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32 / Summer 2011 / RECORD
Murray Baillie ('69)
has given 75 blood
donations to Canadian Blood Services. He got
his start at Mount Allison in '66.
Ian Bourne ('69)
was recently named a 2011
Fellow by the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Ian is currently chairman, Ballard Power Systems.
1970s
Donna Trafford ('73)
had been working as
the principal of ISSC in Shenzhen, China, an
international K-12 school serving over 20 differ-
ent nationalities since '06. Several Allisonians
joined her staff since '07. She writes, "We were
pleasantly surprised that this many Mount
Allison grads, spanning the grad years '73 to
'08 converged on these school grounds in one
school year ('09-'10). We shared a special bond,
as Mount Allison graduates working and living
abroad, and we made many wonderful memo-
ries together -- memories that will be with
us forever." Pictured (l-r) are
Jessica L.
Chapman ('08)
,
Joey Creelman ('01)
,
Ross
Henderson ('75)
,
Donna Trafford ('73)
,
Marie MacPhee ('04)
, and
Erin Malloy ('08)
.
Missing from the picture are
Brad Locke ('07)
and
Pamela Carlin ('03)
.
Tom Clair ('73)
, senior research scientist at
Environment Canada and
Cathy Baker (fac-
ulty, mathematics and computer science)
spent Jan. - Mar. '11 on research leave at the
University of Queensland in Brisbane, AU. In "The
Great Court" at UQ they discovered the Mount
A crest on a pillar amongst the crests of other
Commonwealth universities. Despite being evac-
uated from their hotel, Tom and Cathy survived
the great Brisbane flood of '11 and came away
extremely impressed with the resiliency and
community spirit of this city that was back on its
feet within days of the waters receding.
Martha Johnson ('73)
writes, "We are start-
ing to think of our 40th reunion and I hope you
are too. It's not that far off. Please send me your
e-mail address so that we can update our con-
tact list (
doghouse@nbnet.nb.ca
)."
Since retiring in '07, after 30 years from the pub-
lic school system,
Korona Reardon Brophy
('76)
has been hired by MUN to teach a music
education course. This is her fourth year teaching
this course and she truly loves the challenges.
Her children, Anna, 29, Laura, 27, and Peter,
26, are all well established in the work force
and her husband, Bill, is a retired teacher and
now house painter. Would love to hear from
classmates!
William Briggs ('78)
writes, "On Aug. 7' 10,
after more than 17 years together and after
having delivered four children into the world,
my long-time partner Jackie Bourque and I
got married under sunny skies in Odell Park in
the heart of Fredericton. It was a rather casual
affair with about 50ish guests. We are serious
foodies and we catered our own affair. And
we gave all comers a gift of a custom-made pot-
tery drinking vessel that was hand made by my
talented wife. It all went off wonderfully well and
we are now closing in on the 18th year."
Rick MacLean ('79)
, a journalism instructor at
Holland College in PEI, wrote a chapter in The
New Journalist: Roles, Skills and Critical Thinking,
published by Emond Montgomery Publica-
tions. The chapter -- Reporting Basics: Accu-
racy, Precision and Balance -- is a look at the
pressures facing the modern media and the
struggle reporters face in trying to cover the
news in this new environment.