30 November 2011

Alex Box receives an honorary degree

Our PR Intern Fiona headed to Southampton Solent University last week with Spob, our Head of Professional Development and Events Coordinator Josephine to watch and support Alex Box as she received her Honorary Doctorate. We've handed the blog over today to the lovely Fiona for an insight into the day...

On arriving at the University we were welcomed by key tutors and members of the University and joined Alex Box for a light Breakfast before the ceremony begun.

 The graduation took place in the beautiful Guild Hall. As we showed our support to all of the students graduating, we spotted Sasha Wren in the crowd, our winner of the BA Illamasqua Distinction in Make-up Artistry Award in October 2011.

We eagerly awaited Alex’s turn and when it was time, Jennifer Anyhan from Southampton Solent intoroduced Alex and read a beautiful citation commending her work and telling the audience  why she deserves and has been awarded the honoury doctorate. To learn more and to read the citation click here 

As Alex proudly accepted her Honoury Degree of Doctor of Design, she gave an inspirational acceptance speech. She proudly told the audience that receiving this award is an incredible marker in her career and a great honour. 

Alex believes that what has led her to success is having faith in her own beliefs, listening to her heart and trusting her instinct. She finished her speech with two inspirational quotes for everyone to think about...

‘Fortune favours the brave and believe with all your heart that you will do what you were made to do’ Orison Swett Marden.

‘The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible’ Arthur C Clarke

Congratulations to Dr Box, and a huge thank you to Southampton Solent for a great day and their continued support of Alex and Illamasqua!


  1. Whoa, congrats, Alex!!! Well done! =) *claps*

  2. "before the ceremony begun" - seriously?! Who are you employing to write for you now? Are you going around the local infant schools or something?

  3. I had no idea this was at Solent?! xx


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