College Students 'Best in World'

The Birmingham Post (England), June 6, 2002 | Go to article overview

College Students 'Best in World'


Byline: James O'Brien

Two Stourbridge College students have been rated 'the best in the world' after beating more than 1,000 rivals from the UK and overseas.

The two students, Debbie Dodd and Donna Nice, were pleased just to have passed their first-level Business Administration examinations with distinctions. Later, they were surprised to discover the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry examiners had rated them first and second respectively in the UK and in the world.

Debbie, who lives in Hagley, thought it was a wind-up when Stourbridge College course tutor Sandra Parsons told her she had won gold medals at both national and international level.

After ten years away from work, the mother-of-two had signed up for the course to acquire essential office skills.

'I wanted qualifications because they should give me the chance of a job with familyfriendly hours, which I need as a single parent,' said Debbie.

'Even though the training was excellent, I could not believe I had come first in this country, never mind the world.'

Debbie is now continuing college studies to acquire more advanced qualifications.

Donna, of Wollaston, Stourbridge, was also delighted by her two silver medals. She was more pleased, though, that the Women in Technology course helped her find work. …

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