BROCKVILLE – St. Lawrence College is pleased to announce it will award Terence J. O’Reilly, President and CEO of Pricedex Software, with an Honorary Diploma. Mr. O’Reilly will address St. Lawrence College’s graduating class of 2018 at the 10:00am Convocation ceremony at Centennial Road Church on Friday, June 1.
A strong moral compass and the philosophy of servant leadership guides Terence (Terry) J. O’Reilly’s dedication to his community, family, country, and profession. Mr. O’Reilly brought those values to his career, which has included a rewarding experience in public service as Chief of Staff for a federal Cabinet Minister and his current role of principal owner and President and CEO of Pricedex Software, a successful software technology firm. Since relocating Pricedex from Kanata to Brockville in 1999, Mr. O’Reilly has endeavoured to serve and improve the quality of life in the community in which he runs his business.
A true ambassador for the city of Brockville, Mr. O’Reilly has been actively involved in the promotion of Brockville as a business destination, and was an instrumental contributor to the Mayor’s Vision 20/20 Task Force on Economic Development. He has been a long-time supporter and fundraiser for United Way Leeds & Grenville, serving two terms as its Fundraising Campaign Chair. Amongst a range of actions supporting local charities and sporting activities, Mr. O’Reilly and his company also ran an independent fundraiser, the Pricedex Pool Tournament, which successfully raised more than $150,000 over a twelve year span for United Way Leeds & Grenville.
One of Mr. O’Reilly’s early vocations was singing in upscale lounges and dining rooms. Since that time, he has weaved together his passion for music and the arts with his passion for contributing to the quality of life in his community, fostering theatre arts in Brockville. From local high school productions, to the Brockville Arts Centre’s Pricedex Summer Series, of which he is the founding season sponsor, Mr. O’Reilly’s unwavering support of local arts programming has added vibrancy to the Brockville area. Mr. O’Reilly was an early and active contributor to the Brockville Arts Centre refurbishment, Project Encore, and was elected to its Performing Arts Hall of Fame as both a Performer and a Promoter in 2016.
At St. Lawrence College, where he served on the Board of Governors from 2002 to 2008, Mr. O’Reilly’s support of the arts and his embodiment of servant-leadership have produced lasting effects. Mr. O’Reilly was actively involved in the fundraising and planning of the Brockville campus’ student residence and was instrumental in the establishment of the Music Theatre – Performance three-year diploma program, as well as instituting the Justin O’Reilly Memorial Bursary, awarded annually to a deserving Music Theatre – Performance student.
Through Mr. O’Reilly’s support and Pricedex season sponsorship of the Music Theatre – Performance program’s productions, hundreds of students have benefitted from experiential learning opportunities performing on stage at the Brockville Arts Centre for members of the community.
“Sharing Terry’s story will help St. Lawrence College graduates to understand – as Terry does – that success isn’t measured by what we accomplish in our professional careers alone, but in the positive change we work to make in the lives of those around us,” says Steve Clark, MPP, Leeds-Grenville.
You can read more about Mr. O’Reilly at www.stlawrencecollege.ca/honorarydiploma
Two St. Lawrence College Convocation ceremonies will be held at Centennial Road Church on Friday, June 8 at 10:00am and 1:30pm. The 10:00am ceremony will be held for students graduating from programs in the Schools of Business, Community Services, Justice Studies and Applied Arts, and Trades. The 1:30pm ceremony will be held for students graduating from programs in the Schools of Baccalaureate Nursing, Health Sciences, Continuing Education, and Contemporary Teaching and Learning, and the Centre for Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement.