisions.

The miracle was his life.

— Sara Sexton (MUC ’44), reflecting on her son Tommy, in Tommy: A Family Portrait, a new film about the life of the late actor and comedian

St. John’s chiropractor Chris Holden (B.Sc. ’96) chalked up a first-place finish is his age group (male, 30-34) in the Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Bank International Marathon on Oct. 21. Mr. Holden finished sixth overall, behind top American and Kenyan runners, clocking an Olympic-qualifying time of 2:24:28.

The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way you use them.

— Dave King (B.Comm. ’71), president of the Genesis Group, speaking to a St. John’s Board of Trade Luncheon

Gerry Rogers (BSW ’81) continues to collect trophies for her film, My Left Breast. Ms. Rogers’ intensely personal film about her battle with breast cancer walked off with two Gemini Awards – one for best history/biography documentary and another for best direction in a documentary. Ms. Rogers’ poignant glimpse into her experience was produced by Paul Pope.