College honours its graduates in annual ceremony

Motherwell College graduation
Motherwell College graduation

Motherwell College celebrated the graduation of 243 students at its annual awards ceremony, watched by more than 600 family and friends.

The ceremony recognised the achievements made by students of the college at Hamilton Town House.

Hugh Logan, principal and chief executive of Motherwell College, said that “each and every one” of the graduates had made the college proud.

Mr Logan said: “The College is playing a pivotal role in the regeneration of the Ravenscraig site and leading the way in 21st Century learning.”

Amongst the year’s graduates, 21 students were awarded Further and Higher Education awards and four received special awards in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their respective spheres. Chris Howie, an NQ Computing and IT Level Four student from Falkirk, received the Further Education Student of The Year award for his commitment and enthusiasm despite having a hearing impairment.

Graduate Henry Cole, from Kirkintilloch, was named SQA’s Higher Education Student of the Year for commitment in his HNC in Fabrication, Welding and Inspection following a serious accident.

Deborah McKelvie received the prestigious Apprentice of the Year award in Electrical Engineering. The Cambuslang woman was honoured for being a key team member who would frequently help and assist her fellow students.

Karen Fishwick, from Clarkston, was named the Degree Student of the Year, sponsored by Northumbria University after receiving a first class honours degree in Acting.