On September 18th, Noel Pendergast (School of Health Sciences) was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at the AGM of the Nova Scotia Lung Association. Dave Wilson, Nova Scotia Minister of Health and Wellness, presented Noel with the award for his volunteer work in the community promoting lung health. Congratulations to Noel on this accomplishment!
After six years at Saint Mary’s University, Professor Catherine Anne Gunn (School of Health Sciences) received her Master of Business Administration. Gunn completed her MBA as a part-time student while teaching full time in Dalhousie University’s School of Health Science and raising a family. In her address to graduates, she highlighted many of the challenges she’s faced over the years, and the rewards she reaped at the end of the long tunnel.
“I am not sure if there is anyone that is more excited than me to be in this room today,” said a beaming Catherine Anne Gunn, valedictorian for the ceremonies.
“It’s good to be challenged,” she said. “It forces you to work harder and draw on the strengths of your classmates, teachers, colleagues, friends, and family. And it makes you dig deep inside yourself and discover skills you didn’t know existed.”