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NBCC Grad Wins ACCC Student Leadership Award

Ottawa, ON, May 26, 2014 – New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) graduate Alexander Tucker has been recognized with one of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges’ (ACCC) highest honours, the Gold Student Leadership Award. In his two years at the NBCC in Miramichi, Alexander Tucker proved himself as an exemplary student and community member, exceeding expectations both in and out of the classroom.

Alex Tucker

“On behalf of the Board, staff and students of NBCC, I’d like to offer Alex our congratulations on being awarded this prestigious honour,” said Marilyn Luscombe, President and CEO of NBCC. “Alex truly exemplifies our College’s values, and he has encouraged, engaged and inspired many in his community, including us. We are confident that Alex will go on to achieve many more great things as an NBCC alumnus. While this award is very much based on Alex’s individual efforts, I’d also like to thank our faculty and staff for providing Alex and all of our students encouragement and support to step up to leadership and to achieve their personal best.”

Alexander Tucker maintained the highest cumulative GPA in his Protective Services program while also becoming involved in a number of student activities where he demonstrated outstanding and ongoing leadership. Actively involved as an ambassador for NBCC, Tucker also helped with campaigns such as Partners for Mental Health and the college’s Christmas campaigns in support of families in need and soldiers overseas.

“Student success is a key focus of our members’ activities, but so too is ensuring students are partners in the learning process.” said Denise Amyot, ACCC President and CEO. “Through their involvement, students are shaping their college communities and helping others acquire experiences that go well beyond the classroom.”

Student Leadership awards were also awarded to Rumman Ullah Khan of Fanshawe College in London Ontario as well as Caitlyn Nelson of Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

An exchange student from Pakistan, Rumman Ullah Khan was recognized with the Silver Student Leadership Award for his involvement in the college community and for the role of ambassador he has come to play for Fanshawe College.

Caitlyn Nelson, received the Bronze Student Leadership Award in recognition of her impressive level of engagement to promote social justice, both at home and abroad, through her role as the President of Sault College’s local World University Services of Canada (WUSC).

ACCC, soon to be known as Colleges and Institutes Canada, is the national and international voice of 95 per cent of Canada’s publicly funded colleges, institutes and polytechnics. We work with industry and social sectors to train 1.5 million learners of all ages and backgrounds at campuses serving over 3,000 urban, rural and remote communities in Canada. ACCC operates in 29 countries via 13 offices around the world.

With over 90 programs and six campuses across New Brunswick, NBCC is a provincially-recognized, public post-secondary institution reputed for producing skilled, knowledgeable graduates who are contributing to the province’s socio-economic prosperity. NBCC offers students one- and two-year certificate and diploma programs. For more information, visit: www.nbcc.ca.

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For more information contact:
Shawn Dearn

Director of Communications, ACCC
613-746-2222 Ext. 3123
Twitter: @CollegeCan