University announces July honours

Posted on Thursday 27th June 2013
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An Olympic athlete and a leading UK judge are among the honorary award recipients meeting graduating students at the University of Bolton in July.

The nine recipients of Honorary Doctorates and Masters this year are: Director of Development and Regeneration for Bolton Council, Keith Davies; Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Rev Canon Paul Denby MBE JP DL; President of New York College, Elias Foutis; Olympic gold medal holder, Jason Kenny OBE; Solicitor, University of Bolton Governor and Chair of the Trustees of the University of Bolton Students’ Union, Neil Myerson; Deputy Vice Chancellor responsible for areas of strategic planning and performance at the University of Central Lancashire, Professor David Phoenix OBE; The Rt Hon Lord Justice Ryder, Lord Justice of Appeal in Ordinary, PC DL; Secretary for the Marriott Trust and Bolton Le Moors Rotarian, David Tomlinson; Bolton Councillor and former Mayor of Bolton, John Walsh OBE.

They will be honoured by the University at its degree congregation ceremonies on July 17, 18 and 19 when graduands, their friends and families will celebrate academic success.

Said Vice Chancellor of the University of Bolton, Dr George Holmes: ‘We will be delighted to welcome our honorary graduands to the University next month, to join us in the celebration of our students’ success at the degree congregation ceremonies.

Each of our honorary graduands has excelled in their professional and public life and all have also done so much for their communities, sharing a deep connection with our town and often with us as a University.’

 

The honorary graduands for the Degree Congregation Ceremonies July 2013 are:

Mr Keith Davies

Honorary Master of the University for his contribution to the town of Bolton

Mr Jason Kenny OBE

Honorary Doctorate of Science for his contribution to sport and in particular to the world of cycling

Rev Canon Paul Denby MBE JP DL

Honorary Doctorate of Divinity for his contribution to Bolton and the region

Mr Elias Foutsis

Honorary Doctorate of the University for his entrepreneurial approach to higher education and in particular the partnership with the University of Bolton

Mr Neil Myerson

Honorary Doctorate of Laws for his contribution to the University

The Rt Hon Lord Justice Ryder, Lord Justice of Appeal in Ordinary, PC DL

Honorary Doctorate of Laws for his contribution to the legal profession

Professor David Phoenix OBE

Honorary Doctorate of the University for his contribution to higher education, management and scholarship in the North West

Mr David Tomlinson

Honorary Doctorate of the University for his contribution to the reputation of the University

Mr John Walsh OBE

Honorary Doctorate of the University for his contribution to the town of Bolton.