RileyRiley Higdon ('18)
Bachelor of Science with a major in psychology and a minor in biology
Saint John, NB

  • Is a second generation Allisonian. Her mother also studied at Mount A and took psychology and biology.
  • Was an RA in Campbell Hall, a student ambassador, the health intern, a Mount A summer camps intern for two summers, a TA for the psychology department, and worked in the after hours clinic doing intake.
  • Was involved in Orientation, was a health contributor for The Argosy, participated in the SMILE Program, was President of the Health Matter Society, was in a musical, participated in Global Brigades, did the Terry Fox Trek, was a MASSIE conversation partner, played on the field hockey team, participated in Health Care Outreach, and was a Shinerama residence representative.
  • Volunteered at Salem Elementary with the breakfast program and at the Drew Nursing Home.
  • Is attending UNB Fredericton in 2018-2019 to obtain a Bachelor of Education.

"Scholarship funding is definitely an asset, but the funding that goes into the different clubs, societies, trips, and experiential learning aspects at Mount A is what really enriches and enhances your experience."


ShaylaShayla Steeves ('91)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in sociology-anthropology
Sackville, NB

  • Was a student member of the Senate and the Board of Regents, and President of the Galaxy Society, a group for off-campus students.
  • Worked as a non-profit regional director for 10 years and taught as a sociologist at a Halifax university for 16 years.
  • Owned various businesses (e.g. production company, health café) and currently runs Red Bike Way of Life — Life Coaching & Consulting.
  • As a student, ventured to Scotland with the Canadian Studies Society (inspiring her love for travel), and now hosts international students and teaches ESL.
  • Released two music CDs of original compositions and created the Hazel Steeves Prize in Creative Writing in memory of her mother.

"I had really great professors and smaller classes. The close-knit nature gave a real sense of community and belonging. I have attended three other universities since Mount Allison and I felt like I really belonged at Mount A, I was a part of the community there."