UWE STAFF RECOGNISED IN QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS

Issue date: 16 June 2003


ISSUE DATE: 14/06/03

The Queen has recognised two members of the staff of the University of the West of England in her Birthday Honours list, which marks the 50th anniversary of her coronation.

Alfred Morris, the Vice-Chancellor, becomes a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services to higher education. His comment is as follows:

“As I always say at Graduation Ceremonies, the achievements of this University are large and remarkable – but they are not my achievements. They reflect the hard work and dedication of the entire and extraordinarily talented staff of UWE. I regard myself as accepting this honour on their behalf and I do so with great pleasure and considerable pride.”

Diane Stone, Widening Participation Co-ordinator, becomes a Member of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of her services to higher education. Her comments are as follows:

“I feel honoured, privileged, unworthy and most of all shell shocked. I have been awarded this honour for doing something I love doing and that I consider to be worthwhile …. In honouring my services to higher education, this award also recognises the commitment of UWE to widening participation and meeting the needs of local people.”

A biographical note on Alfred Morris is attached, together with a draft story about Diane Stone for publication in the next issue of UWE’s house journal.

-ENDS-

Editor’s notes

Biographical notes are attached and photographs are available from the press office.

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