Huntington: A Chronology

May 15 2014

Huntington University’s chapel was renamed the “Rev. Dr. Murray Arnill Memorial Chapel” following the chaplain’s passing in April.

October 17 2013

On Thursday, October 17, 2013, Huntington University presented to the public its very own ceremonial mace. The mace by its very nature, symbolically and physically, is a ceremonial symbol that is unique and specific to that of Huntington University itself.

May 2010

Huntington University celebrated its 50th Anniversary and hosted a Convocation ceremony where Gerry Lougheed Jr. was honoured with a Doctorate of Sacred Letters degree. 2010 also witnessed the official opening of The Lougheed Teaching and Learning Centre of Excellence.

2008

Huntington University announced the launch of The Lougheed Teaching and Learning Centre of Excellence in honour of the Lougheed legacy in the Greater Sudbury community.

2007

Dr. Ted Conroy was installed as the Huntington Chancellor at the University’s Fall Convocation, succeeding Rev. Dr. Murray Arnill, who became the University Chaplain.

2006

Rev. Douglas Joblin retired and was succeeded as President by Dr. Kevin McCormick, who was installed at the University’s Fall Convocation.

2005

Huntington/Laurentian signed an articulation agreement that allowed George Brown College students to complete undergraduate degrees at Laurentian in Gerontology. A second agreement signed between Huntington/Laurentian and the Georgian College allowed graduates of Georgian’s Dental Hygiene Program to seek admission to the B.A. (General) in Gerontology.

2005

In 2005, an agreement was signed with Laurentian University that transferred the music program to Laurentian.

2004

Huntington/Laurentian signed two articulation agreements that allowed Cambrian College students to complete undergraduate degrees at Laurentian in Gerontology and Communication Studies.

2003

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling, Huntington’s first graduate program, was approved by the Huntington University Senate.

2003

Rev. Douglas Joblin was appointed by the Board of Regents as President of Huntington University.

2002

The four-year Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology was approved at Laurentian.

2002

Rev. Douglas Joblin was appointed Acting President.

2001

The three-year BA in Gerontology was offered in distance education; it was the first (and is still the only) distance program in Gerontology in Canada.

2001

The four-year Bachelor of Arts program in Communication Studies was inaugurated.

2001

President Kenneth MacQueen left to become President of the Vancouver School of Theology. He was succeeded by Rev. Dr. Christopher Levan.

2000

The Centre for the Study of Aging opened.

1999

The three-year Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology was offered at Laurentian University for the first time.

1992

The Certificate program in Gerontology was inaugurated on campus. Subsequently, the Certificate was offered in distance education.

1992

Dr. Kenneth G. MacQueen succeeded Dr. Ludo Winckel as the Huntington President, serving 12 years.

1985

The Huntington Centre for Spirituality and Health opened. It was later renamed the Centre for Holistic Health.

1981

The three-year BA in Religious Studies was offered for the first time in distance education.

1980

The Huntington Conservatory of Music was established to offer private teaching for students in the Sudbury region. (It closed in 2003 after 23 years.)

1979

The four-year Bachelor of Arts program in Music was inaugurated.

1977

The Pastoral Institute of Northern Ontario was inaugurated.

1977

Lautenslager Hall, also known as the Social Centre, was opened. Named after Huntington’s first president, Lautenslager Hall continues to offer recreational facilities for our residence students and is also used for teaching.

1972

Rev. Dr. Ludo J. Winckel became the President, serving 16 years.

1972

Huntington University led the Laurentian federation in offering for the first time distance education courses in Religious Studies.

1972

The J.W. Tate Library opened (named after Joseph Walter Tate, a founding member of the Board of Regents).

1968

Rev. Dr. Emlyn Davies was appointed President, serving until January 1, 1972.

1968

The University’s Buchanan Chapel was dedicated.

1964

The University moved in 1964 from its building in downtown Sudbury to the Laurentian University campus.

The cornerstone for the residence-administration building was laid by Joseph Walter Tate.

1963

Rev. Dr. Lautenslager resigned to become President of Emmanuel College in Toronto. He was succeeded as President by Rev. Dr. Ed Newbery, who served until 1968.

1963

The first class of graduates was in 1963.

1961

The first Huntington Trek was held in the fall of 1961. This annual event for residence students in October became a tradition that continues to the present day.

1961

In 1961, the University had its first two graduates: Mary Conroy and Charles Johnson. The first gowning ceremony was also held.

1961

The Huntington Crest was designed in 1961 by Huntington student Daniel Racicot, who also wrote the words for the Huntington Song (to the tune of “Auld Lang Sang”).

1960

Huntington University was founded in 1960 as a federated university of Laurentian University. The course of study was in Religious Studies and Philosophy. The first president was Rev. Dr. Earl S. Lautenslager, a minister of The United Church of Canada who had played an instrumental role in founding the University