Dumfries and Galloway College Team Leader Awarded British Empire Medal

A Dumfries and Galloway College staff member has been awarded with the prestigious British Empire Medal.


Team Leader Alison Martin was presented with her medal by Lord Lieutenant Fiona Armstrong at a ceremony at the college’s Henry Duncan Innovation and Research Centre in Dumfries.


She was awarded the prize in recognition of her services to young people in the Dumfries and Galloway area.


Alison is a long-standing and dedicated employee of Dumfries and Galloway College and has played a pivotal role in The Prince’s Trust team she leads.


She is a respected and well-liked member of the college community who has made a significant contribution to it throughout her time here.


The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Prince’s Trust, senior members of the college team, Prince’s Trust students, and members of Alison’s family.


All aspects of the ceremony, and the following lunch, were carried out in full compliance with social distancing and other hygiene measures required by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Dumfries and Galloway College extends its congratulations to Alison for her achievement and thanks her for everything she has done for the community.


Prince’s Trust Team Leader Alison Martin said:


“I am absolutely honoured to receive the BEM for services to young people in Dumfries and Galloway.
“I have had the privilege of working with some of the most amazing young people in our region and work with such fantastic and dedicated staff that every day is a pleasure.
“This award is for every young person I have had the privilege of working with over the years and for everyone involved in our programme.”


Principal Joanna Campbell said:

“Alison is a valued and exemplary member of our college community and we were all proud to stand with her as she received her well-deserved British Empire Medal.

“She has worked so very hard to make a positive impact on all the students and staff she has worked with at our college and with The Prince’s Trust.
“I am sure she will continue to be a great example for others to follow and I hope she enjoys celebrating her accolade with her friends and family.”


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