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Scott Mehan (BA'18) stays at UNB to support students on the Saint John campus

Author: UNB Alumni

Posted on Oct 26, 2022

Category: UNB Saint John , Young Alumni , Inspiring Stories


When Scott Mehan (BA'18) completed his studies on UNB’s Saint John campus in the spring of 2018, it was no surprise that he decided to stay and work for the Registrar’s office shortly after. He’d grown to love the tight-knit community of UNB and the city of Saint John, since leaving his hometown of St. Stephen to pursue his studies. Ever since, Scott has played an active role in the UNB community - even working on campus in many capacities throughout the summer months of his degree.

Now as the Registrar’s Office Student Response Assistant, Scott says he enjoys using his own student experience to support incoming and returning students at UNB.

“With the experience I had around campus and the connections I had made throughout my undergraduate degree, I said why not apply,” says Scott. “It was eye opening to see the things I wished I’d known as a student, and I like to share this knowledge now as a staff member, whether it be offering advice on how to get involved on campus or assisting students in reaching their academic goals.”

In his role, Scott is responsible for updating academic financial records, assisting with student inquiries, serving as the liaison between students and their faculty contacts, as well as assisting faculty and staff with any support requests sent through the Registrar’s Office. As a recent graduate himself, Scott can relate to many aspects of the UNB experience and reflects on this day-to-day in his role.

“I chose to stay and work at UNB as an alum because I enjoy the culture, the people and I learn something new every day. That’s the great part about it, I’m always learning something new.”

Scott’s passion for UNB began early on as a student, and he’s been a familiar face in many corners of campus ever since. As a student, he spent his extracurricular time working with The Baron, UNB Saint John’s student publication, in addition to volunteering for various campus initiatives such as Shinerama.

He also worked for a period of time in the campus mailroom, spent his summer days working for the Athletics Department on their children’s summer camps, and summer evenings serving as an RA in the residence community.

“I’m grateful for everything UNB gave me as a student and am grateful now for the opportunities to grow, meet new people and work with so many great faculty and staff. It’s been very rewarding to give back to students and to the greater community at UNB Saint John.”

 

We are highlighting some of our #ProudlyUNB alumni who have chosen to stay, or come back to work at UNB, in celebration of Red + Black Day.