Honorary Doctorate - 2001
Alan Powell is well known in the world of journalism for his distinguished editorship of the Sheffield Telegraph, and latterly The Sheffield Star.
He launched the Telegraph around 17 years ago, since when the weekly paper has won a number of awards for both content and design. Industry acclaim for the publication has been mirrored by a consistent growth in the paper's loyal readership base.
Alan is now editor of The Star, one of the biggest regional evening newspapers in the country. Since his appointment, the paper has been named Best Daily Newspaper in the Johnston Press Awards and was also named as Yorkshire Campaigning Newspaper of the Year in the Yorkshire Press Awards.
Alan is an active supporter of arts in the Sheffield region.