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Volunteering contribution by DIS student honoured by University

June 29, 2011


Student community award winners

A student from the Department of Information Science has been honoured by Loughborough University in the 2011 student community awards for his outstanding volunteering contributions. John Isralidis (Right), a graduate from the IMBT programme and currently a PhD student in the Department, received the Hannah Prize for his friendship and support of his neighbour.

The Hannah Community Prize is specifically to recognise students’ acts of kindness or good neighbourliness. The Prize is in memory of a former student, Mr George Alexander Hannah and the financial reward for the winners comes from funds donated to the University in his memory. The assessors felt that John’s friendship with his neighbour was a shining example of the aims of the Hannah Prize.

Caroline Walker, interim Chief Operating Officer at the University presented the certificates and financial prizes in a ceremony that took place at Loughborough Town Hall at the end of May. She commented: “Our student volunteers make outstanding contributions to a diverse range of projects and organisations across the Borough. They always give their time willingly alongside their academic studies. These awards are a way the University can reward them for their efforts and it is always a great pleasure to do so.”

Caroline was joined at the event by Loughborough’s MP, Nicky Morgan, the new Charnwood Borough Council Mayor, Councillor Burnard Burr and other local Councillors, dignitaries and guests.

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