Dawn MacNutt ('57, LLD '14)
Dawn MacNutt graduated from Mount Allison with her Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts minor) in 1957, and from Dalhousie University with a Masters of Social Work in 1970. A mother of three, a former social worker, and a sculptor, her life experience fuels her enthusiasm for the work of the Global Brigades. Her admiration for Scott Jones, whose personal and parallel outreach to make the world a better place, is huge.
Currently she creates sculpture from woven wire and natural materials such as willow, often cast into bronze. Almost always they are inspired by the human form, and abstracted to invite individual interpretation. She has shown locally and internationally since the 1980s.
MacNutt's work has been collected by the Museum of Civilization, Rideau Hall, the American Craft Museum, the Owens Art Gallery, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, to name a few. She has commissioned works in many private and public collections, including UOIT Oshawa, the City of Kelowna, the Town of Sackville, and the IWK Hospital in Halifax.
She is a member of Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts and has honorary doctorate degrees from Mount Allison University and Mount Saint Vincent University. Her career has been the subject of many published articles, catalogues, and film, including a CBC documentary.
J. Robert Winters, Q.C.
J. Robert Winters, Q.C., is counsel to Burchell MacDougall in Truro, NS and President of Napwick Holdings Limited, a private holding company.
He is a former chair of Mount Allison’s Board of Regents.
Winters is currently a member of the Nova Scotia Tourist Agency and Dalhousie University’s Dean’s Medical School Advisory Board. He is a former chair of the board of directors for the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
Winters received both the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.