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PICTOU COUNTY
StFX Alumni Chapter


Welcome to the Pictou County Chapter.

Did you know that our group represents one of the largest in the country with approximately 2000 members?

The Pictou County Chapter has been active now for 3-4 years. We started out with a social evening at the Dock on May 24, 2003. This event was held to gauge if there was any interest in reforming a dormant Chapter. President Riley, National Alumni President Bill Kiley, Packy MacFarland, along with Alumni Affairs Director Noreen Nunn joined us for the evening. It was a great success with close to 200 alumni in attendance representing a wide range of classes.

Since then we have hosted several events.

Annually, we host an Information Session in February for high school students and their parents. The purpose of this session is to provide tips on admission requirements, helpful course selection in high school, information on bursaries and scholarships as well as the Student Loan program. The first session was held in 2006 with close to 100 in attendance. The 2007 session had 50 people in attendance.

We also host a Summer Send Off, usually in August, for freshman students and their parents. This typically has close to 100 in attendance for a BBQ and information session. Click here for a write up from our event in 2006. Click here and here for news clippings.

Our third annual event is a StFX Day event. Our first December 3 event was held in 2004 at St John's Parish for a mass followed by reception at the New Glasgow Stadium. In 2005 the mass was again at St John's with a reception at the Roseland Cabaret. No event was organised in 2006.

Jan 12, 2006 we hosted the President's Reception at the Museum of Industry.

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Notable Notes


Students honoured with Alumni awards

StFX's 2005 ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENTS are first row (l-r): Fourth-year student Gregor Chisholm, Saint John, NB and first-year student Daniel McNeil, Glace Bay, NS. Back row (l-r): Third-year student Heidi Martin, Indian River, PE and second-year student Katie Aucoin, New Glasgow, NS.

The students will receive an Alumni award valued at $1,500 recognizing well-rounded students. Each candidate wrote a thousand-word essay and underwent an interview process. Academic and extracurricular activities are part of the award criteria. The StFX Alumni Affairs Office established the awards on behalf of the StFX Alumni Association in 1988-89. An award is given to one student from each study year. Katie is the daughter of Jim ’73 and Sally ‘74 Aucoin from New Glasgow.

In September 2007 Stellarton resident Kaitlin Russell will present her winning essay as Sophomore winner of the 2007 Alumni Recognition Awards. Kaitlin is the daughter of Richard Russell and Rosalie MacEachern ‘77.

Hall of Thought Inductee

Pictou County Grad Judy Hughes '74 was honoured as an inductee into the Hall of Thought. She received her award on Saturday, October 1st at Immaculata Hall in 2005.

Chapter Helpers

Since we regrouped in 2003, we have had many alums help organise our many events. Here are some of their names: Kim Dickson ‘78 & '79, Russ Oehman ‘72, Jim Aucoin ’73,Eileen MacIsaac ‘85, Angela Curry, Terry MacIsaac ‘95/’97, Chrystiane Mallaley ‘04, Vanessa Boudreau ‘00, Hilary Amit ‘79, Lynn Coffin ‘86, Mary MacLeod ’01 / ‘03, Beth MacDonald ’05 and Dan Cameron ‘03.

Chapter Executives

President - Paul Fraser '82 - (902) 695-5231 - paul.fraser@sobeys.com    
Secretary Treasurer - Terry MacIsaac '95/'97 - (902) 695-5528 - terry.macisaac@sobeys.com
Past President - George Manos '59 - (902) 752-6675 - gsmanos@eastlink.ca
                     

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