16 eminent personalities are to be honored
24 February 2010: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, noted India-based broadcaster Mark Tully, Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt, former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari are among number of people being honoured by Queen’s University, Belfast, this year.
In all, 16 eminent personalities are to be honored by the university. Sen will be awarded the DSc (Econ) for distinction in economics, while Tully will be awarded the D.Lit for services to broadcasting. Bolt holding the world records for the 100m and 200m will receive an honorary doctorate for distinction in sport.
Former Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman Baroness Nuala O’Loan is also being honoured for distinction in public service. Others receiving honours include Belfast-born Maureen Wheeler, co-founder of Lonely Planet, businessman Fred Olsen and William Wright, founder of Ballymena coachbuilder Wrightbus.