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Associated Alumni

Jane Kidney-Hermelin (BBA'97)

Role with Associated Alumnae: Treasurer

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from UNB in 1997 and obtained my Certified Management Accounting Designation in 2012. I have worked in various capacities throughout my career – retail management, utility billing and collections, retail property management, shared accounting services and am currently working at the Financial and Consumer Services Commission. I have also volunteered in various different positions since graduating from UNB. I have volunteered as a Junior Achievement Leader (1997), Bliss Carmen Middle School PSSC (2014-15), New Maryland Elementary Home and School Committee (VP from 2014-present), and now the UNB Alumnae Council. I currently live in New Maryland, a village community outside of Fredericton with my husband, two children and family dog.

What/who compelled you to join the Alumnae Council?

I wanted to be part of a group of women that have common roots at UNB.

Do you have any advice/recommendations to students and young alumnae?

Think of everything you do in your academic career at UNB as a life learning experience. Take advantage of the opportunity to build lasting relationships with your classmates and your university.

Why do you feel that an organization such as the Associated Alumnae is important to the fabric of UNB?

The Associated Alumnae serves to preserve the culture and history of the women who graduated from UNB. The council celebrates and promotes the wisdom and strength that the women grads from UNB continue to offer to our communities and UNB. They encourage the development and mentor the women students of UNB.

What is one thing you would personally like to work toward changing/improving at UNB?

I would like to see the development of stronger mentor connections between current students in the various facilities, and successful UNB graduates in the fields they are studying in. I would like to see the council leverage the use of technology to create these relations, as well as developing in person relationships between students and professionals.