Ian Gregg, the retired Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Greggs the Bakers will receive an Honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree from the Chancellor of Newcastle University, Sir Liam Donaldson, at a ceremony on Wednesday 13 July.
Media executive, Dianne Nelmes, renowned children’s author, David Almond, and the University’s outgoing Chair of Council and Pro-Chancellor, Olivia Grant will also receive honorary degrees during the University’s summer graduation ceremonies.
They will join some 4,000 successful students who will graduate from one of 34 separate ceremonies being held at Newcastle University during the week 11 – 16 July.
Newcastle University’s Registrar, Dr John Hogan, said: “For our students, the summer graduation ceremonies are a time to celebrate their achievements and to look forward to future success in their chosen careers.
“In Ian, Dianne, Olivia and David we have four individuals who embody what can be achieved through hard work, dedication and a desire to make a difference. They are outstanding role models and an inspiration to our graduates as they start out on their own careers.”
published on: 11th July 2011