The College of North East London held a prestigious award ceremony at its Tottenham Centre site on Thursday 13 November 2003 to celebrate the success of its learners.

The awards were designed to recognise students who have excelled in the following categories:

Effort and Determination: Overcoming barriers to learning

Achievement and Successes to date

Contribution to College life

Role model to other learners

There were also two special awards for Young Learner of the Year and the Ian Macwhinnie Award for the Most Outstanding Adult Learner, presented by Jenny Macwhinne.

All learners that were nominated by their tutor for an award received a prize.

The guest speaker was Diane Modahl, the highly successful 800 meter runner who won a Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Games in 1990.

The winners were as follows:

Award for Effort and Determination
Michelle Chikerema

Terence Chambers

Award for Achievement & Success

Elliot Navaro

Margaret Feron-Kelly

Award for Contribution to College Life
Adebayo Ogundimu

Leanne Smythe

Award for Role Model to other Learners
Reginald West

Donna Ferguson

Young Learner of the Year
Winner: Yvonne Mulinde

Runner-up: Ernest Ssengooba

Ian McWhinnie Award for Most Outstanding Adult Learner

Jill Brooksbank

Award for Excellence
Dawn Painter

The College would like to congratulate all those nominated and who won an award.

Notes to editors:

1. Ian Mcwhinnie was the former Principal of CONEL, now deceased. The special award for the most outstanding adult learner was presented by his wife, Mrs Jenny Mcwhinnie.

2. Photos are available upon request


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