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Alex Whynot ('14)
Honours biochemistry student Alex Whynot exemplifies the community spirit Mount Allison is known for.

During his time at Mount A, he has found ways to contribute to not only the Mount Allison community, but nationally and internationally as well.

As President of the Mount Allison chapter of Global Brigades, the world’s largest student-led global health organization, Whynot led a team of 120 students and professionals to Honduras in February 2014.

“We had a remarkable time,” he says. “The water brigade was able to finish a project providing a community with access to water for the first time. Seeing the taps turn on was a magical moment for all involved.”

On campus, Whynot has also worked as a residence assistant and leadership mentor, and was involved in Leadership Mount Allison, the international mentorship program, and health care outreach — a group he founded.

As a personal project, he also organized an annual Terry Fox Trek, travelling with fellow students to a different location each year for a rigorous hike, and raising thousands of dollars for the Terry Fox Foundation to support cancer research.

For his outstanding achievements, Whynot was honoured with the Don Norton Memorial Award, which recognizes the graduating male student who has made the greatest overall contribution to University life.