Singer and humanitarian Annie Lennox had a building at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) named after her.
Lennox was appointed the university’s first female chancellor in 2018 and received an honorary doctorate in 2011 for her humanitarian work.
The building formerly known as the Hamish Wood building – one of the university’s most recognizable buildings – will be named the “Annie Lennox building”.
Ms Lennox will also host three university summer graduations at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow after two years on Zoom because of the pandemic.
She said it was “an incredible honor” to have the building named after her.
“I’m looking forward to being in-person at GCU’s graduation ceremonies this week, after the last two years, when the only way we’ve been able to connect is via Zoom,” she said.
“I am very proud of all the graduates, who have coped with all the additional challenges, to ultimately succeed in achieving their goals and achievements.”
GCU Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Pamela Gillies, said: “Glasgow Caledonian University is extremely fortunate to have Dr Lennox as Chancellor.
“Her passion, wisdom, guidance and support for our community, especially during the recent challenges of the pandemic, has been transformative.
“Naming one of our most iconic buildings the Annie Lennox Building in recognition of all she has done for the University, our students, and life-changing work at large greater than hers for the common good.”
Ms. Lennox’s relationship with the university began in 2011 when she was awarded the university’s first international humanitarian award for excellence in recognition of her work in promoting health and child rights. people for women and children affected by HIV/Aids.
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The building was previously named after Hamish Wood, a former university professor who passed away in 2009.
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