Huntington University Signs On As Academic Sponsor of Sudbury Project Hope

In recognition of World Refugee Day, Huntington University is proud to announce a new partnership with Sudbury Project Hope – a local initiative aimed at relocating refugee families to Greater Sudbury.  The university is donating $5,000 to Sudbury Project Hope and will serve as the organization’s Academic Sponsor, hosting a symposium in the coming months.

“Sudbury Project Hope is fortunate to have Huntington University and Dr. Kevin McCormick as supporters of our mission to aid refugees who are resettling in the City of Greater Sudbury,” said Jim Gordon, Chair of Sudbury Project Hope.  “He is a renowned humanitarian with decades of experience working with refugees, having visited refugee camps in such countries as Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand and Laos.  He has worked with UNICEF and the UN Refugee Agency, and has received many national and international awards recognizing his humanitarian work.  In 2011, he was named a Member of the Most Honourable Order of the Crown of Thailand, by the King, for his contributions to international education and humanitarianism.”

“Huntington University is proud to support the efforts of Sudbury Project Hope,” said Dr. Kevin McCormick, President and Vice-Chancellor of Huntington University.  “Having dedicated much of my own personal time, resources and funds to support refugee initiatives, I am keenly aware of the challenges facing refugees and displaced people, and the need to maintain their right to human dignity.  This collaboration between our two organizations provides Huntington University, along with its faculty, staff and students, the opportunity to affect positive change at the local level. ”

Over the past year, Huntington University has supported local refugee initiatives, such as the Islamic Association of Sudbury fundraiser for the Sudbury Refugee Relief Fund, through event sponsorship.  Dr. Kevin McCormick, Huntington University’s President and Vice-Chancellor, has also been named the chair of Lifeline Sudbury’s fundraising initiative, in support of Sudbury Project Hope and many other local refugee sponsorship groups.  In addition, Huntington University as a member of the Laurentian Federation, has committed to housing two Syrian refugees in its residence for the 2016/17 academic year.

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