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Local man receives Award for Culinary Excellence

A local man is among six top Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) culinary graduates who were recognized today, July 16, at the inaugural presentation ceremony for the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Culinary Excellence at Government House in Halifax.  The six award recipients are: — Quentin Connolly, culinary skills, Pictou Campus — Hyungnam Oh, culinary arts,...

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Hard work pays off

Hundreds of students at the Pictou campus of the Nova Scotia Community College walked away from the Pictou County Wellness Centre with diplomas in hand as the college held its convocation ceremony. Cory Reddick was the valedictorian. Read more about it in the June 19 edition of The Advocate....

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NSCC Pictou Campus to celebrate graduates during convocation

NSCC’s Pictou Campus will celebrate approximately 280 graduates during a convocation ceremony on June 13 at 10 a.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The ceremony is one of 21 convocation celebrations taking place across the province to mark the achievements of more than 4,500 NSCC graduates.  All convocation ceremonies will be live-streamed and will be available...

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Sweet spring

With Easter approaching everyone’s sweet tooth kicking in, the Aberdeen Hospital Auxiliary has the solution with its new fundraising event, Chocolate Spring Fest. The group is partnering with the Nova Scotia Community College in Stellarton to celebrate spring and all things sweet with the new event. “There will be a mini fashion show and chocolate...

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MAKE WAY… for students’ future

STELLARTON — Students who attend the Nova Scotia Community College but need help are getting it in a big way, thanks to a massive financial campaign that has raised more than $30 million. About 100 committee members, donors, campus friends, students, alumni and staff gathered on Monday at the NSCC’s Pictou Campus as campaign chairman Rob Sobey announced...

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NSCC principal lauds Sobey donation

STELLARTON — The principal of the Pictou Campus Nova Scotia Community College was over the moon with joy at the announcement of a multi-million dollar contribution to the community college. Donald R. Sobey Foundation, The Sobey Foundation, and Frank, Heather, Karl and Ann Sobey will collectively contribute $6.5 million to empower generations of Nova Scotia...

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Determined cyclist

Making his way around the province, John Smith is hoping to embody the traits he sees in NSCC adult learning program students. Grit and determination are what he sees from adult learners in his position as manager of student services at Nova Scotia Community College campuses in Annapolis Valley. Smith decided, during his deffered leave...

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Congratulations to NSCC class of 2017

To the Editor: It takes a community. After 18 convocations — in communities from Cumberland to Yarmouth to Sydney — I have had the honour of congratulating our 2017 graduates as they complete one chapter and enter another. This year, more than 4,500 individuals, each with their own story to tell, are now able to...

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Campus honours graduates

WESTVILLE ROAD — It was a festive occasion last Thursday for the 2017 convocation at the Nova Scotia Community College’s 2017 convocation for Pictou Campus graduates at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Five major award recipients were among the 260 graduates — 183 of them from Pictou County, who were honoured during the morning exercises....

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All schools closed

All schools in the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board are closed today, November 30. This includes all schools in the counties of Cumberland, Colchester and Pictou, as well as the Municipality of East Hants. This also means that any scheduled extracurricular activities or evening activities are also cancelled. This means that planned trips to WE DAY...

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