University members recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Posted by crm28 at Jun 19, 2017 10:05 AM |
A number of people associated with the University are among those to be recognised for their contribution.

Recipients in Her Majesty's 2017 Birthday Honours list with University of Leicester connections include:

  • Honorary Graduate Dr Laurence Howard OBE, formerly a Sub Dean of what has now become our College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology and Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland, becomes a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. Dr Howard said: "I am truly humbled by my award of Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, an honour which is in the personal gift of Her Majesty The Queen. Although the honour was bestowed for my services as HM Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland for the past fourteen years, a role which encompassed the support of the voluntary sector, the Armed Forces, the Church, schools and the many other aspects of community and business life in Rutland, I acknowledge with great warmth the influence that the University of Leicester has had on my life. From my early days, as a postgraduate in the sixties, I sensed a family atmosphere which stayed with me during my time as an academic and encouraged and supported me in all I did. I was surrounded by a remarkable group of colleagues and friends at the University and I thank them wholeheartedly for all they did for me. I have been a lucky man and I wish the University every success in the years to come."
  • Distinguished Honorary Fellow of the University Ian Imlay is awarded the MBE. His citation states: "He has given his continued and dedicated service to playing the organ. He has been playing at the University of Leicester's degree congregations for 35 years.”
  • The Chairman of the National Space Centre, which was co-founded by the University, Mike Kapur,  has been awarded an OBE for services to Science, Technology, Business and Enterprise.
  • Honorary graduate The Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Jennifer, Lady Gretton is appointed Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order,

You can read more about local recipients in the Leicester Mercury. 

If you are aware of other individuals associated with the University who have been honoured, please send details to pressoffice@le.ac.uk citing their University association.

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