Former swimming supremo Adrian Moorhouse leads honorary graduate line up
Adrian Moorhouse – who dominated British swimming in the late eighties, returning home from the 1988 Seoul Olympics with Gold in the 100m breaststroke – is one of seven distinguished people who will receive honorary degrees from Loughborough University this week.
Moorhouse – who is now a BBC sports commentator and chief executive of performance management company Lane4 – will be presented with the award of Honorary Doctor of the University in recognition of his outstanding sporting and business success and his links with and support for various Loughborough University activities.
Professor Shirley Pearce, former Vice Chancellor of Loughborough, will also receive the award of Honorary Doctor of the University for her outstanding leadership and exceptional contribution to the development and success of Loughborough University.
The degrees will be presented as follows:
Tuesday 16 July at 11am
Professor Neil Halliwell
Former Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University
Honorary Doctor of Science, in recognition of exceptional service to Loughborough University.
Dr Clive Hickman
Chief Executive of the Manufacturing Technology Centre Ltd and Chair of the Midlands Energy Consortium (MEC)
Honorary Doctor of Technology, in recognition of his exemplary career and leadership in engineering and the automotive industry.
Tuesday 16 July at 3pm
Professor Weicheng Fan
Director of the Institute of Public Safety Research, Tsinghua University, China
Honorary Doctor of Technology, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to and pioneering work in the fields of fire safety science and public safety technology.
Wednesday 17 July at 11am
Chairman of The John Lewis Partnership
Honorary Doctor of the University, in recognition of his outstanding strategic leadership of the John Lewis Partnership.
Professor Shirley Pearce
Former Vice Chancellor of the University
Wednesday 17 July at 3pm
Adrian Moorhouse MBE
Chief Executive of Lane4, official Team GB 2012 Ambassador, sports commentator for the BBC
Thursday 18 July at 3pm
Professor Michael Withers
Former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ERA Technology Ltd and Visiting Professor of Loughborough University
Honorary Doctor of Technology, in recognition of his significant contributions to both industrial and academic research through his long career in electrical engineering