November 18th, 2011
Huntington University is proud to announce that Professor Kristeen McKee, a faculty member in the Communication Studies program at Huntington, has been selected as one of Sudbury’s 40 Under Forty. The award recognizes the achievements of Sudbury’s brightest and most inspiring young leaders.
“Professor Kristeen McKee exemplifies Huntington’s legacy with her tireless dedication to community service and higher education” says Dr. Edward Conroy, Chancellor of Huntington University. He adds, “Her passion for teaching, combined with her enthusiasm for volunteerism makes her a true leader rooted in the north. We are very proud of her many achievements and thrilled to see her being recognized within the community.”
Established in 2006, Sudbury’s 40 Under Forty is a prestigious award program that honours the achievements of young leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in the Sudbury and Manitoulin area. Professor McKee joins a stellar group of award recipients that will be honoured at the 40 Under Forty Awards Gala at the Caruso Club on November 17, 2011.
“This is a humbling experience, one that would not have been made possible without the unswerving support of the Huntington University community”, said Professor McKee. She adds, “This prestigious award reflects the appreciation of an entire community for the outstanding contributions made by many dedicated community members. This is an honour I am certainly proud of.”
In addition to teaching in the Communication Studies program at Huntington University, Professor McKee is the Chair of St. John Ambulance for Northeastern Ontario where she works with community based programs offering First Aid and training as well as other outreach programs for service to the community. Her volunteerism spreads to other agencies, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sudbury where she has been involved in their mentorship program for over five years now and also serves on the Board.
Sudbury’s 40 Under Forty is “an amazing program that recognizes a diverse group of individuals who are not only accomplishing great things in their field but also in their community”, says Dr. Kevin McCormick, President and Vice-Chancellor of Huntington University. “We are extremely proud and privileged to have Professor McKee as an integral part of the Huntington University family.”