In June 2020, campus was saddened with the sudden passing of Jim Goit, former executive director, Development & External Relations. Jim had a long and lustrous 35-year career with the Province of NS.
Eleven of those years were spent at NSAC (and the Faculty of Agriculture). Jim’s impacts to campus were monumental – he developed NSAC’s first website, created an alumni and fundraising program and built and maintained many critical relationships. For his significant contributions, Jim was awarded an honourary Barley Ring in 2012.
Jim retired in February 2012 and was truly living his best life. On top of enjoying the extra time with his wife, Barb, their sons and four grandchildren, he became highly involved in the Truro Rotary Club and taught ski lessons in the winter. In retirement, Jim also enjoyed cooking, travelling, yard work and cycling.
To honour Jim’s contributions to campus and the Alumni Association, a bench was installed in front of Cumming Hall in late November. Wayne Bhola (Class of ’74) kindly constructed the beautiful bench in Jim’s memory.
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