An Indigenous learner’s journey

Jonah Simon’s NBCC experience started more than a decade ago. He enrolled in the Criminal Justice: Police Foundations program at the Miramichi Campus but quickly realized he needed more time to assess his options and determine his career path. It took several years, but Simon re-enrolled in Police Foundations in 2018 and, in June 2020, … Read more

Inspired by the Past, Looking Forward to the Future: Jayne Holyoke

Jayne Holyoke is a second-generation NBCC student and the proud recipient of this year’s NBCC Alumni Family Scholarship, an annual award that supports and encourages future generations of NBCC alumni, generously sponsored by TD Insurance. Embarking on a new career path as a mature learner takes both courage and determination, two characteristics that Jayne Holyoke … Read more

Inspired by the Past, Looking Forward to the Future: Amanda O’Blenis

Amanda O’Blenis is a second-generation NBCC student and the proud recipient of this year’s NBCC Alumni Family Scholarship, an annual award that supports and encourages future generations of NBCC alumni, generously sponsored by TD Insurance. Intent on making a difference for both her family and her community, Amanda O’Blenis is following in the footsteps of … Read more

Alumni Awards demonstrate NBCC’s impact on community, industry

A soldier turned health care pioneer. A family business owner expanding his leadership capacity. A rising star on the global nuclear stage. An early innovator in Cloud computing. What do they have in common? They all started their careers at NBCC, and they’re all recipients of the College’s Alumni Recognition Awards for 2020. NBCC alumni … Read more

Moncton musician pens song for NBCC

Alex Madsen

At the age of 46, Alex Madsen “had to move forward; couldn’t stay the same.” Seeking greater financial security for his family, the Moncton musician overcame all his fears and self-doubt and enrolled in the plumbing program at NBCC, proving it’s never too late for a change. Now he’s sharing his experience in a song … Read more

Recent alumnus gives back to community

When the staff at NBCC talked about community leadership, Kevin Laguerta was paying attention. When he saw people in his community suffering financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, he put his service learning experience to work. Laguerta, an international learner, completed the Accounting and Payroll Administration program at the Moncton Campus in … Read more

A family tradition of NBCC: Tiffany Hanley

A widow with two daughters to support, Tiffany Hanley needed to build a new career and a new life for her family. She took a leap of faith and enrolled at NBCC. It was a leap she knew well – one she had watched her mother take a generation earlier. As the second generation of … Read more

Warm greeting beats cold weather for international student

Editor’s note: the following was reposted from edgsj.com (Greater Economic Development Saint John) with permission. Arriving from sunny Jamaica on a cold, foggy early September day, Donique Pottinger wondered what she’d gotten herself into. She’d been looking for a change and a chance to grow but arriving in a new community far from home was … Read more

International alumna makes Saint John home

Editor’s note: the following was reposted from edgsj.com (Greater Economic Development Saint John) with permission. With increasing political and economic turmoil in Brazil, Isabela and Gileno made the decision to start looking for a safer more stable country to call home. Isabela always wanted to move abroad, and in her career as an Account Manager … Read more

A study adventure becomes a new life in Canada

Editor’s Note: The following is reposted from edgsj.com, Economic Development Greater Saint John, with permission.   Bruno Silva came to Saint John in the fall of 2018 with the goal of learning English.  He registered as an international student in NBCC’s Cybersecurity program and with his wife and two-year-old son, left Brazil for a study adventure … Read more

NBCC recognizes outstanding alumni

FREDERICTON – An advocate for women in trades, an emerging business leader, an innovative problem solver and a veteran entrepreneur with a streak of community spirit a mile wide were recently recognized by New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) at the 2019 Alumni Recognition Awards ceremony. NBCC alumni Ashley Ritchie, Kerri Gaskin, Marc Albert and Laura … Read more