And then theres the NDP strain, also known as my-heads-stuck-in-the-sand-thrax.
The Newfoundland Symphony Youth Choir (NSYC), under the direction of past Alumna of the Year (2000), Susan Dyer Knight (B.Mus. 83) placed third in the international Let the People Sing choral competition in London, England, earlier this month. The NSYC has also announced that Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson has agreed to be an official patron for the group.
Laurie Anne OBrien (BN 73) has been given the Canadian Palliative Care Associations Award of Excellence. Ms. OBrien is a palliative care nurse, leader and advocate from St. Johns. She was a co-founder of the first Newfoundland palliative care program, and co-founded the Newfoundland and Labrador Palliative Care Association.
[I was] raised on homemade bread and CODCO.
Singer Julia Halfyard (B.Mus. 98) is releasing her first CD, Meow. The 12-song disc includes a range of songs, from Frances Edith Piaf to Canadian poet Leonard Cohen to local composer Jed Blackmore. Julias sister and business advisor on the CD project, Maria (B.Sc. 99) is working on her MBA at Memorial.
Two Memorial alumnae were among the award winners during the fall convocation at Mount Saint Vincent University. Gillian Batten (BA 99) graduated with a bachelor of public relations with distinction and highest aggregate. She was also the ceremonys valedictorian. Kelly Woodford (BA 98), who earned her MA in school psychology, won one of two presidents prizes.
Open your eyes, ears and minds to what your students teach you. Try it - the reward will be unbelievable.
Alumnus of the Year 2001 Noel Veitchs (BA (Ed.) 59) best advice to new teachers, as told to The Herald (Nov. 12)
Heather MacLellan (B.Sc. 77), assistant deputy minister for culture and national heritage, has been appointed to a National Capital Commission (NCC) advisory committee. The NCCs mission is to create pride and unity through Canadas capital region. Some of their responsibilities include the Canada Day celebrations, the statue commemorations program, Winterlude and the Canada-World Pavilion.
Student Recruitment Officer Michelle Snow (BA 96) has been awarded the Excellence in Youth Leadership award for her volunteer work on behalf of youth groups in the province. She was cited as an enthusiastic mentor and role model for youth in this province. Ms. Snow is chairperson of FINALY! (Futures in Newfoundland and Labradors Youth) and a member of the Premiers Advisory Council on Social Development.