Hospitality Lecturer Dianne Hutchison has called time on her teaching career which began 32 years ago.
Dianne (62) from Falkirk, started working at Forth Valley College in 2004 and ever since has played an important role to develop the excellent reputation of the department.
Colleagues organised a farewell lunch and gifts of flowers, jewellery and gin vouchers for her at the Gallery Restaurant in the FVC Stirling Campus, where Creative Industries Technician Trevor Griffin was on hand to take some photographs.
She, said: “The best bit for me working with the college was getting to go to Malawi to teach food hygiene and working with some amazing colleagues over the years and the best groups of students.
“I have only worked in Hospitality, but taught students in other departments over the years. I have been a lecturer since I started. I worked at the lovely Middlefield Campus in Falkirk with all its little quirks, and will always think back to our ‘Devils Kitchen’ events, which were hugely memorable for all sorts of reasons.
“My advice to any new lecturers is to embrace every new group of students as if they are your first, with the same enthusiasm and dedication. I have loved working at FVC and I’ll miss my lovely colleagues and the fab Stirling Campus, which was a pleasure to work at.”
Colleague Karyn King, Operations Manager in the Department of Creative Industries, Hospitality and Tourism, said: “Dianne has been an integral part of the Hospitality Department, and will be hugely missed by both students and staff alike. We wish her all the very best in her well-deserved retirement.”