The Education UK Alumni Awards celebrate the achievements of international alumni who studied at UK universities within the last ten years. The three awards honor the outstanding achievements made by business professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders who can demonstrate how their UK education has impacted on their subsequent success.
The finalists for the 2016 awards were announced on January 11, 2016. Honorees were announced on March 3, 2016 and are in italics.
Professional Achievement Awards Finalists and Honoree
Richard Burgess, CEO, American Association of Independent Music, University of South Wales
Ruth Massingill, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University, Teesside University
Eric Scott Sills, Medical Director at the Center for Advanced Genetics, University of Westminster
Entrepreneurial Award Finalists and Honoree
Alison Sawyer, CEO and Co-Founder of Rebellion Photonics, University of Leeds
Clifford Gross, CEO of TekCapital, University of Oxford
Rick Ifland, Chair of Econ & Business Department and Director of the Eaton Program for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Westmont College, University of Oxford
Social Impact Award Finalists and Honoree
Patricia Nagi Mechael, Principle and Policy Lead at Health Enabled, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Morgan Davison, External Engagement Adviser for the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign, Keele University
Andrew Shaughnessy, Manager of Public Policy at Promo, University College London
Peter Williams, Founder and Executive Director at ARCHIVE Global, University of Oxford
2016 Awards Gala
British Council USA organized this year’s Education UK Alumni Gala on March 3, 2016. The gala provides a fantastic opportunity for university staff and alumni chapters to connect with key contacts in the New York area, celebrate British education and highlight the achievements of those whose education have impacted their success.
Distinguished guests included:
Matthew Rycroft, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, UK Mission to the UN
Paul Smith, Director USA, British Council
Gretchen Dobson, Global Strategist, Gretchen Dobson LLC
2015 Education UK Alumni Award Honorees: Mitch Robinson (Professional Achievement Award),Chandler Robinson (Entrepreneurial Award) and Ruthe Farmer (Social Impact Award).
Find out more about the 2016 Honorees below.