NUI Galway has announced the winners of the 2016 Alumni Awards to be presented at the 16th annual Alumni Awards Gala Banquet on Saturday 5 March in the Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway.
The Alumni Awards recognise individual excellence and achievements among the university’s more than 80,000 graduates worldwide. Alumni include President Michael D. Higgins, Olympian Olive Loughnane, Rugby great Ciarán FitzGerald, RTÉ broadcaster Sean O’Rourke, Attorney General Máire Whelan, former Creganna CEO, Helen Ryan, Tony Award-winning actress, Marie Mullen and broadcaster Gráinne Seoige.
The winners of the six alumni awards to be presented at Gala 2016:
– Award for Arts, Literature and Celtic Studies, sponsored by AIB – Siobhán Ní Ghadhra, Owner/Producer at Danú Media.
– Alumni Award for Business and Commerce, sponsored by Bank of Ireland – Ruth Curran, Managing Partner in MERC Partners and Global Chair IIC Partners.
– Alumni Award for Law, Public Policy and Government, sponsored by Galway University Foundation – Dr Mathilda Twomey, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Seychelles.
– Alumni Award for Engineering, Science and Technology, sponsored by Aramark – Gearóid Faherty, Former CEO and Chairman of Eurand NV.
– Alumni Award for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, sponsored by Medtronic – Professor Joe Murray, Professor of Medicine and Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic.
– Alumni Award for Contribution to Sport, sponsored by Bank of Ireland – Dr Paul Hession, Olympic and world champion sprinter and junior doctor in Tallaght Hospital.
Speaking on the announcement of the awards recipients, President of NUI Galway, Dr Jim Browne said: “Our Alumni Awards programme recognises the many Galway alumni who are leaders in their professions and excel in their pursuits at national and international levels. These awards celebrate the life-long value of an NUI Galway education and recognise individual achievements among the University’s more than 80,000 graduates worldwide. I congratulate each of the Award winners and look forward to welcoming them back to their alma mater for the Gala Banquet in March.”
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