FVC graduation prizewinners celebrate
Forth Valley College hosted two successful graduation events at Falkirk Town Hall (Tuesday 3 October) and Stirling Castle (Thursday 5 October).
A total of 900 students were eligible to graduate this year and more than 250 of them chose to collect their scrolls at the two ceremonies.
John McNally, Chief Operating Officer at INEOS Olefins and Polymers UK spoke at Falkirk Town Hall, while guest speaker at the Stirling Castle event was Alex Paterson, Chief Executive of Historic Environment Scotland.
Prizewinners at the Falkirk Town Hall ceremony on Tuesday 3 October were: Martin Connelly (42) from Larbert who picked up the Most Promising Student in the Department of Applied Science, Maths and Mechanical Engineering (sponsored by Falkirk Council), Annette Ballantyne (48) from Grangemouth who won the Most Promising Student in the Department of Business (sponsored by Lyreco), Charlene Bissett (30) from Falkirk who won the Most Promising Student in the Department of Access and Progression (sponsored by Rotary Club of Falkirk), Martin Derham (26) from Falkirk who collected the Most Promising Student in the Department of Electrical, Instrumentation and Chemical Engineering (sponsored by Ede and Ravenscroft), Ailsa Dermiddy (18) from Stirling who picked up the Most Promising Student in the Department of Construction (sponsored by Scott Direct) and Chloe Wotherspoon (20) from Clackmannan won the Most Promising Student in Care, Health and Sport (sponsored by Ede and Ravenscroft).
At Stirling Castle ceremony on Thursday 5 October, the prizewinners were: Mary Herriot-Dunlop (75) from Alva who was presented with the Most Promising Student in the Department of Creative Industries (sponsored by Eden Consultancy), Marcus Rawding (21) who was awarded the Most Promising Student in the Department of Hospitality and Salon Services (sponsored by Nisbets Key Accounts) and Aimee Kerr (19) from Bo’ness who won the Business Development Department MA of the Year (sponsored by Forth Valley College Foundation).
Forth Valley College Principal Dr Ken Thomson said: “Everyone at Forth Valley College would like to congratulate this year’s prizewinners and wish them well as they embark upon their new careers or continued study. They should rightly be very proud of their efforts throughout the course of their studies, they have without a doubt been a credit to themselves and to the College. We are confident they will all make a success of whatever they choose to do.”