ClaireClaire Kelly (’09)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in psychology, minor in English
Fredericton, NB

  • Like her mother, was valedictorian of her graduating class.
  • Was involved in Garnet & Gold, intramural soccer and ultimate frisbee, Tintamarre, Eco-Action, MASSIE, was co-social chair of Windsor, and hosted a radio show on CHMA with her sister, Alyson ('11).
  • Was the first International Centre student assistant when it opened in 2008.
  • Has a Master's degree in Immigration & Settlement Studies. Now working in immigration with the provincial government, specifically on programs to help international students stay in New Brunswick as permanent residents.
  • Independently organized "MTA in the GTA" — a Mount Allison reunion event in Toronto with more than 50 alumni in attendance.

"I think that enthusiasm is contagious. You have to keep that going — that special connection to Mount A. It has changed, and will continue to change over the years, but there are elements that keep it the same."


JoAnnJo-Ann Roberts (77)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in political science
Halifax, NS

  • Daughters Claire ('09) and Alyson ('11) attended Mount Allison.
  • Was house president of Windsor in second year and an assistant don in third year.
  • Was a student representative on the Board of Regents, belonged to the debating society, and was very involved in residence life.
  • After returning to Sackville as an adult, prepared for her CBC interview at CHMA.
  • Developed the curiosity that led her to journalism at Mount Allison.

"I don't think we advance as a society without education. Mount Allison is where my strong education began. Not only is it a place that supported me but that I believe is valuable for the future."


EllaElla Roberts (’54)
Bachelor of Arts secretarial
Halifax, NS

  • Late husband is a member of the Class of 1952 and all four children attended Mount A.
  • Vice-President of her class.
  • Travels annually with four of her classmates.
  • Was co-chair of the Global Brigades Gala in Halifax.
  • Lived in Hart Hall when it was a ladies’ residence.

“A strong university depends on the strength of their alumni. The need exists, so I think that supporting the University is the right thing to do.”