In June 2016 Rotherham College’s students celebrated their success at the Student Award Ceremonies. Maleka Dexter, age 20, was especially pleased to discover she had won the Maltby Lions Club Award for Student of the Year.
Maltby Lions representative Pat Harker attended the Land-based Award Ceremony at the Dinnington Campus Heart Space to present the certificate to Maleka in front of her tutors, friends and family as well as a £200 prize to assist with her studies.
Pat said “We’re proud to support Rotherham College and each year we award a grant to help students.”
The Lions Award has been presented to a student from Rotherham College each year for the last five years, the tutors nominate students anonymously and the one who deserves it the most is chosen for the award.
Jacqueline Moore nominated Maleka because of her outstanding dedication to her studies and looking after the animals, she then competed against nine other students for the award.
Jacqueline said “Maleka gets involved in every event and activity involving animals at the college, she even came in on her birthday to help out! Maleka is a dedicated student, we are so proud of her and pleased she has won this award.”
Maleka was happy to have won the award and will be using the prize money to buy supplies for her upcoming Higher Education course at Rotherham College. Maleka said “Animals are my thing, my favourite part of my course was working with aquatics. I hope to continue my studies and become an Animal Technician.”