Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Community contribution honoured

Community contribution honoured


The Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Council has announced its Honours Awards to mark the start of the 2014 academic year.

Well-known Wellington-based furniture designer Noel Brown receives the highest honour of Honorary Fellow for an outstanding and distinguished contribution to UCOL, the wider community and society in general. Mr Brown says he is delighted with the honour because it acknowledges the contribution that can be made to our society by design. “Design is at heart a team discipline so really this award belongs to the various teams I have been lucky enough to have been a part of over the last thirty plus years.”

Honorary Associate awards go out to Inspire Net founder James Watts, Youth One Stop Shop Director Trissel Mayor, and Dannevirke businesswoman Mavis Mullins for significant and distinguished contribution to the life and work of UCOL and/or the wider community of which UCOL is a part.

The Lands Trust Masterton receives a Special Award in recognition of its extensive contribution of supporting education in the Wairarapa region, its valued role in the community and its ongoing support of UCOL. Lands Trust Masterton Chairman John Bunny says the Trust is honoured to receive the award. “It is a reflection of the strong relationship the Trust has with UCOL Wairarapa and its commitment to supporting tertiary education for local people.”

UCOL Council Chairperson Trevor Goodwin says the awards are UCOL Council’s way of recognising people who stand as role models and inspiration to UCOL students, and reflect the institution’s community connections.
“The award recipients represent the communities where UCOL has campuses, and they have all made significant contributions to their local areas and beyond. Each recipient has achieved success through excellence and innovation, which are the values that UCOL seeks to foster in all its staff and students.”

The Honours Awards will be conferred at UCOL’s upcoming graduation ceremonies in March.
ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Anniversaries: Vivid Memories Four Years After Christchurch Quake

Four years ago, an earthquake that would change the lives of thousands shook Christchurch at 12.51 p.m. More>>

ALSO:

Environment 'n' Conservation: Slash Meets Tāne The Tuatara

Rock and Roll superstar and former Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash visited Zealandia Ecosanctuary along with collaborating band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. More>>

Foo Fighters: Exclusive Show In Support Of Music Foundation

Frontier Touring has today announced that the Foo Fighters will play a last minute intimate and exclusive benefit show at the Auckland Town Hall this Friday February 20 with all profits going to The New Zealand Music Foundation. More>>

ALSO:

Canterbury Quakes: Feedback Sought On Short-Listed Memorial Designs

Six short-listed designs for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial have been released for public input... The Memorial will honour the victims of Canterbury’s earthquakes and acknowledge the suffering of all those who lived through them as well as the heroism of those who participated in the rescue and recovery operations. More>>

ALSO:

Celia Lashlie: Legacy Will Live On

Social justice advocate Celia Lashlie leaves a legacy that will continue to have a positive impact on the lives of New Zealanders for years to come, Labour Leader Andrew Little says. “Celia was a powerful voice for reason, sense and compassion. Her work, particularly with teenage boys, was ground-breaking." More>>

ALSO:

Obituary: Sad Farewell To PPTA Activist Robin Duff

Duff has been a long-time fixture of the association... Most recently Duff has been working hard to support Canterbury teachers through the quakes that devastated the region. More>>

ALSO:

Poroporoaki: Dr Apirana Tuahae Kaukapakapa Mahuika

Papa Api was a man of many great gifts and occupied a long list of roles including priest, teacher, scholar, politician, and leader. Chair of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou, and a rangatira of his iwi... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news