A Tandragee lecturer was on cloud nine after a visit to Windsor Castle for a special Royal engagement.
Earlier this year, Marilyn Warren, a lecturer at Southern Regional College, was awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List for her Services to Education and Children.
Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions, Marilyn was unable to receive her prestigious award at that time.
But now Marilyn has kept her appointment and was delighted to attend Windsor Castle and be presented with her MBE from Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne.
Marilyn, who is from Tandragee and lectures within the Faculty of Health and Science, deserves special recognition for this award. Her dedication, outstanding commitment, and services within the field of education is a testament to herself.
She is no stranger to awards as, in 2019, Marilyn received the prestigious Lions Award for Lecturer of the Year as part of the annual City & Guilds Medals for Excellence programme.
And, in 2018, she received a coveted Medal of Excellence for not only being a champion for learning, but for her ‘enthusiasm and outstanding subject knowledge’.
Brian Doran, Chief Executive at Southern Regional College, paid tribute.
He said: “I am absolutely thrilled that Marilyn has finally received an MBE for her services to education and children.
“Marilyn has dedicated her life to teaching others and her career has spanned 43 years working across all levels of education from primary to higher education.
“She is a member of staff whose enthusiasm and passion for her area of expertise is infectious and consistently goes above and beyond to meet the needs of her students.
“On behalf of the College’s senior management team, Chairman and Governors, I would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Marilyn.”