DLD College London Celebrates Unsung Heroes Caroline and Sofi
By NewsReporter | Thursday, September 26, 2013, 14:44
A meticulous inspirational Bursar and an outstanding Registrar who 'always go that extra mile' for students and staff at DLD College London, have been named the independent college's Unsung Heroes 2013 at a glittering award ceremony.
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Friends Caroline Marshall, 35 and Sofi El-Naaqib, 32, were the stars of the college's prestigious annual celebration evening in London, after being recognised for their unerring dedication, hard work and selfless commitment to the college.
A surprised Caroline and Sofi, who have both worked at the DLD Marylebone and Belgravia Campuses for over six years, were presented with their awards by DLD College London Principal Rachel Borland.
Introducing the inspirational pair in front of a packed crowd of staff, Rachel congratulated Caroline and Sofi on their tremendous work.
Rachel said: "Caroline works incredibly hard and is a shining example to all, frequently responding to e-mails and enquiries well into the evening hours.
"She is a rare individual and staff love working with her and students respond positively to her kindness and care.
"Sofi is a star. She joined the college in our Bursar's office but was keen to get involved in all aspects of college life and is a key part of our team having volunteered to publish our newsletters.
"Sofi has the best interests of the students and colleagues at the forefront of her actions and her meticulous and thoughtful approach reflects positively on DLD. She is a great team player who is reliable and hardworking and her knowledge and support is greatly appreciated."
Caroline was thrilled to receive the award: "I would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff DLD College who nominated me; this is a lovely gesture and I feel truly honoured.
"The celebration evening was brilliant and it was great to see some familiar faces. The welcoming speech delivered by David Doran, Director of Teaching and Learning at the Alpha Plus Group who reviewed the academic year was a great insight into the achievements of the group."
Sofi added: "I'm very proud to receive this award which was a complete surprise.
"Ever since I joined the college I have been keen to get involved in all aspects of college life and it has been so incredibly rewarding."
Founded in 1931, DLD College London is one of the oldest and one of the most prestigious colleges in the UK, and since its foundation has built a strong reputation amongst students, parents, schools and universities.
As part of the Alpha Plus Group, DLD College aims to maintain a 'gold standard' of educational quality. Classes are small, enabling students and teachers to focus upon the most effective ways of learning.
Located right in the heart of Marylebone, the sixth-form college offers superb, modern teaching accommodation and resources in one of London's safest and most accessible areas, a stone's throw from Regent's Park, the Wallace Collection and the Wigmore Hall.
To find out more about DLD College London go to www.dldcollege.co.uk