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In 2008 Mount Allison University established the Ron
Joyce Centre for Business Studies (RJCBS) -- named in
honour of its benefactor. The $5-million gift signaled a
rejuvenation of Commerce at Mount Allison. In 2009
the program recorded its largest first-year enrolment
and has now embarked on several new initiatives to
enhance the student experience.
In October 2010 the Centre was officially opened with a
celebration that welcomed Ron Joyce and other busi-
ness leaders to campus. The Centre's director, Dr. Tim
Hynes, outlined his plan to distinguish Mount Allison's
Commerce department, and to make the Centre one of
the premier destinations for an undergraduate business
education in Canada.
The University is now working diligently to fund raise a
matching $5 million to further enhance and sustain the
program. As part of this effort, the Founders Circle was
established to support the University's vision for the
Centre. To date, Founders Circle donors have con-
tributed individual leadership gifts totaling more than
$1 million.
Hynes says, "The Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies
wouldn't be what it is today without the generosity of
our alumni and the business community. The Founders
Circle in particular will directly contribute to the growth
of the Commerce program's experiential component."
If you are interested in joining the Founders
Circle and sharing in the vision of the Ron
Joyce Centre for Business Studies, call
University Advancement at (506) 364-2343.
"The University has a well-established reputation in
liberal arts and sciences and I believe a strong Commerce
program is integral to being a balanced and successful
institution. Being in business myself, I certainly feel this
type of program is hugely beneficial for the growth of
tomorrow's business leaders."
Dennis R. Starritt ('64)
Principal, Bluewater Investment Management Inc.
"My support for Mount Allison, and in particular the
Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies, is built on three
principles: recognizing something special, giving some-
thing back, and making something better."
Kenneth W. Young ('80)
Vice-President, Land, Enerplus
"I believe there is no better way to prepare someone for
a business career than to offer them access to a liberal
arts education. No institution in Canada does this
better than Mount Allison. The RJCBS leverages this
liberal arts environment, while also providing a mix of
academics and exposure to the business world."
Jane Craighead ('80) PhD, CA
Senior Vice-President, Total Rewards, Scotiabank
Commerce benefits from generosity of Founders Circle
JUMP Campaign total
as of January:
$83.4 million
Our goal:
$86 million
Thank you for your continued support. Together
we will reach our goal.