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Monthly eNews: August 2022

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August Updates

August has given us the incredible summer weather that Nova Scotia is known for. This month, read about lives changed through donor giving, a meaningful video supporting the accessibility of the Mi’kmaq Honour Song, and how alumni can access sponsored tuition for the new Start-Up Accelerator program. We’re also excited to share that NSCC Alumni is now on Instagram!

Photo of Instagram app icon Find NSCC Alumni on Instagram

This month we’ve launched the official NSCC Alumni Instagram account! We’re excited to connect and share the latest news and alumni stories, events, giveaways, benefits and more. We’re holding a special Instagram giveaway in the coming weeks, so be sure to follow us.

Photo of woman turning business sign that says open Sponsored tuition for small business support

There’s still time for you to join NSCC’s Start-Up Accelerator program starting this September! This 30-week program is designed to work around your schedule with much of the learning being done on your own time. This is a new program specifically offered to alumni to help develop the entrepreneurial skills you need to launch and manage your future enterprise. NSCC Alumni is proud to sponsor $1,050 of tuition for all accepted into the program for the 2022-23 academic year. Apply for the Start-Up Accelerator program today.

Photo of NSCC Foundation and Alumni Relation's 2021-2022 Annual Report cover A community of impact

Thanks to generosity like yours, our community raised over $5.6M in funding to create new programs, build student awards and provide necessary financial aid for thousands of students across the province. NSCC Foundation and Alumni Relations’ 2021/22 Annual Report on Giving, Strength in Community, shares how alumni, donors and supporters are making a difference for NSCC students. Read their stories online.

Photo of hands cupped over water Mi’kmaq Honour Song

In partnership with Turtle Island Institute and NSCC Foundation, the College is proud to support an important video project highlighting Mi’kmaq Deaf language reclamation. This Honour Song Translation project is a collaboration with many community members including Deaf Mi’kmaq signers, Elders and Knowledge Keepers, Language Holders, translators, singers and dancers. Watch the Mi’kmaq Honour Song in sign language online.

Photo of plane with Perkopolis logo Save on your next trip with Perkopolis

Are you flying home to visit family this year? Planning a vacation abroad? Save up to 15% off the base fare on WestJet flights with Perkopolis! You can also take advantage of discounts at various hotels, resorts, and entertainment, from tours to attraction passes. If you’re not already a member, sign up for FREE! .

Alumni in the News

Congrats to new grad, Tom Fraser (Social Services ’22), who was featured by SaltWire for opening a therapeutic equine program in Pictou County with his spouse, Victoria. It Takes the Herd offers wellness sessions with the horses to help people learn to manage their feelings.

P.S. Are you an alum-preneur? Did you achieve a big milestone in your career? Recently graduated and landed your dream job? We want to hear from you! Share your exciting news with us by completing our Share an Alumni Story form.