Wales football boss Chris Coleman visits Bangor University to receive honourary fellowship


Arron Evans

ChRis Coleman joined Bangor Business School’s graduating students to receive an honorary fellowship this week.

On Monday morning, Wales’ national football team manager received the honour to mark his contribution to Wales, including orchestrating his side’s outstanding achievement at Euro 2016, which saw them reach the semi-finals.

Joining Chris Coleman to receive an honorary fellowship in the same ceremony was Lord Merfyn Davies, who served as chair of Bangor University’s council from 2008-2015.

On Monday afternoon, poet and TV executive Ifor ap Glyn received his honorary fellowship, as did Canolfan Bedwyr founder Dr Cen Williams for his contribution to education both nationally and internationally.

On Tuesday, two Bangor graduates, Kailesh Karavadra and Dr Constantin Grammenos, received their fellowships, as well as Bangor-born award-winning actor, Llion Williams.

Also receiving honorary fellowships this week are Prof Julian Evans, for his services to forestry in the Third World; Osian Roberts, for his contribution to sport as Wales’ assistant manager; Nicolas Jackson, for his practical support to captive breeding programmes and Prof Gareth Ffowc Roberts, known for his taxing mathematical ‘tweets’ in the Welsh language.

During the week, over 2,700 degrees will be awarded to new graduates and post-graduate students.

Professor John G Hughes said: “Their degree from Bangor will have provided our graduates with the skills and knowledge to pursue a successful career, and I wish them all the best in whatever path they choose to follow.”


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