Huntington University President and Vice-Chancellor Receives YMCA Peace Medallion

Dr. Kevin McCormick, President and Vice-Chancellor of Huntington University, is among two local recipients who were awarded the YMCA Peace Medallion during a ceremony held this morning in Greater Sudbury, in celebration of YMCA Peace Week. Since 1987, 1,500 Peace Medallions have been presented to peacemakers across the country who, without any special resources, demonstrate a commitment to the values of peace through special contributions made within the community – local, national or global.

“I am truly humbled by this honour, as community service and helping others has always been extremely important to me,” said Dr. Kevin McCormick, President and Vice-Chancellor of Huntington University. “I personally remain inspired by the amazing work being done by community leaders and organizations around the world who are tirelessly dedicated to making the world a safe and equitable place for all.”

Since 1960, Huntington University has promoted the importance of excellence in learning alongside community service. As President and Vice-Chancellor of Huntington University, Dr. Kevin McCormick is not only a champion for education, he is also a local hero who has demonstrated unwavering dedication to the numerous personal causes he supports.

Dr. McCormick is a tireless community advocate who sits on numerous boards and works closely with community groups locally, provincially, nationally and internationally including, to name but a few, Reseau Access Network, Maison Vale Hospice, Big Brothers Big Sisters, St. John Ambulance and the Vitanova Foundation. In 2012, Dr. McCormick was named by the Minister of National Defense as the Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the Irish Regiment of Canada. As such, he is a steadfast supporter of many causes that impact veterans and military families.

Internationally recognized as a humanitarian of distinction, Dr. McCormick has also worked to promote human rights in India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand, Burma and Laos. In addition, he has raised significant funds in support of international aid agencies such as UNICEF and UNHCR, leading him to be recognized by the United Nations, numerous governments and human rights agencies.

To find out more about YMCA Peace Week, and the recipients of the 2015 YMCA Peace medallion, please visit:

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