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Tanner Wilson ('18)
From the small town of Quechee, Vermont, Tanner Wilson says the strong sense of community at Mount Allison was a factor in his decision.

“Upon visiting the school in my search for the best university education, Sackville seemed like a great place to grow and mature as an individual,” he says. “Mount Allison offers a small, close-knit, network of students and staff. Coming from a small town in Vermont, this was very appealing to me.”

Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Commerce, Wilson is the recipient of a Bell Family Achievement Award, one of the university’s top entrance awards valued at $36,000 over four years. He has become very involved in his Mount Allison community, serving as on his residence council and volunteers with SMILE (Sensory Motor Instructional Leadership Experience), which sees Mount Allison students paired up weekly with a local youth who has a developmental disability at the YMCA.

Wilson is also a member of the student group B.O.D.I.E.S. (Building Optimal Development Images through Educating Students), who work to help students challenge their status as passive recipients of cultural stereotypes and has played on several intramural teams.

Combining his interests in Arts and Commerce with his community endeavours, Wilson hopes to work in the NHL one day.

“I am a diehard Toronto Maple Leafs hockey fan. I wrote a thesis as part of my high school honors program on the long-term effects of the NHL Lockout in 2012. I aspire to be a part of the NHL in my future.”