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 (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 (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, 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

NBCC alum takes career expertise to international level

Ross Horgan has packed a lot of experience into his 12 years in the nuclear industry. A 2007 graduate of NBCC’s Electrical Engineering Technology program at NBCC, he started working at the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station later that year as an Electrical Instrumentation & Control Maintainer. “During my first month on-site I believe some … Read more

From NBCC to Big Screen success – Matt Shepherd

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Matt Shepherd has worked on some of the biggest movie blockbusters of recent years, but he got his start at the Miramichi Campus of New Brunswick Community College (NBCC). A 2003 graduate of the Animation and Graphics Technology program, Shepherd has reached the pinnacle of his industry, with more than 35 production … Read more

NBCC Alumnus manufactures success

Marc Albert

MONCTON – Hard work + luck = opportunity. That’s been the recipe for success for New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) alumnus Marc Albert, who built a hardware engineering empire from his Computer Engineering Technology diploma from NBCC. Albert went to work for DPL, a New Brunswick engineering firm, shortly after graduating from the Moncton Campus … Read more

NBCC alumnus creates app to improve productivity

Cameron Crain

FREDERICTON – Worried about the amount of time you spend staring at your smartphone? There’s an app for that – and it’s the brainchild of a New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) alum! Cam Crain, a 2017 graduate of the Business Administration: Management program at the Woodstock Campus and the founder of a technology startup called … Read more