Pete Winkelman honoured for his “outstanding contribution” to Milton KeynesNov 01, 2013
The man who brought professional football to the city ten years ago is to become an Honorary Doctor of Business administration in recognition of his “outstanding contribution to the life and community of Milton Keynes”.
He receives his award in a ceremony at the Church of Christ the Cornerstone in Central Milton Keynes.
The ceremony will also celebrate the achievements of graduands from the University’s partner colleges and institutions providing University of Bedfordshire accredited courses.
Mr Winkelman moved to Milton Keynes in 1993, setting up the residential recording studios at Great Linford Manor before developing the stadiummk project that has created a 30,000-seat venue hosting League One football, England under-21 internationals and three pool matches in the Rugby World Cup in 2015.
Dr Paul Sant, associate dean of University Campus Milton Keynes, said: "We are excited to be establishing ourselves as a centre of excellence for Higher Education in Milton Keynes. We are particularly excited, and proud, to be strengthening our bond with the local community through our partnership with MK Dons.
“It is therefore our pleasure to award an honorary degree to Mr Winkelman, who has done so much for Milton Keynes.”