Honorary fellowship for CEO Lou McGrath
Find A Better Way’s CEO, Lou McGrath OBE, was awarded an honorary fellowship by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)on Friday 14 July.
Each year at graduation, LJMU award honorary fellowships, the university’s highest honour, on a select band of individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievement in a given field or profession.
Addressing the assembled dignitaries and graduates, Vice-Chancellor Nigel Weatherill said, ‘Lou’s career of humanitarian work has saved the lives of countless inhabitants of war zones worldwide and led to a landmark international agreement to prevent conflicts creating generation after generation of such victims.’
Lou’s status as a joint recipient of the Noble Peace Prize in 1997 was also mentioned in the Vice-Chancellor’s address. LJMU has also named several other Nobel Peace Prize laureates as honorary fellows, including Ang San Suu Kyi, Lech Walesa, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Other notable recipients include Archbishop Justin Welby, Bill Bryson, Esther Rantzen, David Moyes, Alison Steadman, Paul O’Grady, Michael Heseltine, and HRH the Prince of Wales.
Speaking of his award, Lou said, ‘It is an enormous honour to be awarded an honorary fellowship by Liverpool John Moores University. I would like to thank everyone at the university for the wonderful ceremony and a very enjoyable day.’