8th September 2005




The University of Lincoln is set to honour two people from very different walks of life at an undergraduate awards ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral next week.


Nevile Camamile, the university’s first Pro Chancellor, and university governor Janet Soo-Chung CBE will both receive an honorary doctorate at the university’s undergraduate awards ceremony on Tuesday (13th September).


Nevile Camamile is a son of the city who followed his father into the profession of accountancy at Streets in 1950. He did though, unusually for the time, combine his articles with a degree in industrial economics, completing his studies in six years. 


After completing his national service he went on to become Chairman of Streets.


Mr Camamile was made the first Pro Chancellor of the University of Lincoln, an honour which involves him in the institution’s ceremonial life as the Chancellor’s representative and which acknowledges the important role he has played in establishing the university.


Janet Soo-Chung’s 22-year career with the NHS began after she graduated from the University of Manchester in 1983 with a degree in Psychology.


She joined North Western Regional Health Authority as a National Management Trainee and in 1985 was promoted to Assistant Support Services Manager at Trafford General Hospital.


She moved steadily from trainee and managerial positions to directorial roles and finally to chair and chief executive posts. Her extensive experience is based in the North Western, West Midlands and Northern & Yorkshire NHS Regions and has been gained at regional, district and provider level.


She was made a CBE for services to health care in the New Year’s Honours List of 2002 and she sits on the Board of Governors of the University of Lincoln.


During the ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral starting at 11.30am on Tuesday 13th September Mr Camamile and Ms Soo-Chung will both be presented with an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration by the university.


For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk