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The University of York has awarded a Morrell Fellowship to Graham Paterson in recognition of the significant contribution he has made to the University.

 

Named in memory of John Bowes Morrell, who was at the forefront of the campaign to create a university in York, the Morrell Fellowships recognise the community of benefactors who have made the most significant contributions to the fabric and life of the University. 

The Fellowship, which was first awarded in 2007, was presented to Graham Paterson by York’s Chancellor Greg Dyke at a special ceremony on 9 December.

Graham Paterson was one of the first students to come to the newly founded University of York to study Mathematics and Economics, graduating in 1967. Prior to his retirement he worked for Computer Corporation of America, a leading worldwide provider of high performance database management systems. 

Together with his wife Kath, he decided to make a gift to support the University in 2004. With their donation they established scholarships to support undergraduate students from lower income families at York. So far 21 students have benefited from, or are currently supported by the scholarships.

Edited 21 Dec 2011 - 13:12 by rr700

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