Today, we celeebrate our alumna, Yewande Akinola, Class of 2001.
The 35-year-old principal engineer for Laing O’ Rourke has been made an MBE in the New Year Honours for services to engineering and diversity in STEM design and innovation. The “Member of the order of the British Empire” (MBE) is an honorarium given by the Queen II of England to persons for an extraordinary accomplishment across the United Kingdom.
Over the years in U. K’s history, it has always been the sole decision of the Queen to appreciate people with an extraordinary vision and mission who achieve a particular task as long as development is concerned.
We couldn’t be more happier to hear that this amazing lady’s hard work over the years has not been in vain.
Her specialisation includes design and construction, innovation and manufacture of buildings and systems in the built environment…
She was named one of the top 100 Most Influential Women Leaders in Engineering UK and Europe by the Financial Times.
Congratulations are in order! Yewande Akinola is making The Vale College, Nigeria and Africa very proud.