Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Our Student Success Leaders will help you gather as much information as you need to make an informed decision. Find your geographic location below and connect with us. We are here to help:

Kate MacDonald – Greater Toronto Area, Caribbean
Erica Moore – Nova Scotia, USA, International
Stephanie Brennan – Nova Scotia
Lauren Agnew – Greater Toronto Area, Southwestern Ontario
Donald Rasmussen – China
Mariah MacKeigan – Eastern Ontario, Quebec
Erin Draper – Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland
Matt Dolansky – Prairies, Territories and Western Canada

Kate MacDonald

Developmental Studies & Political Science
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Phone: 902-867-5451

Kate graduated in 2015 from StFX and can confidently say that attending university on the East Coast was one of her greatest decisions. Raised in a suburb of the Nation's Capital, Kate has fully adapted to life in Nova Scotia. She frequents the Ocean as often as possible for a breathtaking sunset or quick dip in the water. As a loyal Chillis Chick and past Senior Class President for her graduating class, Kate enjoys being a friendly face on campus. During the Fall, you can find Kate meeting students throughout Toronto and the GTA to help navigate their best university options.

Erica Moore

BA with joint major History and Sociology
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Phone: 902-867-3357

I am from Halifax and went to JL Ilsley High School. I played competitive sports throughout my life, and was a member of the StFX women’s volleyball team. I currently officiate volleyball and I enjoy playing volleyball, golf and squash. Matt Dolansky and I have some pretty competitive squash matches!

During my time at StFX, I participated in a student exchange to Australia, course-based service learning, and was a student ambassador for the Embassy of Australia to promote studying abroad. Upon my graduation in 2012, I began my current position as a Student Success Leader. I love my job because it provides me with ample opportunities to meet new people, experience new cultures, and share my passion for StFX.  When I'm not working or travelling, I like to read, relax at the beach and keep active with family and friends.

Stephanie Brennan

BA Human Kinetics, Minor in French
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Phone: 902-867-5938

Stephanie is a Native of New Brunswick who now calls Nova Scotia home. She is a member of the St. FX recruitment team and a Student Success Leader for the incoming students of Nova Scotia. Graduate of the 2016 class and a washed up St. FX athlete, she can now be found trying to discover the secret Tall&Small granola bar recipe. 

Lauren Agnew

BAHK, minor in English
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Phone: 902-867-5451

A former Ontarian turned East Coast Enthusiast, Lauren is a happily retired varsity athlete who now works as a Student Success Leader for students from southwestern Ontario and the GTA. When she’s not correcting your grammar, you can find Lauren avoiding the gym and trying to pet every dog she passes.

Donald Rasmussen

BA / BEd
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Donald was born in Antigonish, and began attending StFX in 2005. Completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2009, he then studied for an additional two years to receive a Bachelor of Education degree in 2011. Following his time at StFX, Donald spent three years teaching in China, at Changzhou University. In 2014, Donald returned to Canada to work in the Recruitment & Admissions Department at StFX, and now focuses specifically on recruiting international students from within China.

Mariah MacKeigan

BSc (Biology) 2013,
BBA (Leadership in Management) 2014
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Phone: 613-301-0434

I was born and raised in Halifax, NS before starting my five-year adventure at StFX in the Fall of 2009. At StFX, I was involved in all aspects of student life – assisting in a Biology lab, serving as a House Council member in Chillis, working as a Vice President and Chair of Council at the Students’ Union, and volunteering with the Habitat for Humanity society. I also rarely missed a Friday night hockey game or Wing Night!

Sharing the StFX experience with students in Ontario and Quebec is the best part of my job, so please feel free to reach out and connect with me anytime!

Erin Draper

BA with Honours, major in Sociology, minor in Fine Arts
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Phone: 902-867-5426

After 5 years living overseas, Erin has returned to Antigonish as a Student Success Leader to welcome future students to StFX University. You'll find her spreading the word about the StFX experience in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland. 

Matt Dolansky

Degree: BBA (Major Accounting,
Minor: Political Science)
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Phone: 403-831-9303

Coming to StFX in 2009 from Fort McMurray, AB, Matt began a four-year grand tour of campus that included living in three different residences, stints as both a Residence Assistant and a Hall Director, and coaching a championship rec hockey team. Since graduating and joining the recruitment team in 2013, Matt has been living in Calgary and floating around Western Canada spreading the good word about StFX. When not on the road he can be found in various cafés around downtown Calgary, pursuing a career in professional bocce, or working on his line dancing.

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