Honorary graduates joined 2500 students at summer graduation ceremonies

02 July 2015

Honorary graduates joined 2500 students at summer graduation ceremonies

More than 2500 students have graduated from GCU

Over 2500 students have graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) in summer ceremonies held in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall this week (July 1 and 2).

The graduands were capped by University Chancellor Professor Muhammad Yunus, who delivered the Opening Address for each graduation.

Professor Yunus said: “Make all impossibles possible and create a world where there is no poverty, no unemployment and no global warming.”

Graduands were joined by honorary graduates Dr Kerry Kennedy, Anna Sloan, Dr Christopher To, Brian Molefe and Her Excellency Dr Rawya Saud AlBusaidi.

HE Dr Rawya Saud AlBusaidi was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of her significant contribution to the development of education.

Brian Molefe, previously at the helm of South Africa’s Transnet, is now Chief Executive of the country’s power utility, Eskom.

Dr Kerry Kennedy received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws for her work in the promotion of human rights around the world.

Dr Christopher To, a GCU alumnus, received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering in recognition of his global work on dispute-resolution.

Anna Sloan, an Olympic medal-winning curler and a graduate of GCU, was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University by Students Association President Michael Stephenson. 

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