Brechin graduates

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Student success was celebrated at the Angus College Graduation Ceremony on Friday, as more than almost 200 graduates made their way across the stage at the Webster Memorial Theatre, Arbroath, to receive their certificates.

Keynote speaker, SDS chief executive Damien Yeates presented the Higher National Diplomas and Higher National Certificates to the successful graduates on the day.

Scholarships were also presented to current students who have displayed hard work, dedication and enthusiasm for their studies at Angus College.

The ceremony was concluded with the presentation of the Cross-College Awards which recognise the achievements of individuals who have achieved outstanding success in challenging circumstances.

In a speech to guests and graduates Angus College Principal John Burt remarked on the College’s key achievements during 2011/12 including Angus College having the highest proportion of school leavers entering college education in Scotland, 37 per cent above the national average.

Students had also achieved national awards and recognition in welding, roof slating, carpentry and painting, students undertaking over 300 volunteering opportunities and various community campaigns and raising thousands of pounds for local and national charities.

Brechin students who were presented with certificates in the morning were as follows:-

HNC Sports Coaching and Development – Rachel Duncan, Brechin; John King, Brechin; Declan Murphy, Edzell; Hazel-Mae Renilson, Brechin; HNC Early Education and Childcare – Joanna Laing, Brechin. HNC Health Care – Kathleen Procter, Brechin. HNC Social Care –Wendy Stewart, Brechin. HNC Administration and Information Technology – Jessica D’Unienville, Brechin; Karen Whittington, Brechin. HNC Social Sciences –Nicola Thomson, Brechin. HND Social Science – Vikki Duncan, Brechin. HNC Working with Communities – Ivor Cowie, Brechin.

Afternoon graduates were as follows:-

HNC Computing –Scott Burnett, Brechin; Trevor Gordon, Brechin. HND Computing Technical Support – Michael Stewart, Brechin. HNC Interactive Media and Web Development – Ross Anderson, Brechin; William Kerr, Brechin; Lisa Strachan, Brechin. HNC Contemporary Art Practice – Millar Young, Brechin. HND Contemporary Art Practice – Christy Davidson, Brechin; Ameena Mahmood, Brechin; Ann Robertson, Brechin; Mary Spence, Edzell. HNC Construction Practice – Frank Jamieson, Brechin. HNC Animal Care –Lisa Horsburgh, Brechin; Danielle Stewart, Brechin. HNC Engineering Mechanical – Richard Whittington, Brechin. HNC Engineering Systems – Michael Robertson, Brechin. HNC Engineering Practice – Steven McCall, Fettercairn; Cameron Skene, Brechin; Mark Watson, Brechin.

Brechin students who picked up awards were:-

Best HND Contemporary Art Student – Ann Robertson, Brechin. Best HNC Construction Student – Frank Jamieson, Brechin.