Alex Artur: Forging Success on and off the Field at CBU

Alex Artur’s journey at Cape Breton University hasn’t only been about earning a Bachelor of Business Administration,  but also becoming involved in CBU’s vibrant soccer community. 

Hailing from Howie Center, Alex grew up attending soccer games on campus, cheering for the Capers from a very young age. It was this exposure to the exciting environment and Alex’s roots in the community that led him to pursue his degree at CBU. 

Alex says the accessibility and support from his faculty has been vital to his academic journey. “The opportunity to connect with dedicated educators was important to me,” he says. “I could always rely on my professors to offer guidance and assistance when needed.” 

Ron McCarron, Assistant Professor of Management Science, is one professor who had a particularly large impact on Alex’s experience. Alex says McCarron played a pivotal role in his university journey, offering valuable mentorship and academic support. 

For Alex, who played on the Capers men’s soccer team during the 2018-19 and 2020-21 seasons, one of his most cherished memories was travelling with the team to Nationals. “I can still feel the camaraderie and exhilaration of traveling with the team to Nationals in Vancouver and Montreal,” says Alex. “The memories made during these tournaments are core memories I will never forget from my time at CBU.”

Recently, Alex has transitioned into the workforce, taking on the role of Management Assistant withEnterprise Holdings. He says he has aspirations for a managerial role in the future and says his time at CBU has set him up for success outside of the classroom. “CBU is an excellent place,” says Alex. “Students should take advantage of the exceptional programs and dedicated faculty.” 

Alex’s journey perfectly blends academic pursuits with the enjoyments of extracurricular activities – the true university experience. We’re confident the lessons he has learned both on and off the field will carry him toward continued success in the future.

Congratulations to Alex and the entire graduating class of Fall 2023!