Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Congratulations MSc graduates!
The sun shone in more ways than one in Galway last Friday the 28th of November, when the first graduates of our distance learning MSc programme were conferred with their degrees. In a packed conferring ceremony, President Browne handed out the degrees to both the full-time MSc graduates and those who undertook their studies part-time over two years, while somehow managing to hold down demanding jobs. Congratulations to distance learning students Dermot Hughes, Patricia Keary-McDermott, Sinead Mannion (who sadly was unable to attend on the day), Ciaran Driver, Catherine Dolphin, Kevin Kennelly, Deirdre Doherty and Mark Burke. We were delighted to welcome the students back to the NCBES for a reception to mark the occasion and thank BESTNET for funding the reception and for providing financial support in the form of a fee supplement, to Dermot Hughes and Kevin Kennelly, employees of Boston Scientific, a member of the BESTNET Skillsnet company network. Catherine Dolphin who worked for Pfizer, was also supported by the BESTNET fee scheme. The graduates in the photo, taken in from of the NCBES, are (from left): Mark Burke, Deirdre Doherty, Catherine Dolphin, Kevin Kennelly, Una FitzGerald (course coordinator), Dermot Hughes, Ciaran Driver, Patricia Keary-McDermott.