Former Town star Trevor heads list of celebrity honours
THE spectacular graduation ceremonies see honours for thousands of students.
But they are also a time when celebrities are honoured for their contributions to public life.
And the University of Huddersfield will this week honour a number of people - many of them with strong local links.
Former Huddersfield Town star Trevor Cherry, who later played for Leeds United and England, heads a list of notables who will receive honorary degrees.
He will be joined by some well-known local celebrities and other people who have made their name on a worldwide stage.
People who have made their name in Huddersfield who will be honoured include businessman David Armitage, Dr Margaret Faull, director of the National Coal Mining Museum, organist Gordon Stewart and deaf music supremo Paul Whittaker.
They, along with dignitaries from the academic, business and scientific worlds, will be honoured during the university's annual degree awards ceremonies between today and Thursday.
Cherry receives an honorary doctorate of civil law in honour of his achievements on and off the soccer field.
University spokesman Phil Williams said: "Trevor Cherry enjoyed a distinguished national and international soccer career without moving far from his home town.
"He has always been loyal to Huddersfield and the Yorkshire region in general.
"As well as being a much-loved and inspirational player, he has shown managerial and entrepreneurial flair through his successful sports promotion and hospitality company."
Other recipients are:
David Armitage (honorary doctor of business administration), managing director of Sellers International, the Huddersfield engineering, travel and leisure group
Edward Stanners (honorary doctor of science), chairman of clothing group Berwin and Berwin and chairman of Skill-Fast UK, the skills council for the clothing, footwear and textile industries
Prof Brian Tattersfield (honorary doctor of science), from Kilpin Hill, between Dewsbury and Heckmondwike, is the founder of one of the UK's most influential design consultancies and designer of the logo for the Wakefield Diocese.
Charlotte de Vita MBE (honorary doctor of business administration), founder of the Trade Plus Aid relief agency.
Dr Margaret Faull (honorary doctor of civil law), director of the National Coal Mining Museum at Caphouse
Gordon Stewart (honorary doctor of letters), best known in Huddersfield for his popular lunchtime recitals on the Father Willis Organ in the Town Hall
Paul Whittaker (honorary doctor of letters), founder of the Huddersfield charity Music And The Deaf
Ping-Cheung Liu (honorary doctor of science), Chinese educationalist and president of Caritas Francis Hsu College in Hong Kong
Prof David Whitehouse (honorary doctor of science). Known as the Father of Digital Metrology, Prof Whitehouse is a world authority on precision surface engineering and nanometrology, an engineering discipline which is strongly represented at Huddersfield University.
Suzi Leather (honorary doctor of civil law) has been the chairwoman of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority since 2002.