Forth Valley College graduation prizewinners celebrate
Forth Valley College hosted two successful graduation events at Falkirk Town Hall (Tuesday 4 October) and Stirling Castle (Thursday 6 October) recently.
A total of 900 students were eligible to graduate this year with a total of 307 of them chosing to collect their scrolls at the two events.
Steve Dunlop, Chief Executive of Scottish Canals spoke at Falkirk Town Hall, while guest speaker at the Stirling Castle event was Aileen McKechnie, Director of Advanced Learning and Science at the Scottish Government. Bo’ness Academy Choir also performed a medley of songs from ‘Les Miserables at the Stirling Castle Ceremony.
At the Stirling Castle ceremony, Valerie Hornall (40) - who graduated with an HND Computer Aided Architectural Design and Technology - was presented with the top Student of the Year prize (sponsored by SQA) along with the Most Promising Student in the Department of Construction (sponsored by Scott Direct).
Nadine Grant (39) from Stirling picked up the Most Promising Student in the Department of Hospitality and Salon Services (sponsored by Kryolan Professional Make-up).
Angus Collins (21) from Kippen won the MEDIASPEC Sound Production award in the Department of Creative Industries.
Sarah Nugent (20) from Fintry, landed the Most Promising Student in the Department of Care, Health and Sport (sponsored by Ede & Ravenscroft).
Jacqueline Farrell (49) from Bonnybridge picked up the Most Promising Student in the Department of Business (sponsored by AG Office Supplies).
Sheelagh Vause (53) from Brightons won the Most Promising Student in the Department of Access and Progression (sponsored by Rotary Club of Falkirk).
Ellen Milne (20) from Polmont won the Business Development Department MA of the Year award (sponsored by FVC’s Business Development Department).
Nathan Brown (25) from Alloa picked up the Most Promising Student in the Department of Creative Industries (sponsored by Eden Consultancy Group).
Scott Bower (23) picked up the Most Promising Student in the Department of Applied Science, Maths and Mechanical Engineering (sponsored by Falkirk Council).
Paula Verdasco Pino (26) picked up the Most Promising Student in the Department of Electrical, Instrumentation and Chemical Engineering (sponsored by Ede & Ravesncroft).
Stuart McLagan (32) from Stenhousemuir who attends FVC’s Flexible Learning sessions run in the Camelon Education Centre, was the third recipient of the new Flexible Learning award sponsored by Learning Nexus – who also supply online learning content to the college.
Forth Valley College Principal Dr Ken Thomson said: “Congratulations go to all of this year’s graduation prizewinners. They should be very proud of their efforts during the course of their studies, they have been a credit to themselves and to the College. Everyone at Forth Valley College would like to wish them all the best in their future career and we are confident they will all make a success of whatever they choose to do.”