Dr. Jerry Hemenway of Fairfield is to be honored by Fairfield College Preparatory School with the St. Ignatius of Loyola Alumni Award. Hemenway will receive the award at the school's Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sept. 6 in Alumni Hall.
Hemenway, a pediatrician, is being recognized for his volunteer work both internationally and at home. He is a board member of Physicians, Residents and Nurses As Needed Relief Inc. and travels with a volunteer medical team to Jamaica twice a year.
His team has also traveled to the Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Ethiopia and Central America delivering pharmaceuticals and medical supplies and offering medical care.
Hemenway also volunteers every year as a medical staff member at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for children with serious illnesses and for Wakeman Boys & Girls Club camps as camp physician. He also mentors students in the Ignatian College Residential College program at Fairfield University, is a board member of St. Catherine's School for special needs children in Fairfield, and volunteered for 25 years as a board member of the Guenster Rehabilitation Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Bridgeport.
Hemenway grew up in Fairfield and attended St. Thomas Aquinas School, Fairfield Prep, Fairfield University and the Tufts University School of Medicine. He also served as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy. He practices with Pediatric Healthcare Associates in Southport.