Hospitality and Salon Services Lecturer Manager May Tennant has been with the College since 2002.
She has a City & Guilds Level 2 and 3 in Hairdressing, as well as Assessor and Verifier, PDA and TQFE, qualifications.
Before starting with the College, May worked for a private training provider “Tektra Training” as an in-house trainer and assessor, then as a Work Based Assessor for a total of 12 years - covering salons in locations as far afield as Aberdeen, Dundee, Dumfries, Helensburgh, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
She said: "I started with the College as a Hairdressing Lecturer, and had the opportunity to take up the post of acting Senior Lecturer for 18 months before the merger in 2005. During this year I moved to a seconded post in Curriculum and Quality as a 'Curriculum and Quality Advisor', this post was for two years.
"At present I work both with full-time students in the College and assess Modern Apprentices in the workplace.
"Here at Forth Valley College, we pride ourselves on our team work. We have committed staff members who strive to provide our learners with a commercial experience that will prepare them for employment and provide them with essential skills an employer requires. We also use high quality products from companies who provide us with great educational support for the industry."
Interesting facts about May:
May, said: "I support a charity very close to my heart. My cousin Julie is married to Magnus McFarlane-Barrow who is the founder and CEO of the charity 'Mary’s Meals'. They have a simple idea that works by providing one good meal in a place of learning to some of the world’s poorest children. They are subsequently drawn into the classroom where they can receive an education that could one day free them from poverty. Their vision is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education. Working together they believe that this can be achieved in this world of plenty.
"It costs the charity £12.50 to feed a child for a whole school year. They now feed more than 890,000 children every day. Some of the countries they are established in include: Malawi, Haiti, Ecuador, Liberia, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, India, and Bosnia. Mary’s Meals has many ambassadors such as Gerard Butler, Celine Dion, Lorraine Kelly, Dermot O’Leary, Nick Nairn, Douglas Bannatyne, and many more. My family is very proud to have been able to raise enough money to donate to Mary’s Meals and have a school kitchen built in memory of our parents and named after them in Guta in southern Malawi."