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Message from the President

In 2003, I graduated from Canso Academy, left the comforts of home and became a Xaverian.  Like all other Xaverians, the years that followed changed my life, for the better and forever. 

Friends, classmates, professors, staff and mentors all made their mark and helped me grow to push past the boundaries I had set for myself and ultimately, become more than I thought I could.  I met lifelong friends, my wife-to-be, and people that I know will have lasting impacts on their communities. 

It is no exaggeration to say StFX has played a significant role in making me who I am.

Sound familiar?  It should.  Save the specifics, it’s the same journey that most of us treasure about our time at StFX.  It’s the shared journey, steeped in shared values, that is now the strong foundation of our alumni community. 

I got involved with the StFX Alumni Association to contribute to this amazing community.  The Alumni Association exists to foster connections between alumni and the University.  As part of our commitment to act on this mission, the Alumni Association has developed its first strategic plan. 

Our vision is to be the most engaged and connected alumni community in Canada.  This will be achieved by enhancing opportunities to connect, improving communication, acting strategically to achieve university priorities, supporting volunteers, ensuring sustainability and fostering community engagement. 

Our mission, vision and priorities all serve to build on the strong foundation of our alumni community.

While the Alumni Association has had a number of significant successes throughout its history, we are excited by the potential for success in the years to come.  That success cannot be achieved without our vast network of volunteers. Their commitment of time, talent and enthusiasm will carry forward the foundations of our strategic plan.  From organizing local student send-offs and X-Ring celebrations to social events, volunteers are the backbone of the Alumni Association.

The one thing I ask of each of you is to consider getting involved in any way you can.  We all know that when Xaverian’s put their heads together we can accomplish great things!

I am excited to serve our alumni community in this capacity and look forward to meeting you and engaging with you around how together, we can build on our proud history.

Hail & Health,

 

Glenn Horne

President, StFX Alumni Association

Glenn Horne has been an Alumni Council member since 2011.  He is a former President of the Ottawa Chapter and held the positions of Secretary and Vice-President before becoming President of the Alumni Association.  He resides in Antigonish, Nova Scotia with his partner Sarah MacDonald, ’09, and is the Municipal Clerk Treasurer of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish. 

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