Faculty shines at Distinguished Alumni Awards
Three members of our Faculty have shared in the honours of the 2019 King’s Distinguished Alumni Awards.
Established in 2018, the Distinguished Alumni Awards recognises former King’s students and alumni who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement, civic leadership or service to King’s and society.
This year’s group displayed an admirable drive and hunger for positive change, which included three members from our Faculty. Each winner was selected by a committee consisting of leading figures from across King’s.
The Following awards were presented to Faculty members at a ceremony last night:
King’s Entrepreneur Award
This award is given to alumna or alumnus who showcase exceptional entrepreneurial spirit. They may have founded a start-up or a charity, but they are always seeking new approaches and striving to innovate and find solutions.
This year was awarded to Devika Wood (Human Sciences, 2013). Devika worked in digital health before founding health technology firm Vida in 2016. Her passion to innovate and disrupt in the care industry has led to many industry awards.
King’s Global Health Alumni Award
This award is given to a person who has excelled in the medical or health industries. This year’s awardee was Elizabeth Khadija Tissingh AKC MBBS MSc MRCS (Medicine, 2008).
Elizabeth is the King’s Kongo Central Partnership lead at the King’s Centre for Global Health and Health Partnerships. She is also a lecturer on the King’s Global health MSc programme.
King’s Future Alumnus Award
This award is given to a current King’s student who has exceptional potential and is a visionary thinker. This year’s recipient is James Frater (Medicine, 2021).
James takes a strong interest in widening participation, particularly in his capacity as King’s African & Caribbean Society President and student ambassador. He also speaks on student engagement and attainment.
A full list of winners can be accessed here. Nominations will open soon for the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards, and we encourage all to submit their suggestions.