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Alumni stories

Chrissi Cochrane with guitar
Crissi Cochrane shares the sweet sound of success Crissi Cochrane is a Music Business alum with over 13 million listens on Spotify. She co-founded a music co-op and is currently crowd-funding her first animated music video. But what's most impressive about Crissi is how she's giving a hand-up to others in her community as she makes her way to the top.
Kara Friesen
From farm to table Kara Friesen has launched a local meal-kit business with produce straight from Nova Scotia farms. Kara’s vision for this sustainable business was supported by the Scotiabank Entrepreneur in the Making Program and enabled her to bring farm fresh to the Annapolis Valley and HRM.
juno keizer in work gear
Finding community at NSCC Alum Juno Keizer, a proud father of two daughters, and recent participant in the Irving Pathways to Shipbuilding Program, shares his experience on the program and the community support that made the journey worthwhile. View his story and others as part of the NSCC Foundation Lead the Way campaign.
Daniel working on aircraft
Ugandan brothers excel in aircraft maintenance Brothers Daniel Kakonge and Nicholas Kazairwe travelled from across the world to NSCC’s Aviation Institute to pursue their life-long goal to fix aircraft.
Aaron Higgins
Grad named best in Canada NSCC alum Aaron Higgins completed his apprenticeship at Atlantic Acura in Halifax, where he achieved his Red Seal and later his Acura Platinum Designation—a milestone that qualified him to compete in Acura Canada’s Annual National Technical Skills Competition.
Jamie Gerrard
Paying it forward Three-time grad Jamie Gerard is investing his time and energy into NSCC students through mentoring, advising, and hiring.