CBUAA Annual Awards

The Cape Breton University Alumni Association (CBUAA) has announced its 2019 Annual Alumni Award winners. These awards are presented to deserving graduates and friends of the University who are making extraordinary contributions to their profession, field of study, volunteer organization, community (local or global), Cape Breton University or CBUAA. The recipients will be celebrated at a gala dinner on awards on November 20, 2019 on the Cape Breton University Campus. You can purchase tickets to the gala dinner HERE!

..And the recipients are:

Beverly Romeo-Beehler – Lifetime Achievement

A BBA Honours graduate, Beverly Romeo-Beehler accredits her success as the City of Toronto’s Auditor General to the education she received at UCCB. A proud coal miners’ daughter from Sydney Mines, Beverly has dedicated her working life to be a leader and mentor for women. Also, armed with CPA, JD, and ICD.D designations, Beverly has applied her knowledge to transform social services, transit and a variety of areas in the public sector. Beverly continually supports co-op students and mentors CPA interns to help them grow personally and professionally. Beverly is a proud member of the Alumni family.

Elorm Anyadi – International Alumni Award

Since graduating from CBU in 2018 with a BBA after moving from Ghana in 2015, Elorm has found himself continuing to explore the island he now calls home. As the founder of the Afro-Caribbean Society at CBU and the Campus Life Coordinator for ICEAP Nova Scotia, Elorm is passionate about connecting international students like himself to the local community in Cape Breton. Elorm wishes to see new students succeeding and engaged in the community by promoting the University and Cape Breton Island for all they have to offer.

Alyssa MacLeod – Community Service Award

As an activist on local and international stages, Alyssa MacLeod shows the world not to underestimate people with disabilities. A graduate of the BSc and BA programs, Alyssa has defied all odds of her cerebral palsy to encourage, inspire and teach others that they can achieve anything. An ambassador for Shriner’s Canada, Cerebral Palsy, and Miss Canada International 2014, she has travelled across the country to raise awareness regarding disabilities and to break down barriers. As Miss Canada International, her platform was ‘Power of Perseverance,’ a statement that speaks to what Alyssa has overcome. She has raised thousands of dollars for organizations such as Shriner’s Hospital for Children – Canada and Teddy Bears of Hope.

Yianni Harbis – Outstanding Young Alumni Award

As one of the youngest branch managers ever hired by Sydney Credit Union in 2016, Yianni Harbis is no stranger to success at the age of 32. As a two-time AUS men’s soccer champion, a three-time Academic All Canadian, and a leader in his community, Yianni is an inspiration for what many aspire to be. As a well rounded-family man and spokesperson for the CBU Athletics Program, Yianni impacts the business community with his dedication, passion, business acumen and eagerness to hear out ideas. Recruited from Winnipeg, he graduated from CBU in 2011 with a BBA and will graduate again this fall with an MBA.

Darrell Flynn Volunteer Award – Patricia MacNeil

Patricia is a proud alumna of UCCB as a Bachelor of Business Administration graduate of 1984. After serving several years as a member of the Alumni Association, including one year as President and two years as Past President, Patricia continually supports CBU Alumni events. As the Executive Director of Coastal Business Operations Incorporations at CBDC, Patricia never hesitates to tell you her CBU story, showing off her CBU Alumni pride. In addition to many hours spent with CBU, she also dedicates her time to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation and teaches in the Shannon School of Business.

Friend of Cape Breton University Award – John Jerome Paul

A member of the original CBU Mi’kmaq Advisory Board, John Jerome Paul has been a friend of CBU for more than three decades. As the retired Director of Program Services at Mi’kmaw Kinamatnewey (MK), John has served as a liaison between CBU and the Mi’kmaq community for several years. He supported numerous projects, including the Mi’kmaq Resource Centre, our Mi’kmaq studies courses and had a significant role in the establishment of the Mi’kmaq College Institute, now known as the Unama’ki college.

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For more information, please contact Steve Horne at 902-563-1401 or at steve_horne@cbu.ca