About the UCD Alumni Awards
Celebrating the diversity & success of UCD’s exceptional alumni
The UCD Alumni Awards 2019 took place on Friday 22 November at a black-tie ceremony in O’Reilly Hall, in front of an audience of over 400 distinguished graduates, friends and staff of UCD.
With over 279,000 alumni living in 169 countries around the world, the UCD network is influential, successful, active – and truly international. Our graduates are the standard bearers for our reputation, and it is largely because of them that the value of every UCD degree continues to be enhanced. The successes of our alumni reinforce UCD’s position as Ireland’s leading global university; their loyal involvement with UCD shapes the future of the University and their ongoing support is invaluable. In 1854, our founder John Henry Newman envisaged “a flourishing University” and it is alumni involvement that makes this a reality.
As students, our alumni made lifelong connections with their classmates and with this institution. The UCD Alumni Awards celebrate this connection and are a testament to just how important our alumni are to us.
We are delighted to announce the Class of 2019 UCD Alumni Award winners: Dr Barbara Dawson, UCD Arts and Humanities; Shaun Kelly, UCD Business; Noelle Walsh, UCD Engineering and Architecture; Professor Mary Horgan, UCD Health and Agricultural Sciences; Colin Ryan, UCD Law; Dr John Bell, UCD Research, Innovation and Impact; Caroline Keeling, UCD Science; Sinéad Walsh, UCD Social Sciences and Katie Mullan, UCD Sport.