A Tandragee woman has described her emotion after receiving the MBE at Buckingham Palace.
Elizabeth Greer, Deputy Head of School of Business and Computing at Southern Regional College, was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for services to Education in Northern Ireland.
Elizabeth has dedicated over 30 years to teaching, something she had always wanted to do from an early age.
“I love my job in SRC and there is immense reward from seeing students both young people and adults returning to education in College, progressing and leaving with additional qualifications and confidence and then hearing about their achievements afterwards, such as higher education, securing employment and gaining promotions”.
“I am highly delighted and truly honoured to receive such a prestigious award and yet I feel very humble. It is a privilege to work with young people and adults in an educational setting. I see the MBE as an award for the College too as without supportive senior management teams and colleagues past and present I would not have been able to have achieved this.”
Elizabeth and her family really enjoyed visiting Buckingham Palace for the Investiture at which the Award was presented by the Duke of Cornwall.
Brian Doran, SRC Chief Executive said, “This is a magnificent accolade for Elizabeth and we are all delighted that the work that she does for SRC has been formally recognised through this award”.