Going Full Circle

GKC Graduation

In March 2018 (20 years on), I returned to Kelvin College, going full circle in my educational journey.  I was successfully co-opted onto the Board of Kelvin College for Audit and Risk.  To serve on the Board has been a very personal ambition, as a former student of this college; my own journey through education was a challenging one.  I am one of eight children from the East End of Glasgow.  First in family to enter into a further educational environment, first in the family to attain a Degree, Masters and I am currently studying towards successful completion of my Professional Doctorate and aim to complete early 2020.

Making a personal commitment to education creates the ability within one’s self to grow as an individual creating pride of worth and economic well-being for the future.   It was, therefore, a privilege for me to attend the Glasgow Kelvin College graduation ceremony on the 12th of November and share in the celebrations.  Witnessing this incredible achievement by the graduating students, the support from staff, family and friends really brought home to me the team effort which goes into individual success.

With a New Year just around the corner and the beginning of a new and exciting chapter for graduate students, I would like to take this opportunity to share my gratitude and shared feelings of accomplishment, success, and fulfillment into the future.

Congratulations and well done.



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Pat Culhane says:

    Another excellent piece Eileen. Your openness is refreshing, and you are, truly, are an inspiration to many.

    Well done on being coopted onto the board at Kelvin College. No doubt, you’ll bring your positive energy and make worthwhile strategic contributions there!

    Go n’eirí an bothar leat [may the road rise with you in Irish; i.e., all the very best this pursuit].


    1. Thanks, Pat, it was such a privilege to watch other students walk up and take their place within our academic world. Made me cry as some of the back stories are just so moving.


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