Launch of DCU Voices 2023 Magazine
DCU Voices 2023 has been published this week, marking a memorable year for the university.
2022 saw DCU welcome two Presidents onto campus; one in person and one virtually. Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D Higgins opened the inaugural DCU Centre for Climate and Society conference on our St. Patrick’s campus with a stirring call to action, while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed DCU students and staff via video link in The Helix. Both are detailed in this year’s edition of our alumni magazine.
Prof Dáire Keogh, President of DCU, said:
“At DCU, we take great pride in our graduates. In so many ways, they exemplify our values and deliver our mission ‘to transform lives and societies’.
“I warmly welcome the latest edition of DCU Voices, which allows us to showcase and celebrate some of the extraordinary achievements of our alumni over the past year, at home and abroad.”
Laura Mahoney, DCU’s Executive Director of Engagement, said
“DCU Voices connects our graduates worldwide and informs our DCU community at home, celebrating the many and diverse achievements of our alumni across the worlds of sport, technology, business, the arts and much more. 2022 was a particularly exciting year for the university and our alumni, and DCU Voices does a remarkable job of capturing the many great DCU achievements across our campuses and in the wider world.”
This year’s issue of DCU Alumni includes a number of feature interviews with notable alumni. Dublin Chief Fire Officer Dennis Keeley speaks about returning to DCU to complete a master’s, Principal of Temple Street Children’s Hospital School Ann Higgins discusses the role of education in recovery and Cleona Ní Chrualaoi, producer of the Oscar-nominated film ‘An Cailín Ciúin’, talks about the process of putting together the award-winning hit during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ornua CEO John Jordan, pictured on this year’s cover, also speaks about his new advisory role with the DCU Business School, his own student days and connecting the university with industry. There’s also feature interview with two DCU alumni All-Star footballers who hung up their boots this year, as Michael Murphy of Donegal and Dublin’s Lyndsey Davey talk about their decisions to step back from the inter-county game.
Mary Larkin, DCU Alumni Relations Operations Manager said
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to amplify alumni stories with the launch of the 2023 ‘Voices’ Magazine that more alumni can stay connected with their alumni network and alma mater news. Complementing the print publication of the magazine, the featured alumni stories are available also online highlighting the various contributions of the DCU Alumni Community.”