A bright future from a dark past

SAINT JOHN – Three years ago, Jennifer Howe’s life looked very different than it does today. Addicted to drugs and alcohol, she had no direction and no idea what she wanted to do with her life. She got clean, and then she got interested in nursing as a career. “I never had a dream of … Read more

Working hard to achieve her dreams

FREDERICTON – If there’s one word to describe Rebbecca Taylor, it’s “determined.” Life has thrown many challenges her way, but Taylor has met them all with purpose and resolve. Her hard work, grit and fortitude will be on full display on Monday, June 24 as she receives her diploma from the Practical Nurse program at … Read more

A journey of learning

ST. ANDREWS – A desire to better herself and help others in her community led Jennie Schmitz to the Human Services program at NBCC St. Andrews Campus – but the road to getting there wasn’t always smooth. “I struggled really bad in high school,” Schmitz, who has overcome learning difficulties, said. “I was told I … Read more

Building for buddies

MONCTON – When community service meets learning, that’s the NBCC Advantage. Across six campuses, NBCC seeks engaging opportunities for its learners to give back to their communities while completing their programs. At the Moncton Campus, Carpentry and Educational Assistant students recently had the opportunity to collaborate on a community project that provided both classes with … Read more

A better life for learners and the community

ESGENOOPETITJ FIRST NATION – At Esgenoopetitj First Nation, a group of new graduates have taken steps to improve their own lives, as well as the lives of those in their community. The first Early Childhood Educator class from Esgenoopetitj is graduating from NBCC Miramichi Campus on Friday, June 21. They completed their studies in their … 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

Continuing a culture of community in St. Andrews

ST. ANDREWS – At New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), giving back to the community comes as second nature to students and staff. The College has a long history of supporting the communities in which its students learn. The St. Andrews Campus was recently recognized for its community support with a Power of Collaboration Award from … Read more

A not-so-newcomer’s journey to NBCC

EDITOR’S NOTE: Miruna Timotin, a 2019 Business Administration: Marketing graduate of the Fredericton Campus of NBCC who immigrated to Canada from Romania 13 years ago, completed a five-week work placement with the College’s Community and Government Relations department. Part of her on-the-job training in communications included writing about her NBCC experience. By Miruna Timotin Originally … Read more

Making memories for the community

03 June 2019 WOODSTOCK – New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) learners are making memories across all six Campuses this month as they prepare for graduation. At the Woodstock Campus, Practical Nurse students are also making memories for the community. A class presentation about geriatrics led Acute Care nursing student Brandy Ruff to consider the effects … Read more

Never too late to learn

FREDERICTON – After two Master’s degrees, a Fulbright Scholarship, a 10-year career in communications technology and a 10-year stint at the American embassy, Silvia Moreno of Ecuador still felt she had more to learn. She was bringing up two children on her own, her job at the embassy had been eliminated and her sons wanted … Read more