Tees personalities are honoured.
Middlesbrough-born 'Cloughie', the only British manager to win the European Cup two years in a row, was to receive a Doctor of Science.
He attended Grove Hill Primary School and joined Middlesbrough FC before playing for England and Sunderland FC.
His management career began with Hartlepool United in 1965, followed by Derby County and Hove Albion, then Nottingham Forest from 1975 to 1993.
Newsreader and Independent Television News home affairs editor Shiulie Ghosh, receiving a Master of Arts, was educated in the Tees Valley.
She began her news career at BBC Radio Cleveland after achieving a law degree at the University of Kent. She joined ITN News in 1998.
Opera singer Suzannah Clarke, receiving a Master of Arts, trained with Luciano Pavarotti's singing teacher in Italy and has performed around the world. She graduated from the University of Teesside in 1992 with a BA in Business Studies.
Judge Peter Fox, the Senior Circuit Judge and Recorder of Middlesbrough, an eminent member of the legal profession and a long-time friend to the School of Social Sciences and Law, is to receive a Doctor of Laws.
Professor Derek Fraser, also accepting a Doctor of Laws, was the vice chancellor of the university for ten years and presided over a pounds 70m campus redevelopment. He is an eminent social historian and was appointed chairman of the Independent Football Commission in 2001.
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