Kevin McCormick, president and vice-chancellor of Huntington University, was awarded the Most Nobel Order of the Crown of Thailand, conferred by the King of Thailand, for his international work in refugee rights and international education.
McCormick’s medal is a “testament to his decades of human rights advocacy as illustrated by his international volunteer work and global fundraising for various programs and initiatives.”
ChenGuang Zhu, a graduate of Laurentian’s English for Academic Preparation and a current Sports Administration student, was awarded the first annual Sudbury Rocks Race Run and Walk for Diabetes scholarship.
Zhu recruited and led a team through the event. The award was, and will continue to be, given to a Laurentian student who shows commitment as a volunteer or race participant and contributes to healthy living and diabetes awareness in Greater Sudbury.
Fourteen-year-old Keana DiMario recently returned from The War Amps annual Ontario Child Amputee Seminar. The Garson resident, who was born without her right arm, served as a junior counsellor at the seminar. She was able to “give back” by answering questions and offering advice to younger kids. She also took part in a “show and tell” session, where she illustrated how her artificial limb works.
The seminar covered subjects of interest for all age groups, including the latest developments in artificial limbs, parenting an amputee child, dealing with teasing and bullying, learning to drive and the importance for amputees of staying active.
Canadian Senator and retired NHL player Frank Mahovlich was honoured by Huntington University for his “outstanding contributions to Canadian sports and politics.”
The “Big M” earned a Honourary Doctorate of Sacred Letters degree during the school’s fall convocation ceremony.
“Throughout its 50-year history, Huntington has honoured a number of community leaders and outstanding Canadians who have made exceptional contributions to the educational, cultural, social, economic or political life in northern Ontario and beyond,” Edward J. Conroy, chancellor of Huntington University, stated.
“Huntington University is confident that Senator Mahovlich will serve as a strong ambassador of our campus community.”
The northern Ontario native had a professional hockey career spanning 22 years, scoring a total of 626 goals.
Since retiring from the game in 1978, he has devoted himself to community and charitable organizations and, as a result, has received considerable public recognition for his contributions to Canadian society.
-Posted by Heather Green-Oliver