Alumni Profiles

Lorne Atkinson

Class of 1966

Lorne Atkinson looks back fondly with amazing memories of his time at Huntington. He was part of that early cohort of students that took in those early studies held in two temporary sites located downtown before the original building was finished on campus.


“My roomie Jeff Cookson and I were the first residents in the corner room in K House,” says Lorne who also recalls all of the on-campus activities he was part of that made for so many lasting memories. “We had these great pioneer events and canoe races that Dr. Newberry organized.”


After graduating in 1966, Lorne enjoyed a very successful career in the insurance industry with Sun Life. And, like so many others, his Silas Huntington handmade paddle still hangs proudly on the wall at his home today.