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Students honoured at Kilmarnock graduation

Students honoured at Kilmarnock graduation

Ayrshire College students from the Kilmarnock Campus celebrated their success in style as they graduated at the town’s Grand Hall on 27 October.

Family members and friends of 192 HNC and HND graduates packed into the hall to sound their appreciation.

The graduates were presented with a special medal and certificate to commemorate their time on their course.

Nine students received further recognition, with seven graduates collecting awards identifying them as the ‘Student of the Year’ for their course subject. The other two students – Alan McQueen and Fiona Rochford - picked up awards in ‘Making a Difference in the Community’ and ‘Outstanding Achievement’, respectively.

The ‘Student of the Year’ recipients were: Catriona Maloney (Sport and Fitness), Angela Paton (Care), Martin McCluskey (Hair and Beauty), Michelle Morton (Business, Administration and Accounts), Max McGinn (Engineering and Science), Beth Watson (Early Years) and Scott Montgomery (Social Science).

Heather Dunk, Ayrshire College’s Principal, announced at the ceremony that the overall Student of the Year for the Kilmarnock Campus was Scott Montgomery, age 49 from Stewarton, who graduated with HND Social Science.

A former bus driver, Scott has now progressed onto the Open University College Partnership Social Science Degree course, with ambitions to become a counsellor.

Heather said “This is a special occasion for all of our Kilmarnock graduates and it is fantastic that they are able to celebrate their achievements in front of their proud friends and family members today.”

27 October 2017


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