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Bucks New Uni prepares for Graduation event
2:00pm Saturday 7th September 2013 in News
DISTINGUISHED individuals will receive honorary awards during a week of graduation celebrations at Buckinghamshire New University next week.
The honorary graduands will join around 1,700 students set to receive their degree certificates during graduation ceremonies at the Wycombe Swan Theatre, in High Wycombe.
The honorary awardees include Pauline Odulinski OBE, the recently-retired Principal and Chief Executive of Aylesbury College, the University's federal partner, who will receive an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of her role at the College and her strong commitment to the University’s Council.
Awarded an OBE for services to Further Education in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, Pauline has very recently retired as Principle and Chief Executive of Aylesbury College. She joined Aylesbury College as maternity cover 25 years ago, and during her time there went on to lead one of the first national pilots introducing vocational learning for 14-16 year olds in England, and also developed the Buckinghamshire Integrated Learning Campus for all ages and abilities.
Pauline also led the successful development of one of the first 14 University Technical Colleges (UTC) in partnership with Bucks New University.
High Wycombe music legend, Peter Goodwin, 87, will be bestowed with the status of Honorary Fellow, in recognition of his enthusiasm for and dedication to the music scene locally and further afield over many years.
Peter has been involved in the musical life of High Wycombe for more than sixty years. In the early 1960s he was appointed as Director of Music at what-was-then High Wycombe College of Further Education, now Bucks New University.
Peter Thomas MBE will be bestowed with the status of Honorary Professor in recognition of his successful national and international career both professionally and as a volunteer in sports administration, and for his support for the University.
Professor Cathy Warwick CBE, General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), will receive an Honorary Doctorate.
Among other recipients, leading furniture craftsman and owner of Isokon Plus, Chris McCourt, will receive an Honorary Doctorate, and former international athlete and Chief Executive of the Wembley Stadium Complex, David Griffiths, will be bestowed with the status of Honorary Fellow.
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