Celebrating the diversity & success of the University’s high achieving alumni…

On Friday 14 November 2014, 450 of UCD’s most distinguished alumni, supporters and staff attended a gala evening to launch the UCD Alumni Awards in O’Reilly Hall. The black-tie ceremony and banquet celebrated the founding of the University and the achievements of 13 of our most distinguished alumni. Mr Pat Kenny, BE 1969, hosted the inaugural awards.

Awards were presented in the following categories; Agriculture and Food Science, Architecture, Arts, Business, Engineering, Social Science, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, Physiotherapy, Public Health, Science and Veterinary Medicine.

In addition to the awards, and in keeping with tradition, the President of UCD, Professor Andrew Deeks awarded the Foundation Day Medal to a graduate who achieved international acclaim. The medal was presented to Mr Jonathan Sexton.