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Louise Jackson (File photograph)

The late Louise Jackson was posthumously awarded an honorary doctoral degree in Natural Health Science from the College of Natural Health Sciences Bermuda.

The award was in recognition of her “sterling contribution to Bermuda”.

Susan Jackson, Mrs Jackson’s daughter and a One Bermuda Alliance MP, attended a college graduation ceremony along with other family members and accepted the honour on behalf of her mother.

She said: “My mother left some very huge shoes to fill. Always giving of herself, she was the epitome of this year’s graduation theme, ‘Living Longer Stronger’.

“She would have been so thrilled to be honoured in this way.”

Mrs Jackson was posthumously appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by the Queen in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List for her years of public service and her work for Bermuda’s seniors.

The ceremony also recognised Sharon Ann Burrows, who received an honorary doctoral degree in Natural Health Science for her longstanding charitable work with seniors and people who were impoverished.

Doreen Williams James, of Wild Herbs and Plants of Bermuda, received an honorary doctorate in recognition of her contribution to the field of botanical medicine.

Barbara Holder, a retired school psychologist, was also honoured. She was inducted as professor emeritus of the College of Natural Health Sciences Bermuda.

Chanakan Chankhao, valedictorian, Kanlaya Matjot, Chanyarat Phiphatvarakoon and Pittayarat Simmons, all Bermuda residents from Thailand, received diplomas in osteokinaesthetic clinical competence, with distinction.

They all qualified to become registered osteokinaesthetic practitioners with the Bermuda Osteopathy Association.

Detroy Bean, the chancellor, said he was in awe of this year’s graduates, and that they had overcome significant language barriers to complete the programme.

Dr Bean also paid homage to Dr Jackson, whose contribution to Bermuda, he said, “remains unmatched”.

Doreen Williams James, left, Barbara Holder, Pittayarat Simmons, Chanyarat Phiphatvarakoon, Chanakan Chankhao, Kanlaya Matjot, Susan Jackson and Sharon Burrows (Photograph supplied)

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Published May 30, 2024 at 3:16 pm (Updated May 31, 2024 at 5:10 pm)

Posthumous award recognises contributions of Louise Jackson

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