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stuart McAdam Wins
Aus student-Athlete
community service Award
tuart McAdam's commitment to his team is commendable, but it is
his commitment to his community that landed him the 2011 AUS
Student-Athlete Community Service award.
A senior soccer player from Halifax, nS, he spends countless hours off the
field giving back to the community.
McAdam plans to pursue a career in medicine and has begun paving the
way as a volunteer with Global Brigades. He has gone to Honduras each
February to provide medical support and critical health care services.
He has also run activities for patients at the QEII Hospital in Halifax,
and volunteered with the Red Cross and the victorian Order of nurses.
McAdam is a familiar face to residents of the Drew nursing Home in
Sackville, nB. He began visiting the home last summer while doing re-
search for his thesis, but loved it so much, he kept coming back to help out.
Besides his work in the medical field, he also co-coached Sackville's
Under-16 and Under-18 boys' soccer teams, and serves as a volunteer
tutor, a calculus teaching assistant, and a volunteer chemistry researcher
at Mount Allison.
McAdam has managed to do all this while playing soccer and maintain-
ing a GPA of more than 4.2 as he completes his honours chemistry degree.
"Stuart embodies the meaning of the label `student-athlete,' excelling
both on the field and in his academics," says Mounties' head coach Roy
Chineh. "He is just an exceptional individual and serves as an inspiration
to both our team and the University community."
McAdam is the second Mount Allison soccer player to win this award in
recent years. Curtis Michaelis took it home in 2008.
Brunton project something to celebrate
ount Allison's treasured music performance space, Brunton
Auditorium, recently underwent a major restoration to re-
place all of the aging seats and the flooring.
The venue was unveiled at a gala celebration last semester that fea-
tured performances by Mount Allison's talented Music faculty.
The capacity crowd included many of the campaign's donors, mem-
bers of the Mount Allison community, as well as Mike Olscamp,
new Brunswick's minister of agriculture, aquaculture, and fisheries.
"The gala was a wonderful celebration of our revitalized perfor-
mance space," says Music department head Dr. Elizabeth Wells.
"We are so pleased with the tremendous support for Music at
Mount Allison and look forward to the continued enhancement
of Brunton."
The restoration was made possible by the generous support of
faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University through a
fund raising effort that has raised more than $350,000 to date.
A donation of $500 or more gave donors the opportunity to
dedicate a seat inscribed with their name, or in tribute to someone
"The conservatory gave me so much to set me on my life's path, I
wanted to give a little back, especially to this auditorium in which
I enjoyed so many hours of rehearsing and performing," says
Cheryl Reid O'Hagan ('70).
Approximately 200 seats are still available for dedication and can
be purchased online at
or by calling
The Brunton Auditorium renovation is unveiled at a gala celebration
AUS Student-Athlete Community Service Award winner Stuart McAdam