Dearne Valley College Awards Outstanding Students

Date: 27/06/2011

Dearne Valley College (DVC) has awarded outstanding students at its Annual Student Awards Evening 2011.

The evening coincided with VQ Day (Wednesday 22 June 2011) which celebrates vocational achievement across the UK and is a celebration of people who gain vocational qualifications.

Over the past few months’ college tutors were invited to nominate students from academic year 2010/2011 who they believe are worthy winners of the college awards. The awards recognise progress and achievement from all vocational areas of the college, and all levels from first steps to Higher Education (HE).

Jonathan Wildgoose, Chairman of Wildgoose Construction presented 35 awards from the various vocational areas within the college.

As well as awards recognising achievements in particular vocational areas there were a number of Cross College Awards. The Cross College Awards are given to students whose achievements are exceptional.

Student of the Year went to Kyle Drewett (19) from Denaby Main, Doncaster.

Adult Achiever of the Year went to Jill Evans (43) from East Herringthorpe, Rotherham.

Dale Camplin (25), who lives in Doncaster and is currently doing a Construction Apprenticeship, was presented with Apprentice of the Year.

Alicja Gellert (28) from Barnsley received the Sheffield Hallam University Academic Achiever of the Year.

Paul Townsley, Principal and Chief Executive at Dearne Valley College commented:

“This was a brilliant evening for students, their families and tutors as it celebrates students’ achievements and efforts. The students worked really hard whilst studying here at Dearne Valley College. The college wanted to show students that their efforts don’t go unrecognised and to show just how proud we are of them”.

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