College Facilities Manager honoured

Donna Willmetts, College Facilities Manager for the College of Social Sciences, was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to higher education in June. In November, Mrs Willmetts, who has worked at the University for 29 years, was officially presented with her medal by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of West Midlands, Mr Paul Sabapathy CBE. Donna has supported the University's core activities by managing the services, buildings and physical resources in an integrated and co-ordinated way. Her work ensures a safe and efficient working environment for staff and students. Demonstrating her enthusiasm and desire to help others, she learned sign language and in 2009 became a trustee at Deaf Direct, a charity that promotes empowering opportunities to the community of deaf and hard of hearing people in Hereford, Oxford and Worcester.

 

 

Pictured:
Mr Paul Sabapathy CBE, Donna Willmetts BEM and Professor Saul Becker, Head of College of Social Sciences