Local community heroine receives honorary doctorate from BU

Posted on Thursday, November 15 2012

Charity director Sibyl Fine King received the honorary doctorate from Bournemouth University during the School of Design, Engineering and Computing Awards Ceremony.

Sibyl is a long–time resident of Dorset and her generosity and kind–hearted nature has greatly affected the county. As Director of the Fine Family Foundation Sibyl has provided support to many Dorset–based charities, enriching areas such as the environment, the arts, education and health.

The landscape of Dorset has been shaped by Sibyl’s generosity, and buildings such as The Fine Foundation Marine Centre at Kimmeridge Bay and The Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre are just two examples of her local impact.

She is a good friend of Bournemouth University, and has helped to shape BU’s cultural landscape too, sponsoring the statue that sits outside the Library.

Sibyl Fine King said, “I feel honoured and delighted to be receiving this award, it’s really unexpected and it’s a wonderful day for me. It’s been an unexpected and delightful event and I am glad to be a part of the Bournemouth University family.”