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Claire Galloway, Clinical Lead Nurse for Sexual Health at the Northern Health & Social Care Trust, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Northern Regional College. Claire is a previous winner of the Royal College of Nursing’s ‘Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year’ Award and has been recognised for transforming and modernising the Trust’s sexual health service.

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Alison Wallace, Partner at Irwin Donaghey Stockman Chartered Accountants, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Northern Regional College. Alison is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, successful business person and a leading local employer. As a former student of the College, Alison has long been a vocal and committed advocate of the Further Education sector and employs several Northern Regional College Higher Level Apprenticeship students within her own practice.

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Northern Regional College apprentice Rory McCluskey, who previously won a prestigious gold medal at the Worldskills UK National finals, has been awarded his Foundation Degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. At the championships the Antrim man was recognised for his expertise in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Milling, which involves programming, setting and running a modern CNC milling machine to accurately produce a component in a given timeframe.

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The hassle of juggling work, part-time study and family life was forgotten about this week as Dunmurry mum, Leanne O’Neill graduated with Distinction from Northern Regional College. Leanne, who is a Trainee Design Manager with McLaughlin & Harvey was awarded a Foundation Degree in Building Technology and Management at the College’s annual higher education graduation ceremony in Galgorm.

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Education is a lifelong journey and it’s never too late to start learning, according to Ballymoney woman, Marlene Purdy. Marlene, who is visually impaired, graduated with distinction at Northern Regional College’s annual graduation ceremony at the Galgorm Resort. She was awarded a Level 5 Certificate in Health and Social Care and now in her mid ‘fifties, Marlene hopes to go to university. After leaving school, Marlene went to London and worked with Barclay’s Bank. When she returned to Northern Ireland, she realised she would need to retrain.

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Thirty six years after leaving school with no qualifications, Coleraine’s Johnny Goldie has graduated from Northern Regional College with a Foundation Degree in Building Technology and Management. Now in his fifties, Johnny says he hopes his story will inspire others. He applied to do the course in 2014 but although he was running his own small building company and had plenty of industrial experience, he didn’t meet the course entry requirements because he didn’t have Maths and English.

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