Ayrshire Business student wins unique memorial award

Ayrshire Business student wins unique memorial award

HND Administration and IT student, Angela Leishman, from Stevenston, has been presented with the Jean Parker-Brown Memorial Fund award this year from Foundation Scotland.

Jean Parker-Brown emigrated to New York in 1968 with her family. She was a full-time homemaker but decided to continue her education, and at the age of 40, earned a diploma from business school before working in the banking industry.

Jean never lost her love for her native Scotland and especially her hometown of Dalry. Her family established The Jean Parker-Brown Memorial Fund in honour of her memory.

The fund is primarily designed to provide financial support to mature women from Ayrshire, and in particular from the Dalry area, who wish to further their education, just as Jean did.

About winning the award, Angela said "I feel privileged to have been chosen to receive this award and appreciate greatly the recognition that mature mums returning to education get from this fund.

It has allowed me to invest in up to date technology which will enable me to freelance in administration. It is a real boost and I am planning on securing an administration position within an organisation".

Business Lecturer, Gayle Agnew said “Angela gives 100% in all that she does, and this is evident in her coursework. She is a highly respected student in her class and is very well deserving of this award.”

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10 June 2019

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