On 23rd August the 1969 St Pats Class of National Teachers returned to the DCU St Patrick’s Campus for their Golden Jubilee celebration. Eighty six graduates celebrated the 50th anniversary is style and paid a fitting tribute to classmates who are no longer with us today.
As a mark of respect to those classmates, the reunion commenced with a prayer service delivered by Fr Tony Lambe. The organising committee led by Jim Kavanagh and Executive Dean Dr Anne Looney, planted in their memory.
DCU President, Prof Brian MacCraith welcomed the Class of 1969 back to campus and provided an update on the developments at DCU and the Institute of Education.
The Class of 1969 enjoyed a drinks reception in the new library, taking in the stunning view from the balcony before a campus tour and four course meal in the student restaurant.
Chairman of the organising committee, Jim Kavanagh addressed all his classmates with a stunning address through Irish and expressed his sincere thanks to President Brian MacCraith, Executive Dean, Dr Anne Looney and Alumni Officer, Mary Larkin for a hugely enjoyable Golden Jubilee Celebration at DCU, “It was clear from the President's welcome address that the university considered this reunion to be very important and as a result we were treated royally as very important guests for which we are very grateful. The university was very proud to host its first 50th anniversary reunion!”