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Alumni Awards 2014


The 2014 NUI Galway Alumni Awards Gala Banquet took place in the Bailey Allen Hall, on Saturday, 1st of March, 2014.

The Alumni Awards recognise individual excellence and achievements among the University's graduates worldwide.

The winners of the five alumni awards were:

Alumni Award for Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies - sponsored by AIB
Norah Gibbons, Chairperson, Child and Family Agency.

Alumni Award for Business, Public Policy and Law - sponsored by Bank of Ireland
Helen Ryan, Former CEO and Non-Executive Director of Creganna-Tactx Medical.

Alumni Award for Engineering and Informatics - sponsored by Bank of Ireland
Michael McNicholas, CEO, Bord Gáis.

Alumni Award for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences - sponsored by Medtronic
Professor Ray Dolan, Professor of Neuropsychology, University College London and Head of the Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience at the Institute of Neurology, London.

Alumni Award for Science - sponsored by Aramark
Professor Gerald Jennings, Emeritus Professor, School of Physics, NUI Galway and former Director of the Environmental Change Institute, NUI Galway.

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PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS

ALUMNI AWARD FOR ENGINEERING, IT AND MATHEMATICS
Hugh O'Donnell BE 1973, ME 1988
Gerry Kilcommins BTech 1983
Mike Conroy BE 1984
Dr Brian Moran BE 1980, MEngSc 1982
Finian O’Sullivan BSc 1976
John Ryan Physics and Mathematics 1962-1965
Paddy & Tom Coffey BE 1967/1969
Noel Fogarty BE 1984, HDip in Eng 1989
Anne Butler BE 1976
Tom Costello BE 1979
John McGowan BE 1970
Áine Brazil BE 1977
Eamon Corcoran BE 1971

BANK OF IRELAND AWARD FOR BUSINESS, PUBLIC POLICY AND LAW
Adrian Jones BA 1986
Máire Whelan BA 1978, LLB 1980
Gabriel D’Arcy BSc 1981
Margaret Sweeney BComm 1981
Mike Higgins BComm 1982

ALUMNI AWARD FOR BUSINESS AND COMMERCE
Brian Joyce BA 1962, BComm 1962, HDipEd 1963
Irial Finan BComm 1977
Maria Mahon BComm 1990
Declan Kelly BA 1989
Dr Ronan Lambe BSc 1959, MSc 1963, PhD 1976
Pádraig Ó Céidigh BComm 1978
Hugh Friel BComm 1966, HDip Ed 1967
Michael Maloney BA 1985

ALUMNI AWARD FOR MEDICINE NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES
Mary D'Alton MB BCh BAO 1976
Professor Tim O'Brien MB BCH BAO 1975
Dr Brian Griffin MB BCH BAO 1979
Professor Rose Anne Kenny MB BCh BAO 1977, BAO 1986
Professor Michael O’Brien MB, BCh, BAO 1971, BSc 1973
Dr Frank Giles MB, BCh, BAO 1982, MD 2003
Professor Pat Gullane MB, BCh, BAO 1970
Professor Donald McDonnell BSc 1983
Professor Orla Conneely BSc 1977, MSc 1981, PhD 1983
Professor Fred Given MB, BCh, BAO 1967, MCh 1981
Professor Maurice Manning BSc 1957
Dr Luke Clancy BSc 1963, MB, BCh, BAO 1966
Dr Jerry Cowley MB, BCh, BAO 1976

ALUMNI AWARD FOR ARTS, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND CELTIC STUDIES
Joyce McCreevy BA 1980
Marie Mullen BA 1974 MA (h.c.) 1999
John Walshe BA 1968, HDip in Ed 1969
Gerard Donovan BA 1983, MA 1988
Dr Brendan O’Connor BSc 1982, PhD 1985
Julian Gough BA 1988
Seán O’Rourke BA 1977
Dr Pat Wallace BA 1969
John Coll BSc 1979
Michael D. Higgins BA 1965, BComm 1966
Sean McGinley BA 1976
Eddie Lenihan BA 1973, HDipEd 1975, MA 1978
Formerly the AIB Award for Literature, Communications and the Arts
Award sponsored by Hewlett-Packard from 2000–2004

ALUMNI AWARD FOR LAW, PUBLIC SERVICE AND GOVERNMENT
Dr John Hegarty PhD 1976
Seamus Brennan BComm 1968, BA 1969
Brian O’Donnell BA 1974, LLB 1976
Her Honour, Judge Mary Faherty BA 1982, LLB 1984
Cardinal Wilfrid Napier BA 1964
Dr Eamonn Hall LLB 1974
HE Seán O’hUiginn BA 1966

DUAIS DON GHAEILGE
Peadar Mac an Iomaire BA 1966, MA 1979
Pádraig Ó hAoláin LLB 1985
Pádraig Ó Ceithearnaigh HDip in Education 1976
Grainne Seoige BA 1995 HDip Applied Communications 1996
Mairéad Ní Nuadháin BA 1974
Máire Mhic Uidhir BA 1969, HDip in Education 1970
Daithí Mac Cárthaigh BA 1989, MA 1995, LLB 1996
Pádraig Feirtéar BSc 1974, ATO 1975, MSc 1977

ALUMNI AWARD FOR SCIENCE
Dr Seamus Kavanagh BSc 1982, PhD 1985, MBA 2002
Professor Fergal O'Gara BSc 1971, PhD 1974
Dr Paul Duffy BSc 1986, PhD 1992
Dr Catherine Caulfield BSc 1976, HDip in Ed 1977, PhD 2008
Dr Peter Heffernan BSc 1981, MSc 1986
Dr Reg Shaw BSc 1971, PhD 1974
Professor Frank Gannon BSc 1970
Professor Frank Imbusch BSc 1956, MSc 1958
Professor Emer Colleran BSc 1967, PhD 1971

ALUMNI AWARD FOR SPORTS ACHIEVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
Colm Murray BA 1972
Ciarán FitzGerald BComm 1973
Joe McDonagh BA Celtic Studies 1974, HDip in Ed 1978
 

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