September. Enjoying perfect weather on move-in day and
a special Commencement celebration, the Class of 2015
students, as well as faculty, staff, and the surrounding community.
MacLellan, says, "Orientation is so much more than just a fun week
of activities and events; it is the start of the next four (or more) years of
students' lives. I am so happy with how the week turned out. It was a
wonderful collaborative effort between our Orientation committee,
the University community, and the Town of Sackville."
sentiment. During her move into Hunton House she shared
her impressions of Mount Allison thus far. "I'm really excited.
I woke up really early this morning and the whole drive here
because of the English program; many people have told me it's
great. I also heard good things about the swim team, which is
important to me. My sister went here, so I am familiar with the
campus and I know Mount Allison has a really good meal hall,
which is always a bonus."
with Canada's Governor General, His Excellency the Right
Honourable David Johnston receiving an honorary degree
incoming class, their families, friends, and the University and
surrounding community, encouraging students to take advantage of
all the opportunities Mount Allison has to offer and using these to
learn and make change in their own communities. He said, "There is
no doubt you can make a difference and transform our society -- the
only question is: how you will go about it?"
graduates Debbie ('90) and Jennifer ('97), who presented the senior
class cane at the ceremony. Johnston drew laughs when he said, "Quite
apart from my profound gratitude for the outstanding education they
received at Mount Allison, I am also grateful to you for trying to put
me on an equal footing with them by granting me this degree!"
opened Commencement, welcoming the incoming class and offi-
cially launching the Year of Science and Discovery at Mount Allison,
while Chancellor Peter Mansbridge offered insight on making the
transition for both students and their families.
Hon. Margaret McCain, Chancellor Peter Mansbridge, and Lieutenant Governor Graydon Nicholas