The inaugural DCU Alumni Washington D.C. chapter event welcomed eight attendees for Happy Hour on December 9th. Alumni hailed from both Ireland and the USA. The event was held at O’Sullivans bar in Arlington, Virginia - just outside DC. Located in a trendy part of town, O’Sullivans was the perfect spot for a cozy, festive celebration with new friends.
Speaking of new friends, it was lovely meeting and catching up with attendees of all different backgrounds, ages, and professions - a testament to the reach of a DCU education. We reminisced about events in the Hub, nights at the Nubar, campus accommodations (jealous of those lucky enough to live at College Park!), and fun times both on campus and grabbing the bus from Glasnevin into town. It was great to be reminded of the atmosphere on campus and the American alumni shared details of the warm welcome (and wet weather) that greeted them when studying in Ireland.
As the night came to a close, we took a group photo and had a last drink (some of us marking the occasion with a pint of Guinness). We want to thank the DCU Alumni office for supporting the DCU Alumni Washington DC chapter and making this event happen. We look forward to hosting more fun gatherings in the future.
See you at the next DCU reunion in Washington D.C.
Connie Blaney, Katie Patschke, Niamh Bennett, Susan Doyle.