Posted on July 02, 2015
Hundreds of students celebrated a year of hard work and dedication yesterday June 24 when they were honoured at a special awards ceremony.
Around 1,100 people, including parents, sponsors and staff, converged on the College’s atrium for the annual Suffolk New College End of Year Celebration.
The occasion provided an opportunity to recognise the achievements and efforts of the students.
It was the final End of Year Celebration as Principal for Professor Dave Muller, who leaves the College at the end of June.
He said: “As Principal I have been privileged to be part of each annual celebration of the success of our students in gaining their qualifications since 2000.
“As ever I remain highly impressed by just how hard our students, the large majority of whom are aged between 16 and 18, work and the wide range of qualifications gained.
“This reflects well on those young adults who have studied with us and the enormous commitment of our staff.
“It was a very enjoyable but emotional experience to be part of this for the last time.”
The celebration was compered by radio presenter Nick Pandolfi and included performances from Second Year Music Singing students Courtney Woodsford, Charlotte Peck, Dionne Clarke, Megan Smith and Kello Dowsing.
Seventy sponsors from local businesses, charities and organisations generously donated prizes for the Special Award winners who were nominated by their tutors for their exceptional work and dedication.
Two awards were sponsored by the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star - Outstanding Commitment (IT Level 2 Diploma), which was won by Shelby Dobson, and Outstanding Commitment in Media (Level 2 Diploma), won by Scott Rowe.
Editor-in-chief Terry Hunt was on hand to present the pair with their awards.
The East Anglian Daily Times will publish a Suffolk New College End of Year Celebration supplement on July 15.