College Staff Member Named Herald Higher Education Awards Finalist

A member of staff at Dumfries and Galloway College has been announced as a finalist in the Herald Higher Education Awards.

Visual Communication Lecturer, Penny Humphreys, was nominated in the Outstanding Contribution of a Staff Member category by her colleagues for her work on a large range of student-centric live projects.

Now in their seventh year, the Herald Higher Education Awards celebrate the extraordinary things that are going on in colleges and universities across Scotland.

The talented teacher was also praised for developing excellent links with the local community and for her consistently positive impact on the college community.

Recently, Penny worked with students on an animation project to raise awareness of the problem of hoarding, aiding them to create a new logo for the Community Re-Use shop in Stranraer.

Penny’s dedication to her students and the way in which she continues to positively engage with them and her colleagues in a collaborative way has made her a natural choice for this nomination.

Dumfries and Galloway College is proud to congratulate Penny on her nomination and everyone at the college wishes her every possible success at the awards.

Commenting, Penny Humphreys, said:

“I am delighted to be nominated for these awards by my colleagues.
“The Herald Higher Education Awards are very highly regarded in Scottish education and so to be nominated is an honour in itself.
“I look forward to attending the awards event and thank the college for all their support.”

Principal Joanna Campbell said;

“Penny is an incredibly talented lecturer and her example is one that all of us in education can look to for inspiration.
“These awards celebrate the very best in further and higher education in Scotland, and that sums up Penny’s contribution to our college.
“I want to send Penny my personal congratulations and wish her the very best of luck at the awards.”