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Class of 2024 Life Executive

Posted by Stephanie Rogers on May 22, 2024 in News
Class of 2024 Life Executive
Class of 2024 Life Executive

Meet the Life Executive for the Class of 2024.  Life President Noah Fraser, Valedictorian Tessa MacIsaac and Life Secretary Madiya Patriquin

Life President

The Life President is the main representative of the Class who will work with other life officers and the Faculty of Agriculture Alumni Association to ensure the interests of the Class are being observed in the matters of finance publicity, reunions, and fundraising.

Noah Fraser, a native of Halifax, completed a Diploma in Plant Science and a Bachelor of Technology in Small Business Management.   He has already begun full time employment with a carrot farming operation in the Annapolis Valley and was recently elected Life President.

“I am extremely proud to represent my fellow students as the Life President of the Class of 2024. I look forward to keeping in touch with as many 2024 graduates as possible and wish them all success in whatever lays ahead for them,” he said.

Noah spent time with extended family who farmed growing up exposing him to an industry that has now formed his career path.

Life Secretary

Life Secretary will provide the link between the Class and the Faculty of Agriculture Alumni Association. They will handle correspondence with the Class executive and coordinate the mechanics of the Class mailing list for special class events and alumni gatherings.

A native of Oxford, Nova Scotia, Madiya Patriquin was drawn to the AC because of its reputation as an excellent agricultural campus.

“I knew my class sizes would be quite small compared to other schools which was a major asset to me. I think it’s important for students to be able to connect with their instructors, which is easier in small classes. I also really enjoy living outside of the city, as I find it much easier to connect with my community.”

Madiya completed a BSc in Animal Science with a certificate in Animal Welfare and is currently working as a Research Assistant in Sustainable Dairy Production on campus.

A recipient of the CA Douglas Bursary, Madiya is incredibly excited to be chosen for this position by her peers.

“The AC will always have such a special place in my heart, and I am honored to have this opportunity to represent my fellow graduates.”


The valedictorian is given the honor of representing all graduating students to the Faculty of Agriculture and the community during convocation ceremonies through the delivery of an address.

“Although I had no real background in agriculture, being part of the Nova Scotia 4-H program introduced me to the industry,” Tessa explained.  “It was through the annual 4-H Weekend I had the opportunity to stay at the AC for a couple nights and tour campus. When the time came to choose what to do after high school, being familiar with the AC, and having some alumni in the family helped to make my decision and I'm so glad I did!”

Tessa, a native of Newtown, Inverness County, NS completed her in BSc in Environmental Sciences with a certificate in Sustainable Soil Management and will begin a Bachelor of Education at St. FX University in the fall.

“I hope to become an elementary school teacher and maybe teach abroad before returning to Cape Breton!”

Tessa is thrilled to have been selected by her peers to deliver the valedictory.

“I've so enjoyed my time at the AC and have loved representing students as the DASA President. In just a few short years, my fellow AC students have become such valuable friends to me, and I can't wait to address them one last time and congratulate everyone on their hard work.”