Impact of Giving

New soccer scholarship honours life of UNB prof

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: April 26, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Creating Opportunities for Students , Scholarships and Bursaries , Tribute Gifts


The late Dr. Gary Worrell (BPE '75) found tremendous pride in helping countless UNB Saint John students who benefited from his compassionate guidance. He spent his entire 41-year professional career at UNB Saint John, where  his memory will continue to live on.  To honour his memory, Gary’s wife, Sue, along with their family and friends have established the Dr. Gary Worrell Memorial Soccer Scholarship. The award will be given to a Saint John campus student who is a member of...

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A legacy of love

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: January 5, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Donor Stories , Scholarships and Bursaries , Alumni Annual Giving , Bequests , Creating Opportunities for Students , Tribute Gifts



Marilyn Garland considered herself “small but mighty.” A force to be reckoned with, she easily held her own in the company of UNB’s basketball teams, which she so loved. A steadfast donor to UNB during her life, upon her death in 2018 Marilyn (BT 1979) left the university a generous bequest of $100,000, divided evenly between an athletics scholarship for New Brunswick students and an engineering scholarship she established in her late husband’s name. A teacher by...

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New education awards honour late dean Ann Sherman

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: December 23, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Creating Opportunities for Students , Donor Stories , News and Events , Scholarships and Bursaries , Tribute Gifts



Students in the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of education have the opportunity to carry on the legacy of the faculty’s late dean Dr. Ann Sherman, thanks to a generous commitment of $400,000 from the John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation in support of early childhood education. The gift supports the annual awarding of four undergraduate Dr. Ann Sherman Scholarships in Early Childhood Education, valued at $5,000 each; two Dr. Ann Sherman Graduate Fellowships valued at...

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UNB alumni establish scholarship in late mother's name

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: September 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Scholarships and Bursaries , Creating Opportunities for Students , Alumni Annual Giving , News and Events , Tribute Gifts



When brothers William (BA 1974, MA 1982) and Graeme (BBA 1987) MacKinnon decided to honour their late mother Audrey, they knew it had to be in support of students. Audrey did not attend university herself, though she had very much wanted to. When she graduated from Plaster Rock Superior School in 1942, the eldest of seven children, she knew that university would place too much financial hardship on her parents. Instead, she enrolled in secretarial school and learned skills that would prove...

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New residence honours trailblazing couple

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: July 29, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Creating Opportunities for Students , News and Events , Innovation , Tribute Gifts



UNB’s newest student residence in Saint John will honour two key figures in the campus’ history, Dr. Barry Beckett and the late Flora Beckett. The Becketts joined UNB Saint John in 1966. Barry became a chemistry professor and campus registrar. Flora became a mathematics professor and director of the Math Help Centre. They helped build an identity for the campus based upon research excellence and community engagement.The 40,000-sq.ft, geothermally heated Barry and Flora Beckett...

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The McLean family legacy

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: December 30, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Scholarships and Bursaries , Tribute Gifts , Bequests , Creating Opportunities for Students , Donor Stories , News and Events



Alan and Joyce McLean always believed in the importance of sharing – not just their financial resources, but also of themselves.Alan, or “Al,” was born and raised in Saint John. One of five children with a widowed mother, Al and his siblings all worked to keep the family afloat, and he learned early that it is important to both work hard and look out for the well-being of others. Al’s strong work ethic led him to become a successful businessman. He was president of...

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