NUI Galway has announced that RTÉ 2FM broadcaster Will Leahy will host this year’s Gala Banquet featuring the 2016 Alumni Awards ceremony.
Will Leahy is an NUI Galway graduate BA (1992) LLB (1994) who is a Limerick based solicitor. He is also an award winning broadcaster with both RTÉ radio and television presenting primarily on RTÉ 2FM and RTÉ Radio One.
The 2016 Alumni Award winners will be presented with their awards at the Gala Banquet on Saturday, 5 March, in the Bailey Allen Hall in NUI Galway.
– Award for Arts, Literature and Celtic Studies – sponsored by AIB – Siobhán Ní Ghadhra, Owner/Producer at Danú Media.
– Award for Business and Commerce – sponsored by Bank of Ireland- Ruth Curran, Managing Partner in MERC Partners and Global Chair IIC Partners.
– Award for Law, Public Policy and Government – sponsored by Galway University Foundation – Dr Mathilda Twomey, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Seychelles.
– Award for Engineering, Science and Technology – sponsored by Aramark – Gearóid Faherty, Former CEO and Chairman of Eurand NV.
– Award for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences – sponsored by Medtronic – Dr Joe Murray, Professor of Medicine and Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic.
– Award for Contribution to Sport – sponsored by Bank of Ireland – Dr Paul Hession, Olympic and world champion sprinter and junior doctor in Tallaght Hospital.