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Monthly eNews: June 2022

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June Updates

June has already given us a sweet taste of summer with clear blue skies, sunshine, and warm weather! This month has also been filled with celebration as we welcomed the class of 2022 into our alumni community. Learn more about our newest grads, alumni making their mark, and be sure to check out our giveaway in honour of National Indigenous History Month.

Photo of graduate making a peace sign with their hand at convocation Our alumni community is growing

We're wrapping up two weeks of convocation ceremonies at our 14 campuses across the province and are pleased to welcome over 4,000 new graduates into our alumni community. Know someone who graduated? Feeling nostalgic? Watch the inspiring valedictorian speeches and convocation recordings online.

Photo of Indigenous book bundle National Indigenous History Month: book bundle giveaway

Today, June 21, marks National Indigenous Peoples Day which takes place on the summer solstice. June is also National Indigenous History Month. It’s a special occasion to recognize and celebrate Indigenous culture, history, and the outstanding achievements of First Nation, Inuit and Métis people. Spend time engaging in meaningful education, including the 94 Calls to Action in the Truth and Reconciliation Report. To celebrate and support your continued learning, we’re holding a Book Bundle Giveaway for National Indigenous History Month later this week on Facebook! If you’re not on Facebook, please for more information on how to enter.

Photo of NSCC alumni Ryan Messiah Alum builds innovative school in home community, Barbados

Ryan Massiah (ALP ’04 & Business Administration ’06) left Barbados to pursue new opportunities in Canada when he was 20. Today, Ryan’s the CEO of a board-governed, multi-stream organization called Massiah Enterprises, which includes five distinct branches dedicated to commercial cleaning, climate and energy activities, philanthropy, education and agriculture. The board is comprised entirely of NSCC alumni. One of his company’s projects is to build a not-for-profit school in his home community of St. Matthias, Barbados, in cooperation with the United Nations. To learn more, read Ryan’s story.

Photo of NSCC's 25th anniversary logo NSCC 25th Anniversary Fund Surpasses Goal

Alumni are an important part of the NSCC community, and you show your support in countless ways. This past year, we invited you to celebrate NSCC’s 25th anniversary by supporting the NSCC 25th Anniversary Fund. All funds raised support the Rapid Response program, created to meet the shifting needs of students when they need it most. Our goal was to raise $25,000 for 25 years and with your help, we surpassed our goal, with a total of $27,102. We are beyond proud of our alumni community – thank you for your generosity!

Photo of people shaking hands Hire a New Grad

Are you or your employer looking for talent? Thousands of new NSCC grads will be entering the job market this June. Expand your recruitment strategies and reach NSCC talent by using our Career Supports site. Check out our free job posting board and funding information to support new grad hires.

Alumni in the News

Huge congratulations to Stephanie Joline (Radio Television Arts ’04), who was recently featured by CTV News Atlantic for her first feature film, Night Blooms. Written and directed by Stephanie, Night Blooms debuted at Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane and is now available to audiences across the country for rent or purchase on streaming platforms.

P.S. We’re extending our job posting for a full-time Gift Processing & Foundation Administrator until 11:59 pm on June 23, 2022! If you or someone you know is organized, detail-oriented and great with numbers, please consider applying or spreading the word.