Alumni Awardees

2021 Alumni Awards

Celebrating graduates contribution to society during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pat Leahy

Martin Stynes

Criostóir O'Codlatáin Lachtna

Julieanne Fleming

Eve Kerton

Rob O'Hanrahan

Karen Greene

Anne-Marie Ryan

See more here.

Alumni Outstanding Achievements Awardees

The Achievement Awards recognise outstanding achievement at a national or international level in a thematic area.


Arts, Culture and Creativity

Pat McCabe - Author

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Daráine Mulvihill - Reporter / Researcher, Radió Teilifís Éireann

Innovation and Technology

Sinéad Strain - Head of Global Markets Trading Platform and Marquee Engineering, Goldman Sachs


David Lloyd - Vice-Chancellor and President at University of South Australia

Societal Impact

Mary Mulvihill, 1959-2015 (posthumously) - Science writer and broadcaster,  Founder of Women in Technology and Science.


Tadhg Furlong - Professional Rugby Player (British and Irish Lions, Ireland and Leinster)

2018 -2019

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Lorraine Twohill - Chief Marketing Officer at Google

Innovation and Technology
Shay Walsh - Managing Director at BT Ireland
Enda Kenny TD - 13th Taoiseach of Ireland (2011 to 2017)
Societal Impact
Sr. Orla Treacy - Head of the Loreto Schools in Rumbek

Lindsay Peat - Irish Rugby International


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Michelle D.Cullen - Managing Director in Accenture's Global Enterprise Enablement

Innovation and Technology
Joe Hogan - Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Openet

Aogán Ó Fearghaíl - 38th President of the GAA

Civic Engagement
Minister Helen McEntee T.D. - Minister of State for EU Affairs

Jamie Heaslip - Leinster and Ireland rugby player

Alumni Wall Awardees

The Alumni Wall Awards are dedicated to role models for current students due to success in a field of importance for the university.


DCU Business School

Caoimhe de Barra - CEO of Trócaire

Daire Browne - COO Global Research for Bank of America  

DCU Institute of Education

Dr Michael Finneran - Head of Department, Drama and Theatre Studies, Mary Immaculate College, (University of Limerick)

Prof Dympna Devine - Full Professor of Education and Director of the PhD in Children and Youth Studies, University College Dublin

Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Eleanor Hayes Meritt - Senior Vice President at Oracle

John Martin - President, The Cavan Group

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Colonel Mark Hearns - Director of Logistics and Court Martials Administrator, Irish Defence Forces

Áine Kerr - Co-Founder and COO, Kinzen

Faculty of Science and Health

Angela Okemena Unufe-Kennedy - Founder of Migrant and Minority Disability Network Europe (MMDNE)

Conor Burke - Director of Innovation and Systems Engineering, Global Device Engineering at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals 

DCU Connected

Anthony Bolton - CIO and CTO Global Telecommunications, End User Services and Infrastructure in General Motors

Previous Alumni Wall Awardees


Seamus Hand

Trayc Keevans

Dr Siobhan O'Halloran

Pat O'Keeffe

Damon Reid

Dr Sharon Kehoe

Emer O'Connell

Cormac Ó hEadhra

Joanna Donnelly

Dr Fergus Byrne

John McDonough


Bronwyn Brophy

Mark Redmond

Ann Power-Forde

Jim Spillane

Lisa Ainsworth

Gavin Gollogley

John Devitt

Sarah McInerney

Lisa Cusack

Sinéad McCluskey


Stephen Healy

Deirdre Ní Cheallaigh

Robert Mulhall 

John McGrath

Maria Smith

Tadhg Furlong

Sheila Nunan

Eithne Hand

Dr. Paraic Sheehan

Dr. Hussain Yahya Al-Fadhli



David Robert Grimes

Manus Rogan

John Appleby

Caitriona Perry

Nuala Ní Chonchúir

Niamh Collier Smith

Noel King

Paula Neary

Sean MacRoibeaird



Martin Kelly

Deirde Boilson

Paul Lynam

Sean Whelan

Dearbhla Walsh

David Begg

Tim Carew

Fred Jones

Paul Whelan

Dessie Farrell

Patrick O'Brien

Mary O'Dea



Brema Drohan

Pat Burke

Regina Moran

Christine Barrett

Margaret E Ward

Ian Kehoe

Tony Murphy

Garrett Forde

Marian Corcoran

Greg Reilly

PJ Hough

Cathal Gurrin



Ciaran O'Kelly

Joe Hogan

John Martin

Bryan Cullen

Larissa Atkinson

Fionnuala Britton

Kevin O'Sullivan

John Mulholland

Eimear O'Kane

Fergal Bonner

Aaron McNelis

Niall McGirr

Diarmuid Corry



Brian Buggy 

Colin Cunningham

Noel O'Connor

Philip Moriarty 

John Jordan

Caroline Kennedy

Richard Curran

Sharon Commins

Aldagh McDonogh

Paul Finnerty

Lorraine Twohill

Colm Delves

Sandra Lawlor

Mark Mortell

Brian Hayes



Gervaise Slowey

Stephen Cluxton

Donal O'Shea

Ger Brophy

Laura Whitmore

Ciara Peelo

Peter Smyth

Michael Patten

Paddy Power

Michael Kelly

Aodhan Cullen

Noel Curran



Paul Kerley

Jamie Heaslip

Caroline Morahan

Ena Prosser

Paddy Christie

Michael Dwyer

Rotimi Adebri

Conor Lenihan

Liavan Mallin

Maragaret Ward

Sean Óg O'hAilpín

Ardal O'Hanlon