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DCU Alumni Wall 2015

DCU Alumni Wall 2015

Last night, DCU Alumni recognised the successes of twelve graduates at the annual Alumni Wall presentation in the John and Aileen O’Reilly Library.


The Alumni Wall was first launched in 2008 to celebrate the outstanding professional and personal achievements of our graduates. Honourees are nominated by DCU staff and alumni with the twelve finalists chosen by the DCU Alumni Council.


Seven of the twelve awardees attended the event with some coming from as far as Boston (Fergal Woods) and Washington DC (Caitríona Perry).


RTE’s Washington Correspondent Caitríona Perry was the guest alumni speaker on the night, and shared her experiences and memories of her time at DCU and how her qualifications helped her forge her career in journalism to date.


Speaking at the event, DCU President Prof. Brian MacCraith warmly congratulated the awardees and thanked the large gathering of family and friends who came to join the evening’s celebrations.


The 2015 Awardees:

Faculty of Science and Health

Dr. David Robert Grimes
B.Sc. Applied Physics, 2007
Ph.D. Physics, 2011
Postdoctoral Researcher, Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology

Dr. Manus Rogan
BSc in Analytical Sciences, 1989
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Fountain Healthcare Partners

Prof. John Appleby
BSc in Applied Mathematical Sciences, 1995
PhD in Mathematical Science (Research), 1999
Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematical Sciences, DCU


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Caitriona Perry
BA Journalism, 2002
MA International Relations, 2011
RTE Washington Correspondent

Nuala Ní Chonchúir
MA in Translation Studies (English/Irish) 1996

Niamh Collier-Smith
BA in Journalism, 1999
MA, International Relations, 2000
Advisor to the Director, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Noel King
Computer Applications 2003 and MSc 2005
VP of Software Engineering at VSware and founder of CoderDojo DCU

Paula Neary
B. Eng. Electronic Engineering 1995
Client Director, Health and Public Service, Accenture

Sean Mac Roibeaird
Computer Applications, 1987
Senior Vice President of Customer Solutions, OpenJaw Technologies


DCU Business School

Albert Manifold
MBA 1992
MBS in Strategic Int'l Marketing, 1995
CEO CRH plc 

Fergal Woods
Bachelor of Business Studies, 1994
Managing Partner, Finance Boston 

Lisa Nicole Dunne
MBA 2002
Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Focus Ireland