STU Alumni Association
As a graduate of St. Thomas University, you become a lifetime member of the Alumni Association. Your Alumni Association relies on engaged volunteers for many of its activities.
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Meet the STUAA Board of Directors
Dennis Livingstone, BA’ 73 - President (Riverview, NB)
Dennis Livingstone began his career as the Drama Resource Person to the provincial Department of Youth. While there, he worked with youth theatre groups in Moncton and Riverview. After completing a BEd and studying Music at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, he taught Music in the west end schools of Moncton. In his thirty years as an educator, Dennis has conducted music and drama workshops throughout our country.
Don Bossé, BA’82, BEd’83 - Vice-President (Fredericton, NB)
Don is the director of music and Fine Arts Department Head at Fredericton High School. He is a lecturer at St. Thomas University and the founder and director of STU Jazz. In 2015 he was awarded the Lieutenant-Governor's NB Youth Orchestra Award for his leadership for the musical development of the youth of New Brunswick. In 2016 he was named MusiCounts Teacher of the Year, sponsored by the iconic rock group RUSH, and honoured at the 2016 Juno Awards.
Margaret (Margie) Tracy, BA '75 - Past President (Fredericton, NB)
Margie spent 40 years working in the electricity industry. After graduating from STU, she spent the bulk of her career working for New Brunswick Power, serving in many different areas. She also worked with the New Brunswick Systems Operator (NBSO). Since graduating in 1975, she has remained connected to the university community. She writes, “St. Thomas University has a ‘Past for Marking Futures’ and I am as proud of STU today as I was as a student.”
Melissa Wah, BA'10 - Secretary (Fredericton, NB)
Melissa is a communications professional who continues to build a career supporting non-profit organizations and government programs. During her time at STU she held several positions on the Students’ Union, sat on the St. Thomas University Board of Governors, and was a member of the grad class committee. She always says the most valuable lesson she took away from STU was the power of community.
Dr. Dawne Clarke, BA'95 - At Large Member (Fredericton)
Dr. Dawne Clarke is a professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from St. Thomas University and a Master’s of Arts and PhD in Sociology from University of New Brunswick. She has authored numerous reviews and book chapters, as well as a book, A Sociological Study of Scholarly Writing and Publishing: How Academics Produce and Share Their Research. Clarke has served on numerous university committees.
Bibi Wasiimah Joomun, BA'20 - At Large Member (Ottawa, ON)
Since completing her degree in Criminology, Criminal Justice & Psychology, Wasiimah has worked as the Executive Director for the New Brunswick of Student Alliance before moving to Ottawa. Wasiimah is currently living on the unceded & unsurrended Territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation (Ottawa), and working as the Member Relations Officer at the Canadian Alliance of Students Associations. During her time at STU, Wasiimah contributed to the campus community through her involvement with Residence Life, the STU Students' Union, and the STU International Student Association. As a recent graduate, Wasiimah is looking forward to staying connected with and further contributing to the close-knit STU community as a member of the STU Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Mary Beth Gorey, BA’75 - At Large Member - (Fredericton, NB)
During her 32 years in education, Mary Beth worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist (Univ. of Maine, B.Sc., ’80, MA, ’87) and then as a resource teacher in several districts in New Brunswick. She retired in 2012 though continues to help in the Student Accessibility office at STU. She enjoys volunteering, travel and participating in sporting activities.
Suzanne Lalla-Murphy, BA’ 88 - Member at Large (Fredericton, NB)
Suzanne works for Scotiabank and won the Best Employee of 2018 award. She enjoys spending time with her family and collecting stamps and old coins. She has been a volunteer in different foundations like the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cancer Society, Diabetes NB and Big Brother Big Sister. She is also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Alaina Mejia, BA'21 - At Large Member (Corner Brook, NL)
Alaina is currently living in Corner Brook, NL and is working as a Residence Life Officer at Memorial University. While obtaining her degree in Great Books and Criminology at STU, Alaina contributed to the campus community through her involvement with Residence Life, Moot Court, athletics, and STUSU. As a recent graduate, Alaina is passionate about bridging the gap between current students and alumni and utilizing alumni resources to further enrich life on campus.
Sabrina Sotiriu, BA'10 - At Large Member (Ottawa, ON)
Currently working in government relations and completing a bilingual PhD in trans-Atlantic Nationalism at the University of Ottawa, Sabrina worked for almost a decade on Parliament Hill in Ottawa for MPs both in government and opposition from all over Canada. In her four years at STU, Sabrina was involved with STUISA, the Students’ Union, as well as the Political Science Society among the many clubs on campus, Model United Nations, and so on. In this new role with the Alumni Association Board of Directors, Sabrina is able to give back to her alma mater and contribute to the St. Thomas community more consistently, after a decade of being a liaison for Ottawa-based STU alumni.
Dr. Angela Wisniewski, BA'03 - At Large Member (Fredericton, NB)
Dr. Angela Wisniewski is an Assistant Professor with the Communications and Public Policy Program in the Department of Journalism and Communications. She began her academic studies at STU, where she completed a BA in the Science and Technology Studies program. She has since completed an Interdisciplinary M.A. and a PhD in Sociology from the University of New Brunswick. She has researched with the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research, and she is now serving as a board member for the Centre. She also participates in STU research and teaching networks, such as the Faculty Environmental Research Network (FERN). She loves participating in campus life, especially attending varsity sports and STU Musical Theatre.
Brianna Workman, BA'19 - At Large Member (Ottawa, ON)
Since her time at STU, Brianna completed her Master of Political Management at Carleton University and has been working in several communications, government relations and policy roles with a public affairs firm and in education-focused not-for-profit organizations in Ottawa. During her time at STU, Brianna was involved in various aspects of campus life including the STU Students’ Union, Moot Court and Residence Life. As a recent graduate, Brianna is pleased to remain connected and further contribute to STU’s unique, close-knit community as a member of the STU Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Jodi Misheal - Vice-President Advancement and Alumni Relations - Ex-Officio
Wanda Bearresto, BA'87 - Alumni Affairs Officer - Ex-Officio