King's Distinguished Alumni Awards 2018 Round-up

The inaugural King's Distinguished Alumni Awards took place at Bush House in May. Outstanding alumni from the worlds of business, science and the arts all came together to be recognised for their achievements in a ceremony hosted by President and Principal, Professor Edward Byrne AC.

The awards were followed by a drinks reception where the winners and their family and friends had the chance to meet each other and be congratulated by other attendees.

Ed Byrne and Deborah Bull presenting to London Alumni Award winner Emma Keith Ed Byrne and Deborah Bull presenting the London Alumni Award to Emma Keith

Professor Byrne said: "I was really pleased to be invited to the King’s Distinguished Alumni Awards. This was a powerful reminder of how much our alumni community contributes to the world. My congratulations go to all our alumni who were recognised."

King's International Alumni Award winner, Dr Sweta Chakraborty said: "To be acknowledged and recognised for the work that I've done has been so unbelievably heartening for me, I really feel that King's is behind me and I have the support of this University."

Ryan Wain (Leading Volunteer Award winner) and Onyinye Udokporo (Student of the Year winner)

King's Leading Volunteer Award winner Ryan Wain also enjoyed the evening: "It was a great opportunity to meet fellow alumni from very different and varied backgrounds who have gone on to do amazing things."

Presenting the awards on the day were the Executive Director of Fundraising and Supporter Development, Jennie Younger; Vice President/Vice Principal (London) Deborah Bull; Professor Stephen Bach, Dean of King’s Business School; Professor Jonathan Grant, Vice-President/Vice-Principal (Service); and Director of the Science Gallery, Dr Daniel Glaser.

The award winners and presenters

You can see the full list of winners on the website here and view more photos of the event in the Alumni Flickr gallery here.