Honorary graduates recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

16 June 2015

Honorary graduates recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Left to right, Professor Dame Anne Glover and Dr Lena Wilson CBE, Honorary Graduates of GCU.

GCU honorary graduates Professor Dame Anne Glover, Vice-Principal for External Affairs and Dean for Europe at the University of Aberdeen, and Dr Lena Wilson CBE, Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise, have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Professor Glover has been honoured with a DBE for services to science within the UK and the European Union. Dr Wilson, an alumna of GCU, has been appointed as Commander of the British Empire for her contribution to economic development in Scotland.

Professor Glover was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science by GCU in July 2013 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the field of molecular and cell biology research.

Dr Wilson received an honorary degree of Doctor of the University in November 2010 for her outstanding work in economic development. A GCU graduate with a BA in Public Administration Management, Dr Wilson was also presented with a GCU Alumni Achievement Award in 2009.

Earlier this month, Dr Wilson delivered a keynote address at a business leaders’ event at GCU New York. It was hosted by Ernst and Young (EY) and Scotland Development International, and attended by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP.