New fellows at FVC
Fellowships bestowed at graduation
Two great supporters of Forth Valley College were honoured with fellowships at the recent Stirling Castle graduation ceremony.
The former Head Teacher of Bo’ness Academy Steve Dougan, who was instrumental in starting the highly innovative and successful SCOTS programme at FVC, and Bobby Gill, who has been a Forth Valley College Board Member for the last eight years, were bestowed with the honour of Fellow of Forth Valley College at on Thursday 3 October.
Steve, said: “I am over the moon. I have been working with Forth Valley College for the last 10 years and in that time I have enabled a large number of young people to succeed. I have enjoyed every minute of it and hopefully I will be able to contribute to the life of the college in the future.”
Bob, said: “I am chuffed to bits. I feel very honoured to receive this Fellowship for something that has been a labour of love, working for the college for the last 15 year in various roles.”
More than 1000 students were eligible to graduate this year from Forth Valley College and 325 of them chose to collect their scrolls - 130 at Stirling Castle and 195 at Falkirk.
Hector MacAulay, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty gave the keynote speech at Falkirk Town Hall, while guest speaker at the Stirling Castle event was Gillian Docherty, Chief Executive Officer of the Data Lab.
The Alloa Bowmar Pipe Band were on hand to lead in the top table and guests of honour at both ceremonies.