DGC celebrates students’ success at Stranraer campus  

Dumfries and Galloway College’s Celebration of Success day at its Stranraer campus has been hailed as a huge hit with staff and students alike. 

The event which took place on Friday, June 16, gave learners the chance to enjoy their achievements with friends and lecturers as they received their certificates from DGC Principal Joanna Campbell and the Chair of the Board of Management, Caroline Stuart, with their names being announced by Depute Principal Douglas Dickson. 

Each student received a certificate and then followed a selection of Student of the Year awards for each class (winners below). 

After the prizegiving ceremony —attended by local politicians and business leaders which included MSPs Finlay Carson and Willie Scobie, as well as Karen O’Rourke from the Better Lives Partnership — all of the students, staff and guests came together for a fantastic lunch and photographs to commemorate the big day.

Joanna Campbell, Dumfries and Galloway College Principal, said: “Our ‘Celebration of Success’ at Stranraer was a great celebration and a huge success. 

“It was such a delight to present the students with their certificates as we honoured their achievements during this academic year. 

“All of our staff and lecturers thoroughly enjoyed chatting with the students and hearing about their hopes for the future — which certainly look just as bright as the sunshine on the day!”

Curriculum Winner NameSponsored by
Professional Cookery NCSCQF Level 5 Thomas BrackPropagate
Pathway to Employment NQSCQF Level 3 Jamie WilliamsBetter Lives Partnership
Beauty Therapy Multi Skills NQSCQF Level 5 Annie Marshall   La Ruelle Beauty Salon
Lifeskills NQSCQF Level 2Aldijana Cullearn  Lifelong Learning
Art & Design NCSCQF Level 6 Ashley McCaigStranraer & District Local History Trust
Construction SkillsSCQF Level 4 Alistair McGarvaWheatley Group
Transport MaintenanceSCQF Level 4 Emily Lockhart Jewson
Childhood Practice HNCSCQF Level 7 Joni WallaceBusy Bees
Early Education and Childcare NCSCQF Level 6 Laura ThompsonBusy Bees
Pathway to Early Learning and Childcare NQSCQF Level 5 Sheila McGroryBusy Bees
Hairdressing Multi Skills NQ
SCQF Level 5 
Kaileigh Brown  Tres Chic Hair Salon
Hairdressing and Beauty Multi Skills NQSCQF Level 4 Tammy RennieUnique Hair Salon
Bakery NQSCQF Level 4 Leah DeyCraignelder Hotel