Coventry University honors a number of amazing people whose work in various fields has made a huge difference in people’s lives.
This year, the university presents honorary doctorates to 19 individuals who are an inspiration to students today.
Among those who received this honor was Elaine Yates in recognition of her community work in the areas of mental health, learning disabilities and services to women over the past 30 years.
She is the CEO of Coventry Haven Women’s Aid, an organization that has supported women survivors of abuse and their children for almost 50 years, providing safe refuge, independent advice on domestic violence, and outreach and community services.
Elaine, who receives the Honorary Doctorate of Arts, said, “This award honors and recognizes the incredible work and commitment of so many women like me working in the area of violence against women and girls.
“I feel truly honored to receive this award and I want to share this recognition with all of the inspiring women, colleagues and survivors, whom I have been privileged to have surrounded throughout my career.
“My thanks and gratitude for the continued respect, support and collaboration between Coventry University and Coventry Haven WA.”
Anne-Marie Imafidon, a computer, math and language prodigy who, at the age of just 13, received a UK scholarship to study mathematics at Johns Hopkins University.
Anne-Marie became one of the youngest to earn a master’s degree from the University of Oxford, before co-founding and becoming CEO of Stemettes, a social enterprise inspiring and promoting girls, women and non-binary people in STEM. careers.
To date, Stemettes has reached 60,000 young people, with the goal of creating a more diverse and balanced science and technology community.
Anne-Marie said: “Some of my favorite people are from Coventry. Someone whom I greatly admire is Margaret Casely-Hayford, the current Chancellor with whom I share an alma mater.
“And of course, Dr. Nira Chamberlin, current president of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. It is a joyous occasion for me personally and professionally.
Anne-Marie, who also hosts the Women Tech Charge podcast for the Evening Standard, receives the honorary doctorate in science.
Professor John Latham CBE, Vice Chancellor of Coventry University, said: ‘I would like to congratulate all those who receive honorary doctorates from Coventry University for their outstanding achievements in the fields of science, l IT and finance to music, sports and law, are an inspiration to students today.
“Coventry University prides itself on maintaining strong academic ties across the world and we are a national leader in providing fantastic experiences for international students, with over 13,000 international learners who have chosen to study with us last year. “
This year’s honorary doctorate recipients receive their diplomas in a series of ceremonies from 15-24e November.
The full list of this year’s honorary doctorate recipients:
Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE – Doctor honoris causa in sciences – In recognition of her services to young women in STEM careers.
Bruce Kent – Doctor honoris causa in Letters – In recognition of his significant contribution to the establishment of world peace and the promotion of reconciliation and justice.
Dame Eileen Sills – Honorary Doctor of Science – In recognition of her significant contribution to the field of nursing and the advancement of health care standards.
Elaine Yates – Honorary Doctorate of Arts – In recognition of her work to support vulnerable women and their children in the city of Coventry.
Frank Mills – Honorary Life Fellowship – In recognition of his exemplary contribution to the Coventry University group and his significant contribution to the economic development of the West Midlands.
George W Wagstaffe – Honorary Doctorate of Arts – In recognition of his significant contributions to the art and postwar revival of Coventry.
Gerald Thomas Marlow – Honorary Life Fellowship – In recognition of a career dedicated to the financial management and operations of the University.
Jane Mary Nickerson – Honorary Doctor of Science – In recognition of her significant national and local contribution to the sport of swimming.
Sir Michael Joseph Keehan – Doctor honoris causa in law – In recognition of his significant contribution to the legal community, legal education and law reform.
Michael Stuart Williams – Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration – In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the public sector and third sector institutions in the Midlands.
Mohamed K Al Assam – Honorary Doctorate in Arts – In recognition of his exceptional contribution to architecture in the Middle East.
Nitin Sawhney CBE – Honorary Doctor of Arts – In recognition of excellence in the arts and his significant contribution to arts education.
Prita Kemal Gani – Honorary Doctor of Arts – In recognition of her contribution to the teaching of public relations and communication through ASEAN.
Priya Lakhani OBE – Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration – In recognition of the excellence of entrepreneurship and its application to help and educate others.
Dr Salim Mohammed Al Malik – Honorary Doctor of Arts – In recognition of his significant contributions to international education, the development of peaceful international relations in the Middle East and the eradication of poverty, illiteracy and poverty. ‘extremism.
Professor Dr Shirley J Thompson OBE – Honorary Doctor of Arts – In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the arts and arts education.
Darren Rodwell, Joanna Thomas and David Thomas have also all recently received honorary doctorates from Coventry University in CU London.
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Coventry University is a modern, global university with a mission to create a better future. We were founded by entrepreneurs and industrialists in 1843 as the Coventry School of Design and we continue to have strong links with the public and private sectors, providing ready-made graduates with the skills and creative thinking. needed to improve their communities.
With a proud tradition of innovative teaching and learning, Coventry University boasts world-class campus facilities, the UK’s first autonomous 5G network and a digital learning community. Our students are part of a global network of 50,000 learners studying Coventry University degrees in over 40 different countries and partnerships with 150 higher education institutions around the world.
We have dramatically increased our research capacity and capacity by focusing on impactful research, carried out for and with partners, to address real-world challenges and help businesses and communities grow and grow.
For over two centuries we have thrived in Coventry and the Coventry University Group now also offers access to our range of high quality services and partnerships through bases in London, Scarborough, Belgium, Poland, Egypt, Dubai, Singapore and in Africa.
Over the past few years, we’ve won numerous awards and dramatically improved our ranking in the rankings that matter to students, but what matters to us is bringing transformational change to our students, partners and communities around the world. .