Every year, the EGA presents the Distinguished Graduate Award to a UCD Engineering graduate in recognition of their achievement and outstanding contribution to society. The practice of awarding an annual Distinguished Graduate Award commenced in 2002, and the event is now one of the highlights of the EGA’s calendar. EGA President Mr John Power was delighted to present the 2019 Distinguished Graduate Award to John O’Dea, UCD Engineering graduate and former CEO of Crospon.
The EGA presented a Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously to Michael Loughnane, formerly of ESB and EGA President 2008-2012, in recognition of his commitment and contribution to industry throughout his career. The EGA is grateful to the Loughnane family for accepting this award on his behalf.