Graduation prizewinners celebrate

Graduation winners celebrate

Graduation prizewinners celebrate

Forth Valley College hosted two successful graduation events at Falkirk Town Hall (Tuesday 9 October) and Stirling Castle (Thursday 11 October).

A total of 1000 students were eligible to graduate this year from Forth Valley College and 310 of them chose to collect their scrolls at the events which attracted large crowds of former students’ friends and family.

Barry Fisher, Director, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scotland spoke at Falkirk Town Hall, while guest speaker at the Stirling Castle event was Scotland’s Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science – Richard Lochhead.

At the Stirling Castle ceremony on Thursday 11 October the former Falkirk Council Chief Executive Mary Pitcaithly was bestowed with the honour of Fellowship of Forth Valley College.

The Alloa Bowmar Pipe Band were on hand to lead in the top table and guests of honour at both ceremonies.

Prizewinners at the Falkirk Town Hall ceremony on Tuesday 9 October were: Zuzana Paleckova (20) from Stirling who picked up the Most Promising Student in the Department of Applied Science, Maths and Mechanical Engineering (sponsored by Falkirk Council),  Wendy Nicolson (21) from Falkirk, who won the Most Promising Student in the Department of Business (sponsored by Lyreco), Ross Avery (21) from Bo’ness who won the Most Promising Student in the Department of Access and Progression (sponsored by Rotary Club of Falkirk), Viktoria Fleming (37) from Bridge of Allan was awarded the Most Promising Student in the Department of Hospitality and Salon Services (sponsored by Eve Taylor), Jennifer Menday (25) from Stirling who collected the Most Promising Student in the Department of Electrical, Instrumentation and Chemical Engineering (sponsored by Ede and Ravenscroft), Aileen Liddell (53) from Torphicen, West Lothian who picked up the Most Promising Student in the Department of Construction (sponsored by Balfour Beatty) and Rebecca Rae (24) from Stenhousemuir who won the Business Development Department MA of the Year (sponsored by Forth Valley College Foundation).

At Stirling Castle ceremony the prizewinners were: Chandelle Waugh (20) from Cowie was presented with the Most Promising Student in the Department of Creative Industries (sponsored by Eden Consultancy), Deborah Jones (37) from Stirling who won the Most Promising Student in Care, Health and Sport (sponsored by Ede and Ravenscroft) and Callum Bonner who graduated with and Advanced Certificate in Painting and Decorating and won an Outstanding Achievement award sponsored by the Merchant Guildry of Stirling.

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.”


Zuzana Jennifer Viktoria
Callum and Deborah
Falkirk Graduation
Barry Fisher speaking
Ross Martin speaking
Falkirk Prizewinners
Graduation at Stirling Castle
Mary recieves Fellowship


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