'Honoured' to be part of the University of Bath

The University which counts five Olympic medallists amongst our former students is celebrating a clutch of very different awards.

The Lord Lieutenant of Somerset is just one of the local luminaries associated with the University to have been recognised in the 2014 New Year’s Honours. Lady Gass, who lives in Bridgwater, Somerset, and is a member of the University Court, was awarded the Royal Victorian Order (DCVO) in January’s list.

Castle Cary Town Councillor Laura Tilling, who graduated with an MSc in International Development in 2004, received an MBE for her work twinning the Somerset town with Mufulira, Zambia.

Bath-based Paul McDermott, a Senior Executive Officer for the Ministry of Defence, is another graduate able to add the letters MBE to his BSc in Engineering. He has been recognised for services to operational helicopter capability.

Other alumni honoured in their fields of expertise were:

  • Baroness Onora O’Neill of Bengarve (Honorary DLitt 2004) - philosophy and public policy
  • Iain Gilmour Gray (Honorary DEng 2005) - technology
  • Ed Smith (Honorary LLD 2009) - higher education
  • Shahed Ahmed Battiwala (BSc Mathematical Studies 1986) - education
  • Carol Kristina Holden (BSc Engineering 1979) - transport

Gavin Maggs, Director of the Department of Development & Alumni Relations, which works with more than 90,000 former University of Bath students in 150 countries said:  “The University is proud to maintain strong links with its thriving alumni community.

“Whether they are acknowledged officially through the Honours System, or through their contributions to the economy, community, sport or culture, Bath alumni are making a positive impact worldwide, so it’s great to see this recognised through official awards.”

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