Southern Regional College’s Higher Education graduates from the area celebrated their success at the annual graduation ceremony hosted recently in the Armagh City Hotel.
Over 650 graduates were conferred with foundation degrees, higher level diplomas and professional qualifications from a range of courses delivered at the College’s Armagh, Banbridge, Newry, Lurgan and Portadown Campuses.
Honours Degrees delivered in conjunction with the University of Ulster and John Moore’s University Liverpool were also conferred in Business Studies, Accounting and Creative Imaging.
The Norbrook Prize is awarded annually to a student of Southern Regional College completing a full-time Further Education programme of study at Level 3, and this year the prize went to Victoria McKnight from Dromore.
The prize of £5,000 is awarded to the individual who best demonstrates that they have the skills and attributes most relevant for future employment.
Mr Brian Doran, Chief Executive of Southern Regional College, had earlier welcomed the graduates and their family and friends and paid tribute to the work of College staff for providing an excellent learning experience for graduates.
SRC was privileged to welcome Mr Kevin McEnoy from BT to present the BT Award for Excellence in Blended Learning. The BT Prize of an HP Tablet was awarded to Majella Gollogly from Newry who studied the Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.
Student of the Year Awards were presented by the Chairman of the Governing Body, Mr Andrew Sanders to both full-time and part-time Higher Education students who had excelled in their studies.
Guest speaker at the graduation ceremony was the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ulster, Professor Richard Barnett.