Poots presents Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Awards to CAFRE Students

Date published: 05 July 2022

During June, the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) hosted Graduation events for students who had achieved qualifications and special awards in agriculture, horticulture, food and equine. To acknowledge this year of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, DAERA made an award to four students for their significant contribution to student engagement at CAFRE.

Cathy Parke (Magherafelt) graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Food Technology from CAFRE Loughry Campus. Pictured with DAERA Minister Edwin Poots.

DAERA Minister, Edwin Poots said: “I would like to personally thank the students from each of CAFRE’s disciplines for the way, in which, they have enriched student life at Greenmount, Loughry and Enniskillen Campuses. It is very much appreciated by myself, the staff at CAFRE and their fellow students. I wish all of you every success as you progress to the next stage in your career using the knowledge and skills you have acquired during your time at the College.”

The students who received the Awards at the graduation ceremonies were Ronan Kelly, Agriculture (Ballycastle); Rebecca Gilroy, Horticulture (Derrygonnelly); Cathy Parke, Food (Magherafelt) and Manon Varenne, Equine (Lyons, France). All of them expressed their gratitude at receiving the Award as an acknowledgement of their role in student life on campus

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