16 Feature Stories NIGEL MARTIN (’65) Nigel returned to campus this fall as Mount Allison’s first alumni-in-residence 18 22 A HUNTON-BENNETT LOVE STORY Matt Robinson (’12) and Nicole Roy’s (’12) love story comes full circle at Mount A “Any excuse to get together” 20 24 — A NOTE FROM THE REUNION COMMITTEE THE BUSINESS OF SCIENCE Stephanie Brown (’81) turns a love of science into a successful marketing and sales career MOUNT A MOMENTS Bob (’60) and Sue Winsor (’60) share time and treasure with their alma mater In the past few years the Homecoming and Reunion subcommittee of the Alumni Board has worked hard to offer and create opportunities for alumni to find “any excuse” to get together. In the past few years, we have seen a marked increase in attendance at both Homecoming and Reunions. By expanding beyond the traditional class reunion model, the Alumni Board has also focused on affinity reunions such as sports teams, residences, and faculty reunions. We have also strived to inform alumni about the success of our sports teams. Who can forget the playoff games for both the women’s hockey and football teams in 2014? Alumni and friends attended these playoff games in huge numbers, often out-numbering the opposing teams fans at their home games. After the Mitchell Bowl in Hamilton and the women’s hockey playoffs in Moncton in 2014, it’s worth quoting David Rahilly (’95) — “There is no such thing as home field advantage, when you are playing against Mount A.” On May 7 -10, 2015, all alumni and friends will have the best excuse to get together that we have had in 25 years. We will be celebrating Mount Allison’s 175th Anniversary at Reunion ’15. You are all invited to return to Mount Allison to celebrate. Make plans to join us — even if it is only for one night. Highlights include a concert with the New Brunswick Symphony featuring Eleanor McCain (’91), the 175th Anniversary Kitchen Party and Dance featuring an all alumni line-up with David Myles (’03), In-Flight Safety, and The Barra MacNeils. The Alumni Banquet and Dessert Gala will be another highlight of the weekend. Simply register to let us know you are coming back at www.mta.ca/reunion. On behalf of all the alumni board of directors, we look forward to seeing you in May. THE ART OF CONSERVATION Many graduates working in art conservation can trace their start back to the University’s Owens Art Gallery Charlie Scott (’83) Chair, Reunion and Homecoming Subcommittee Board Notes 1