Our Alumni Advisory Board is an integral part of the Nipissing University community. Alumni represent the continuity of traditions; their collective experience has shaped the University as it is today and their achievements are one of the criteria by which Nipissing University is valued.
Nipissing University's Alumni Advisory Board (NUAAB) has many ways for alumni to be active members of the Nipissing University Community and never leave home. All graduates of Nipissing University are members of Nipissing University's Alumni Association and there are no membership fees.
Nipissing's Alumni Advisory Board provides support for alumni programs, communications, events, branch and chapter outreach, scholarships and other initiatives. When alumni participate in the special programs offered by our service providers, the Alumni Board benefits and we are able to increase what we offer you - our alumni.
NUAAB Members 2021-2022:
- Lisa Snider, BBA '12
- Laurel Muldoon, BA Hons '15, MESc '19
- Alyssa Doyle, BA, BEd '13
- Dawn Lamothe, BA Hons '13
- Robyn Jones, MESC '20
- Eric Yung, BBA '07, BEd '09
- Melissa MacNabb, BA '99
- Jason Bramburger, BA Hons '11
- Ryan Hehn, BA '12
- Stephanie Vennard Hummel, BA, BEd ‘14
- Bobby Ray, BPHE ‘13
Representative on the University Board of Governors
- Riley McEntee
Student Representative from NUSU
Bridgette Perron, BA '06 and '21
Alumni Relations Coordinator - Alumni communications, programs and events, affinity partnerships, Homecoming, degree frames, and administrative support for the Nipissing University Alumni Advisory Board
Phone: 705-474-3450 ext. 4184
Lisa Snider, BBA '12
Lisa Snider grew up in North Bay and completed the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration Program at Nipissing in 2012 in the Organizational Studies stream. After graduating from Nipissing, Lisa furthered her education and completed a Masters of Industrial Relations & Human Resources degree at the University of Toronto. Lisa began her career in Toronto as a Human Resources Coordinator at The Mark Anthony Group - a Canadian-owned Beverage Alcohol producer and distributor. Lisa has had a progressive career in Human Resources, and is now the Director of People Operations for the Canadian Commercial division supporting over 200 employees across Canada. In this role, Lisa is responsible for talent acquisition and development, organizational design and succession planning.
Laurel Muldoon, BA Hons '15, MESc '19
Laurel graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Art’s Honours specialization in Environmental Geography. She also obtained two certificates from Nipissing in Geomatics and Environmental Planning. Laurel's love for the environment, and Nipissing University, led her to pursue a Master’s in Environmental Science and she graduated in 2019. Laurel has lived in North Bay for almost 13 years and has made it her home. Laurel decided to join the Nipissing University Alumni Advisory Board (NUAAB) to be an advocate for Nipissing's graduate programs and the opportunities that arise when attending a small school. She hopes to provide a voice for our students and assist NUAAB to make positive steps forward with outreach and involvement for and with students. She is honoured to be an active member of the Nipissing University community and to be a part of the NUAAB. She looks forward to continuing to work closely with administration, faculty, staff, students and graduates to highlight what NUAAB can offer.
Alyssa Doyle, BA, BEd '13
Alyssa is a graduate of the Physical and Health Education program with a Bachelor of Education in the primary, junior and intermediate divisions. Alyssa has also completed additional qualifications for F.S.L Part 1 and Special Education Part 1. Originally from Alliston, she moved here in 2008 to attend Nipissing University. During her years at Nipissing Alyssa was an active member of the school culture, participating in intramurals and various school events. Some of her strengths include planning and performing various lessons, coordinating events and activities for all ages and working with children of all abilities. Alyssa played a key role in planning and leading the Nipissing University school health fair. After graduation she moved to Toronto to get some work experience, where she worked at a preschool, a school for elite athletes and lastly for the York Region District School Board before eventually returning to North Bay. Alyssa works as an elementary teacher with the Near North District School Board but is currently on maternity leave raising her newborn son.
Dawn Lamothe, BA Hons '13
Dawn is a mother, partner, sister, aunty and Ininew iskwew (Cree woman) raised in North Bay, Ontario. Her family is from Constance Lake FN and the western coast of James Bay. Dawn completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts at Nipissing University in 2013. For Dawn’s fourth year honours seminar, she began her Indigenous research journey by authoring a thesis entitled, “The Intergenerational Effects of Indian Residential Schools on Foster Care Today: A Personal Narrative.” In her burning desire and passion to make systematic changes for children and youth in child welfare, Dawn participated in provincial youth advisory panels affecting policy for the Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies and the Provincial Advocate of Children and Youth. In June 2012, Dawn was one of thirty youth leaders worldwide selected to attend The International Summit of Youth in Care. Dawn worked as an associate researcher for the Urban Aboriginal Communities Thrive research project for the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre which published Walking the Red Road: Our Community’s Journey to Help Each Person Live a Good Life. From 2014-2017, Dawn oversaw the Urban Aboriginal Strategy in North Bay that acted on community needs for urban Indigenous people in North Bay. In 2017, she successfully applied for a grant from the Local Poverty Reduction Fund for two Indigenous Homeless Navigators named Suswin (Home) Navigators. This project was granted $543, 700 and has since assisted hundreds of Indigenous people residing in North Bay. Currently, she works as a Child Protection Worker for Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services. She is also a Masters of Education candidate at Nipissing University. In her spare time, Dawn and her partner Deverick enjoy living a healthy lifestyle raising their daughter, Delayna Waashtepakun (leaves changing colour) and being on the land. Dawn is also an old-style Jingle Dress dancer.
Robyn Jones, MESC '20
Robyn completed a Honours B.Sc. in Water Resource Science and a Certificate in Geomatics from Lakehead University in 2016. She continued her education at Nipissing University through the Masters of Environmental Science program and graduated in 2020. Robyn is an active member of the girls softball association as a player and coach, and volunteers for numerous community events like the Science North Science Fairs. Robyn advocates for young women and girls to receive training and skill development in STEM programs. She hopes that her time on the alumni advisory committee will help bring positive changes to the Nipissing community. Currently, she works for Story Environmental Inc. pursuing a career as an Environmental Scientist.
Eric Yung, BBA '07, BEd '09
Eric is a graduate of the Bachelor of Business Administration program with a Bachelor of Education in intermediate and senior divisions. Eric has also completed additional qualifications for Special Education Part 1. Born in Hong Kong, Eric came to Canada with his family at the age of 6 residing in Toronto until 1994 when his family made the move to Mattawa, Ontario to open a family business. Eric eventually made the move to North Bay in 2002. During his years at Nipissing he was a member of the Men's Volleyball team as well as the Men's Soccer Team and was recognized as the Al Carfagnini Male Athlete of the Year in 2006 and 2007. Upon graduation, Eric began his career as an educator at local schools and began volunteering his time to athletic programs as a Head Coach within the Near North District School Board. In 2010, Eric became the Head Coach here at Nipissing University and in 2013 led the team to Nipissing's first and only National Championship win. In 2017, he was selected, along with three of his varsity student-athletes to represent Canada as Nipissing Lakers at the World Universiade Games (FISU) games in Tai Pai, Taiwan. He is currently the Head Coach of our Men's Volleyball program as well as the Technical Director for the North Bay Youth Volleyball Club. He is also an instructor within the Physical and Health Education program here at Nipissing University. Eric continues to play a vital part in the growth and development of student-athletes both on and off the court and prioritizes community and alumni relations.
Melissa MacNabb, BA '99
Melissa's family has a long history in the North Bay and surrounding area. She graduated from Nipissing University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. With this degree she then moved to the United States to work and travel. Melissa returned to Ontario in 2009 to start a career in the financial services industry. In 2016 she was able to move back to North Bay with a progression in her career to management. She is currently the Branch Manager at TD Canada Trust. Melissa is passionate about wellness and mental health. She became a yoga instructor in 2016 to share this passion with others. Since then, she has been teaching yoga classes at the University and supporting with developing the Nipissing University women's volleyball team. She joined the Alumni Advisory Board in 2021 to increase her connection with the University and to increase engagement with other alumni.
Jason Bramburger, BA Hons '11
Jason Bramburger grew up in Pembroke, Ontario and received a Bachelors of Arts specializing in mathematics and computer science from Nipissing University in 2011. After graduating from Nipissing he went to on to receive an MSc and PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Ottawa in 2013 and 2017, respectively. He is currently an assistant professor of mathematics at George Mason University with research that focuses on pattern formation in models that arise in ecology, combustion, crystallization, plasma physics, and chemical reactions. Prior to his current position he has held prestigious fellowships at Brown University and the University of Victoria. For the 2021-2022 academic year he has been named a fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study in Guildford, UK. He also has a strong enthusiasm for teaching mathematics and mentoring students of all academic levels and over a diverse range of backgrounds.
Stephanie Vennard Hummel, BA, BEd ‘14
Stephanie Vennard Hummel graduated from Nipissing University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Art’s Honours specialization in History with a minor in Biology and a Bachelor of Education in the junior and intermediate divisions. During her time at Nipissing University, she worked as a Residence Don in Chancellor’s House. Residence Life ignited Stephanie’s passion for helping people during their educational journey. Stephanie has obtained various certifications in mental health and student support as she works in Higher Education Student Affairs. Stephanie’s passion for educating and helping others led her to pursue a Master of Education from Nipissing University. Stephanie returned to North Bay and Nipissing University after living in Ottawa and working at other post-secondary institutions. She has made North Bay her home, recently marrying her husband, Trevor, and settling in the area. Stephanie decided to join the Nipissing University Alumni Board (NUAAB) to advocate for Nipissing’s Alumni and the incredible experiences only found at a small institution.
Bobby Ray, BPHE ‘13
Born and raised locally, Bobby is a proud North Bayite and graduate of Nipissing University’s Bachelor of Physical and Health Education program. Bobby is a driven sports administrator having enjoyed a decade-long career as an innovative curling club manager before becoming the Executive Director of the Northern Ontario Curling Association in 2020. Bobby is passionate about reimagining the delivery of community sport in the modern not-for-profit context and in the face of unprecedented societal and cultural evolution. Outside of work, Bobby is a community-oriented individual who has enjoyed contributing to the membership of Nipissing University’s Board of Governors since 2018. Bobby is the founder of #FiftyTwoCoffees, which he has coordinated on behalf of the North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce since 2019 and recently earned him the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s Richard Dolphin Community Service Award. Last but not least, Bobby is a proud father to two young children and future Nipissing Lakers.