Huntington University Honours Locals: Jeanne Warwick Conroy and James M. Young

On May 11th, 2013, at 5:30pm, Huntington University will honour Jeanne Warwick Conroy and James M. Young with Honourary Doctorates of Sacred Letters degrees during St. Andrews 40th anniversary ceremony at St. Andrew’s Place on 111 Larch Street.


“Throughout Huntington University’s 50 years as an institution, we have prided ourselves in our dedication and commitment to academic and community excellence throughout Northern Ontario and Canada.  We are whole heartedly fulfilled to pay tribute to two of our very own members of the Huntington family.” says Dr. Edward J. Conroy, Chancellor of Huntington University.


A native of Sudbury James M. Young pursued his passion in academia and law. Young qualified as a lawyer in southern Ontario, eventually moving back to Sudbury where he became a partner at Desmarais and Keenan; has also been a judge in small claims court for the past thirty years; and is an Assistant Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Along with his extensive work in law, James Young has been involved in numerous boards in the Sudbury region: the Ontario and Manitoulin Community Case Access Centre, the Research Ethics Committee for the Laurentian Hospital, the Board of Governors of Laurentian University, the Chair, board member and trustee of St. Peter’s United Church, Chair of the Sudbury division of the Arthritis Society, and past Chair, Board of Regents, Huntington University.


Jeanne Warwick Conroy, a nurse by profession, has not only taught and practiced in the medical field, but is a local entrepreneur owning and operating the Diet Center of Sudbury for over 20 years.  While Jeanne’s passions for her career lead her early in life to many successes, she is also a local leader throughout many boards and charities in the City of Greater Sudbury and surrounding regions: sat as president of the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce and chairing the Chamber’s Centennial Celebrations, Jeanne chaired the 2011 United Way Annual Campaign and had previously led campaigns in the Business Community Division, the Retail Section and the Leadership Category, served on the Laurentian Board of Governors, on the committee to recruit Doctors to the North and in 2003 raised monies for bursaries for Medical students at the new medical school, and much more.


Huntington University’s President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Kevin McCormick commends Mr. Jim Young and Mrs. Jeanne Warwick Conroy for serving as a great champions of the City of Greater Sudbury advocating for education and community growth and development. He adds: “Huntington University is pleased to award Jeanne and Jim with the university’s highest honour continuing their involvement as part of Huntington’s community of distinguished leaders.”

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