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Mary Perkins receives honorary doctorate

The co-founder of Specsavers told graduates to become mentors of the future

17 Jul 2018 by Andrew McClean

De Montfort University presented Specsavers co-founder, Dame Mary Perkins, with an honorary doctor of science degree at the Leicester institution’s second day of summer graduations.

Speaking at the faculty of health and life sciences ceremony yesterday (16 July), Dame Perkins told graduates to become mentors of the future for undergraduates.

“It’s all about helping you and others to be the best that they can be,” she said, adding: “That's part of the Specsavers values that I have in my company; to help others to be the best that they can be. You have to make a difference to the people you work with and the people you come across. Make a difference every day to the people you meet.”

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