Crandall Golf Classic raises more than $24,000 for Chargers Athletics

Crandall Golf Classic raises more than $24,000 for Chargers Athletics

Moncton – It was a beautiful day at Royal Oaks Golf Club for the 15th annual Crandall University Golf Classic. 25 teams took part in the tournament this year, which raises money for Chargers Athletics scholarships and programs.

The winning team for this year’s tournament was MCW Maricor.

2019 Tournament Winners: MCW Maricor

2019 Crandall University Golf Classic winners, from MCW Maricor: Malcolm MacLellan, Rick Howatt, Scott Shreenan, and Marc Melanson

Thank you to all the players who joined us this year, as well as to all of our sponsors who made the day possible!

In total, the 2019 Crandall University Golf Classic raised $24,535 for Chargers Athletics! These funds will go to the Alumni and Friends Athletics Scholarship Fund that helps provide scholarships for student athletes, and to enhance and grow Crandall’s athletic programs by enabling teams to travel, and to purchase needed sports equipment for Crandall’s facilities.

2019 Golf Classic total raised

Crandall President Dr. Bruce Fawcett and Director of Athletics and Recreation Jim Druart presenting the total amount raised at the 2019 Crandall University Golf Classic: $24,535

Chargers Events to watch for

This year, Chargers fans will want to mark some events on their calendars:

  • Chargers Soccer will have their Home Opener on Saturday, September 14, 2019 against UNB Saint John
  • Chargers Boxing will be hosting a tournament on the Crandall campus on Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Chargers Basketball’s Home Opener will be Sunday, November 3, 2019 against University of King’s College
  • The brand new Chargers Volleyball team will have their Home Opener on Sunday, November 3, 2019 against Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus

Golf Classic Teams

Luminos Team Spring Tour 2019

We’re from Crandall University and our name is Luminos. Luminos is Latin for light and that’s how we want to be in our worship – full of light and energy.” Layton MacCabe, a member of the tour team, would come to say this many times when introducing the band over the course of the two-and-a-half weeks spent on the road.

This band was made up of a few of Crandall’s very talented Worship Arts Minor students – Samantha Anderson, Benjamin Dunnett, Braxton Dearman, Layton MacCabe, and Cassidy Steeves – as well as the Dean of the Chapel, Tim Milner and Admissions Counsellor, Angela MacKinnon. The Luminos tour, while being a great opportunity to develop talents as well as promote Crandall University, has been bringing light to students, staff, and other worshippers since 2016.

Having been on all three Luminos tours since April of 2016, Angela MacKinnon can personally attest to what an amazing bonding experience, growth experience, and privilege it is to be a part of the tour. By following those on the road on Facebook or Instagram, it may seem that the tour is simply a fun trip for students, travelling to new places, having fun adventures, and experiencing mishaps along the way. However, the time spent traveling is one of much musical and spiritual growth. These things are accomplished through the scripture shared, testimonies given, and music played in the varying settings the Luminos team is able to lead worship in.

On this particular tour, the team visited Christian schools in Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ontario. As with previous tours, this was a great opportunity for Worship Arts Minor students to be able to put the tools they have been given into practice in various worship settings. The team was also able to take the opportunity to share a little bit about Crandall and its programs at each stop along the tour.

“It was a blessing to be able to see these students develop more and more confidence in their voices, instruments, and words of testimony as the tour went on,” says Angela MacKinnon, who was also one of the first graduates of the Worship Arts Minor program. “I am so excited to see them take their giftings to their local churches and become the next generation of leaders in worship.”  

Matthew 5:14-16 says, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”

Learn more about the Worship Arts Minor

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2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Presented

On the eve of Convocation, alumni and friends of Crandall University gather for a banquet – an annual affair held to recognize outstanding alumni who have lived their lives as excellent representatives of Crandall in the world. This is the evening of the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award.

The Distinguished Alumni Award celebrates the contributions Crandall alumni make to their communities and professions. It recognizes truly outstanding accomplishments of Crandall’s alumni in their personal and professional lives. Each year’s recipient(s) are selected from nominations received from the alumni community.

For 2019, the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award are Rev. Dr. Darrell and Mrs. Laura Lee Bustin.

2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Left to right: Crandall President Dr. Bruce Fawcett, Distiguished Alumni Award Recipients Rev. Dr. Darrell and Mrs. Laura Lee Bustin, and Crandall Chancellor Mr. Donald Simmonds


Rev. Dr. Darrell and Mrs. Laura Lee Bustin

Darrell Bustin, the third child of Don and Peggy Bustin, was born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick. He grew up attending Moncton area schools, graduating from Moncton High School in 1985. He and his family attended Highfield Baptist Church. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (Biblical Literature) from Atlantic Baptist College in 1989. While a student, Darrell was heavily involved in various areas of student life, including serving a term as President of the Student Association and singing on several student ministry teams.

While at ABC, he met his wife Laura Lee (Crummey) who was originally from Pugwash, Nova Scotia, the first child of Don and Penny Crummey. She entered Atlantic Baptist College in 1983 following her grade 11 year. Like Darrell, she earned a Bachelor of Arts (Music) from Atlantic Baptist College, graduating in 1987. She was active in her student days as a Resident Assistant and in student ministry teams. They were married in 1988.

Upon completion of undergraduate studies, Darrell and Laura Lee moved to Massachusetts where Darrell earned his Master of Divinity from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. While studying at GCTS, they ministered at East Baptist in Lynn, Massachusetts. After graduation, they moved to New Zealand for one year where Darrell completed a Certificate in Theological Studies from Auckland Consortium of Theological Education. In 1994 they came back to the Maritimes where Darrell served at Hillside Baptist Church as Associate Pastor for eight years. After attending CBM’s Conference on Overseas Ministries in January 2002, Darrell and Laura Lee felt that God was saying “now is the time” to move toward fulfilling the call to overseas ministry that both have felt since childhood.

The Bustins joined the Global Field Staff of CBM in 2002 to teach at the Kalimantan Theological Seminary in Pontianak, Indonesia, where they helped to train and mentor future leaders for the local church. They moved to Rwanda in August 2012 to work with CBM’s church partner, the Association of Baptist Churches of Rwanda.

Darrell’s primary focus is in pastoral training and church leadership development. He works both with pastors, as well as those studying to be pastors and church leaders. Laura Lee is responsible for overseeing the administrative details for the short-term mission teams that come to Rwanda. Since serving in Rwanda, Darrell has earned his Doctor of Ministry from Gordon Conwell in the area of preaching.

The Bustins have two children, Bronwyn, a double graduate of Crandall University, and Caleb who is a current student at Crandall University.

Given to honour alumni for outstanding accomplishments, devoted service, and loyalty to Crandall University, this Distinguished Alumni Award is presented this 3rd day of May 2019 to Rev. Dr. Darrell and Mrs. Laura Lee Bustin.

If you know a Crandall alum who is deserving of this award and would like to nominate them, please contact Alumni Relations to learn how.

Crandall Welcomes New Director of Athletics and Recreation

Jim Druart, Director of Athletics and RecreationMoncton: After a careful review of a number of qualified applicants, Crandall University is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. James (Jim) Druart as the new Director of Athletics and Recreation.

Jim comes to Crandall as a former high-performance athlete as well as a coach and sports club director. He has experience both as a coach and as an administrator, having previously volunteered with the Moncton Roofers and Fuzion Volleyball clubs, working to bring them from 48 athletes and 4 teams, who operated independently, to over 175 athletes and 18 teams working together under one banner towards a common goal.

“My goal is to bring long-term stability to Chargers Athletics as we continue to strive for excellence in our program,” says Jim. “As a former high performance athlete, coach and administrator, I understand the challenges and expectations our athletes and coaches face. My job is to put the foundation in place so that they can reach, and exceed, their goals. I am excited about the possibilities that are in front of us and believe we have a great coaching staff in place to continue our growth and take us to the next level.”

Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jim graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in 1993, is married to Crandall (ABC) alum Loralee Landers (class of ’88), and they have three children: Annie, Eliza, and Ethan. For the last 18 years he has worked in the IT field as a web developer and technical writer, and has coached volleyball for the last 10 years.

In the 2018-2019 academic year, Crandall launched the Seth Crowell Invitational Basketball tournament, hosted the ACAA Basketball Championships, sent our Boxing team to compete at West Point, and announced our intention to add Women’s Volleyball to our athletic programs. Even as the season has wound down, work begins in preparation for the fall.

“I believe in the power of sport to build community and enhance school pride,” says Jim. “I will work to create an atmosphere where athletes and coaches are fully engaged in the pursuit of spiritual, academic and athletic excellence.”

Welcome to Crandall, Jim!

Crandall Chargers Athletics is a proud member of the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA), Boxing New Brunswick, the National Collegiate Boxing Association, and features varsity level men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, co-ed cross-country, boxing, and intends to offer women’s volleyball this fall. For more information on Chargers Athletics, visit or email

Crandall University is Atlantic Canada’s leading Liberal Arts University rooted in the Christian Faith, serving domestic and international students with undergraduate programs in Arts, Business Administration, Science, and Education, and graduate programs in Education and Organizational Management. To learn more, visit or call 1‑888-968-6228.

2019 Leadership Award Recipients

Moncton, NB: On Saturday, May 4, 2019 Crandall University will hold Convocation ceremonies for the students graduating from programs in the 2018-2019 academic year. More than 160 students will be presented with degrees, certificates, and awards, with friends, family, and political representatives in attendance to witness the ceremonies.

A tradition since 1987, the Convocation ceremonies will also include the presentation of the Crandall University Leadership Award. The Leadership Award is designed to honour those who model exemplary Christian commitment and leadership within various sectors of the community. For 2019, the Award will be presented at each of Crandall’s two Convocation ceremonies, to be followed by a Convocation address from the recipients.

This year’s recipients come from different backgrounds, different regions, and different professions, but both demonstrate passionate leadership and the desire to better the world around them through their Christian service.

The recipients of the 2019 Leadership Award are:

9:30am – Education and Organizational Management Ceremony
Edward M. Barrett, B.A., M.P.A.

Mr. Ed BarrettMr. Ed Barrett, of Carleton County, New Brunswick, is co-CEO of Barrett Corporation, a North American investment and management company. He is CEO of Barrett Diversified Inc., which operates wholesale distribution companies in Canada and the US, and is co-founder, significant shareholder, and serves on the Board of Xplornet Communications, a leading broadband and communications company in Canada.

He graduated with a BA from Acadia University in 1975 and received a MPA from Dalhousie University in 1977. After spending the next two years in Ottawa working in public service, he answered a call to entrepreneurship and returned to New Brunswick, where he has spent the intervening years.

Feeling called to serve at the intersection of business and public service, Mr. Barrett serves as Chairman of NB Power, he is on the Board of Wajax Industries, a public company traded on the TSX which is a leading mobile equipment and industrial supplies company in Canada, two private companies based out of New Brunswick, Atlantic Industries, Apex Industries, and he is Past Chair of the Board of Governors at Crandall University.

Mr. Barrett also serves on the Board of Directors for Nav Canada, a private sector, non-share capital corporation that owns and operates Canada’s civil air navigation service (ANS), and for Medavie Blue Cross, a not-for-profit health services partner for individuals, employers and governments across Canada.

While he has developed a concern for the public good as well as sensible business practices, Mr. Barrett’s ultimate definition for a life well-lived comes from his faith walk. Throughout his life, studies, and work, he has stayed connected to local churches, and has sought to live his faith out through all of his endeavours, leading by example in his family, his work, and his life.

Mr. Barrett and his wife Melissa live in Woodstock, New Brunswick. They have two adult daughters, Karen and Correen (Class of 2008), and two grandchildren.

2:00pm – Arts, Business Administration, and Science Ceremony
Harry G. Gardner, B.A., M.Div., D.Min.

Dr. Harry G. Gardner, a native of the south shore of Nova Scotia, graduated from Dalhousie University (BA 1974), Acadia Divinity College (MDiv 1977) and from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California (DMin 1993). He has served as the minister of the Burlington-Victoria Harbour, Wilmot, and Liverpool-Brooklyn United Baptist Churches.

In 1986 he began work with the Home Mission Board of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada and in 1989, became the Director of Home Missions and Church Planting. He served for eleven years as the Convention’s Executive Minister prior to serving at Acadia. In this role he was a member of the Boards of Acadia Divinity College and Crandall University. He has had a keen interest in addressing issues of racism, promoting integral mission as well as international relief and development.

In 2007, he was the President of the North American Baptist Fellowship, and between 2010 and 2015, he was one of twelve Vice Presidents of the Baptist World Alliance. He served a six-year term (2012-2018) on the Board of Commissioners, Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. In 2016, he was elected as the Board Chair for a two-year term.

He has served as President of Acadia Divinity College and Dean of Theology of Acadia University since January 2008, and is retiring in 2019.

He and his wife, Gail, reside in Kentville, Nova Scotia. Their family includes two married children and four grandchildren. Personal interests include fun times with the grandchildren, travel, and music.

Dr. Gardner sits in the Abner J. Langley and Harold L. Mitton Chair of Church Leadership and teaches in the area of pastoral ministry, leadership, and spiritual disciplines.

Crandall University is Atlantic Canada’s leading Liberal Arts University rooted in the Christian Faith, with undergraduate programs in Arts, Business Administration, Science, and Education, and graduate programs in Education and Organizational Management. To learn more, visit or call 1‑888-968-6228.

New Brunswick Students Apply for Free


Are you graduating from a New Brunswick high school this year or looking at returning to your home province from studying elsewhere? If so, from now until June 30, 2019, New Brunswick-based students can apply to Crandall University, and we will waive your application fee! ($40 value)

Apply online and use the waiver code: NBFREE

We understand the value of education, and many students are looking for affordable options that will start them on the right path towards a promising career.

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Renewed Tuition Bursary

Students applying from New Brunswick and attending Crandall University may now be eligible for the Renewed Tuition Bursary program. This bursary program is delivered in conjunction with the Canada Student Grant for Full-time Students and allows those with financial need to receive assistance in attending the post-secondary institution of their choice.

Students and their families are encouraged to visit or call 1-800-667-5626 for more information on student financial assistance from the Province of New Brunswick.

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Crandall University Hosts Science Atlantic Conference for Aquaculture & Fisheries and Biology

Moncton – Over 100 Science students and faculty from 13 universities across the Atlantic Provinces descended on the Crandall University campus to present research projects to peers and professors alike at Science Atlantic’s 2019 Aquaculture & Fisheries and Biology conference.

With the stated goal of “connecting science education and research,” Science Atlantic’s various conferences cover a wide range of fields, and are held annually at universities across the Maritimes.

The Aquaculture & Fisheries and Biology conference took place over three days in March, with participating students submitting either posters or oral presentations of research findings for various projects relating to these fields. Projects were judged by a panel of professors and representatives from Science Atlantic, with awards presented at the end of the conference.

Students who presented at the conference also had the opportunity to have their abstracts published in an academic journal, to be released later this year.

The conference also featured two keynote speakers, Dr. Diana Hamilton of Mount Allison University, and Dr. Stefanie Colombo or Dalhousie University, presenting research for the Biology and Aquaculture & Fisheries portions of the conference respectively.

Dr. Zhan Yang of Crandall’s Biology department served as coordinator for the conference, working with Crandall faculty and administration as well as the participating universities to put the weekend together after winning the bid to host this year’s event.

Special thanks to Science Atlantic, the conference sponsors, the students and faculty of the participating universities, and the team of student volunteers that made this event possible.

Crandall University is Atlantic Canada’s leading Liberal Arts University rooted in the Christian Faith, with undergraduate programs in Arts, Business Administration, Science, and Education, and graduate programs in Education and Organizational Management. To learn more, visit or call 1‑888-968-6228.

New Certificate in Business for International Students

Man in suit reading Business paper

Moncton – For a number of years now, Canadian universities have been experiencing the effects of the challenging demographic changes. The number of students completing high school in Canada continues to fall, causing more and more public schools to close or downsize every year, due to falling enrollment. As a result, more recruitment of university age young people is being done in the international market, with more agencies working around the world to recruit students for universities across Canada.

Crandall University has been making efforts to address this situation as well, and has recently begun actively recruiting students internationally. New programs have been developed as part of the initiative, and a Dean of International Academic Programs has been appointed to offer leadership in this area, Dr. Dannie Brown.

Business-Focused International Programs

The latest internationally-focused program, a Certificate in Business, is launching in the fall of 2019. This one year program is designed to allow international students to study the fundamentals of business, either after graduating from high school, or as a post-graduate certificate for those who have an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than business. The program also allows students to further their studies in business at Crandall should they desire to do so.

The Certificate in Business joins Crandall’s international offerings alongside the International Bachelor of Commerce (IBCom) – a two-plus-two program that allows international students complete the first two years of an undergraduate business degree in their own country before coming to Canada to complete the final two years at Crandall. In addition to these internationally-focused programs, many students also enroll in Crandall’s other undergraduate and graduate programs.

Education and immigration

One of the attractions of studying in Canada is that education is often seen as a pathway to immigration. Students who complete academic programs at Crandall are eligible to apply for the Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) offered by the Government of Canada. Programs like the ones offered at Crandall allow students to consider starting a new life in Canada through immigration pathways.

Dr. Brown, who has spent much of the last ten years working with international students, knows that Canada is high on the target list of countries where international students are hoping to study: “Canada has so much to offer international students today by way of a quality university education and increasing job opportunities.”

Learn more about Crandall’s Certificate in Business for International Students.

To learn more about Crandall’s international programs, contact

Crandall University is Atlantic Canada’s leading Liberal Arts University rooted in the Christian Faith, offering undergraduate programs in Arts, Business Administration, Science, and Education, and graduate programs in Education and Organizational Management. To learn more, visit or call 1‑888-968-6228.

Faculty of Business Awards Scholarship in Ethics

MONCTON, NB – The Crandall University Faculty of Business Administration has announced the recipient of the $4,000 Gord and Marlene (Steeves) Read Scholarship in Business Ethics as Emily Gray of Norton, NB. As a senior student majoring in Accounting, Emily has distinguished herself with a reputation for excellence in both academics and personal integrity, leading her professors to identify her as one of the Faculty’s top students.

The Gord and Marlene (Steeves) Read Scholarship was established in memory of prominent business leaders Stephen and Ella Steeves, and is awarded to a student in the Bachelor of Business Administration program who has demonstrated academic diligence and keen interest in business ethics. The annual recipient is recognized as being one of the most promising future graduates in terms of applying ethical standards based on a Christian worldview within their future practice of business.

“I am incredibly grateful to be the recipient of this scholarship, and am very thankful for the support and encouragement I have received from my professors over the duration of my education,” Emily stated. “I would also like to thank my family for their unconditional love and support, and my friends for challenging me to grow in my faith. I have been so blessed to have all these wonderful people in my life who have made this achievement possible.”

Crandall Business Faculty with Ethics Scholarship recipient

Crandall University Accounting Professor Heather Steeves, Business Student Emily Gray, Management Professor Robert MacDonald, and Economics Professor Alan Chan.

Professor Heather Steeves, head of the Business Faculty’s Accounting program, commented that “Emily has consistently contributed to the examination of ethics in the accounting classroom. As she embarks on a career in the field, I have every confidence that her deep understanding of ethics will play a significant role in the leadership she will bring to the business community.”

Robert MacDonald, the University’s Stephen S. Steeves Professor in Business and member of the committee that selected Emily for the award, agreed: “Over her four years of study in our business program Emily has demonstrated a quiet and consistent pursuit of excellence in academics with a great deal of integrity. She serves as a fine example to her peers, and our Faculty is extraordinarily proud of her success.”

The Crandall University Faculty of Business Administration offers degrees in Accounting, Economics and Finance, Management, Marketing, and General Business Administration. The Faculty’s motto, “Excellence. Integrated.” speaks to its goal of being a  leader in the integration of business and the Christian faith.

Crandall University is Atlantic Canada’s leading Liberal Arts University rooted in the Christian Faith, with undergraduate programs in Arts, Business Administration, Science, and Education, and graduate programs in Education and Organizational Management. To learn more, visit or call 1‑888-968-6228.

Education Department Launches French Immersion Certificate

Moncton – With growing needs in New Brunswick’s public school system for teachers – particularly in French Immersion classrooms – Crandall University has launched a new French Immersion Education Certificate program to better prepare teachers to meet the needs of French Immersion students.

The certificate comprises three courses and can be taken as part of Crandall’s Bachelor of Education program, and because the courses are offered on weekends, it is also designed to be accessible to graduates and current teachers who wish to enroll. Classes will be conducted in French, and are intended to benefit Francophone students as well as Anglophone students who meet the French language proficiency requirements of New Brunswick’s Anglophone school districts.

The Education Faculty at Crandall University are thrilled to offer this new certificate program for our Anglophone and Francophone students planning to teach in the French Immersion program. Dr. Wendy Bokhorst-Heng, Associate Professor of Education, stated “our new offering is designed to provide pre-service and in-service teachers with the tools they need to best support student learning.” The teaching strategies and learning theories taught in this certificate program will enhance Crandall’s strong tradition of excellence in education.​

According to a spokesperson at the Anglophone East School District,

“The Anglophone East School District encourages its educators to pursue all opportunities to improve their level of French proficiency based on the current demands in the system for qualified French Immersion teachers. Programs like the French Immersion Certificate at Crandall University serve to address the current needs in the system.”

The first course of the program will take place during Crandall’s spring term in May/June 2019.

Learn more about the French Immersion Education Certificate

Crandall University is Atlantic Canada’s leading Liberal Arts University rooted in the Christian Faith, with undergraduate programs in Arts, Business Administration, Science, and Education, and graduate programs in Education and Organizational Management. To learn more, visit or call 1‑888-968-6228.