University announces honours list

Punjabi music legend Gurdas Maan and drum and bass musician Goldie are both to receive awards in September.

Chairman of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club Steve Morgan is set to receive an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters.

Other recipients include retired judge Rt. Hon the Baroness Butler-Sloss of Marsh Green GBE, the first female Lord Justice of Appeal who, from September 2006 to June 2007, chaired the inquests into the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed.

High profile Barrister Mr Michael Mansfield QC, who has represented the Bloody Sunday families, Stephen Lawrence’s family, Michael Barrymore at the Stuart Lubbock inquest and Barry George at the inquest into the death of Jill Dando, will also be recognised.

The University will honour John Sharples, a former Chairman of Governors, in recognition of his contribution to the mission of the University of Wolverhampton.

Ian Powell, Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and a graduate of the University, will be presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline Gipps, said: “We are delighted to award honorary degrees to figures who have made an outstanding contribution to their field and offer inspiration to our graduates.

“We look forward to welcoming them to our graduation ceremonies in September.”

The complete list (please see below) includes leading figures from the NHS in the region, a former editor of BBC’s See Hear! programme and experts from the IT industry.

The awards will be presented at graduation ceremonies at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre between Wednesday, 1 September and Friday, 10 September 2010.

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Please find the complete list of honorary recipients below:

School of Computing and IT

Karen Price OBE – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology in recognition of significant contribution to raising the level of education and professionalism of practitioners in the IT industry.

Donald Yeates – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology in recognition of significant contribution to raising the level of education and professionalism of practitioners in the IT industry.

School of Applied Sciences

Dr Keith Ridge – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in recognition of significant contribution to the Pharmacy profession.

School of Art & Design

Clifford Joseph Price (Goldie) – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Design in recognition of work nationally and internationally as a performer and artist.

School of Education

Pat Onions – Honorary Fellowship in recognition of significant commitment to education and the education profession in the region and towards the education of young people.

School of Health and Wellbeing

Jon Crockett – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in recognition of considerable contribution to the provision of Health and Wellbeing in the region.

Elisabeth Buggins - Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in recognition of considerable contribution to the provision of Health and Wellbeing both regionally and nationally.

School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications

Terry Riley – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts in recognition of outstanding contribution to broadcasting for deaf and hearing impaired viewers and for promoting British Sign Language through the medium of TV.

Rt Hon the Baroness Butler-Sloss of Marsh Green GBE – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of valued contributions to the law and in particular family law and issues of ethical and moral difficulty.

Michael Mansfield QC – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of significant contribution in the field of Criminal Justice and Human Rights.

Executive

John Sharples – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education in recognition of enormous contribution to the mission of the University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton Business School

Ian Powell – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration in recognition of outstanding contribution to and eminence in the accountancy profession.

Baroness Verma of Leicester - Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration in recognition of outstanding contribution to business and eminence in professional life.

School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure

Steve Morgan OBE – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of significant services to the construction industry and for entrepreneurial flair and passion for sport and leisure.

Gurdas Maan – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music in recognition of considerable contribution to popular music.

David Massingham – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of significant contribution to and promotion of dance within the region and internationally.

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