Saint Mary’s University Alumni Association publishes their annual Maroon + White Magazine, featuring inspiring stories about SMU graduates who are following their passions and making lasting impressions in their field. I’ve been asked by the alumni association to write for the publication for the past five issues and it’s been an absolute highlight for me each year.
The Spring 2022 stories I wrote feature Steve Snider (Building Bridges That Last A Lifetime: Steve Snider, BComm’79”) and Catherine Reeves (For the Love of Animals: Catherine Reeves BSc’09). Steve was set to retire as the CEO of Halifax Harbour Bridges and reflected on how being a SMU alumni impacted his decades-long career. Catherine’s love for animals, which she nurtured at SMU, guided her to making new discoveries in science and within herself.
For the Spring 2023 issue, I interviewed six new graduates to help tell their stories about their time at SMU and what they learned inside the classroom, on campus, and virtually while attending university during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Their experiences showcase the many ways that SMU is part of their lives and is helping to shape their futures.
Thank you to Mary Ann Daye at SMU and your team at the alumni association for continuing to invite me back to write for Maroon + White. I look forward to our next encore!