Summer graduation ceremonies

19 June 2014

Summer graduation ceremonies

GCU Chancellor Professor Muhammad Yunus

Glasgow Caledonian University will hold its summer graduation ceremonies on Tuesday, June 24 and Wednesday, June 25.

More than 2300 students will graduate from the University’s three academic schools – the School of Engineering and Built Environment, Glasgow School for Business and Society and the School of Health and Life Sciences.

GCU Chancellor Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel laureate and international anti-poverty campaigner, will confer the degrees during four ceremonies, which will take place in the Clyde Auditorium.

The University will also recognise the achievements of six leading citizens from the worlds of social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, academia, the construction industry and the media.

 • President Stephen Friedman, of Pace University in New York, will be awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of his distinction in the field of higher education administration and his outstanding achievement, contribution and extensive experience within the legal sector.

 • Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, Wikia.Inc and Wikimedia Foundation, in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of internet entrepreneurship.

 • Broadcaster, journalist and author Gavin Esler will be awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of his outstanding achievements, contribution and extensive experience within journalism, and his distinction in the field of literature.

 • Professor Eva Haller, GCU Honorary Professor and Magnusson Fellow, and Dr Yoel Haller will each be awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions to philanthropy and social activism.

 • Khalid Mohammed Abdulrahim, founder and chairman of the KAR Group, will be awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering, in recognition of his outstanding achievement, contribution and extensive experience within the construction industry in Bahrain and internationally.

GCU Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies CBE said: “The University is privileged to welcome such distinguished Honorary Graduates into our extended academic community. Each Honorary Graduate brings a wealth of professional experience coupled with a strong commitment to serve the common good in public life.”

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