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    UCD President’s Award for Excellence in Student Activities 2015

    UCD President’s Awards Recipients 2015

    Gach bliain tugann Dámhachtainí an Uachtaráin aitheantas do na mic léinn sin a bhaineann an scoth amach in imeachtaí seach-churaclaim, imeachtaí a chinntíonn gur áit spleodrach, shuimiúil, dhinimiciúil agus dhaonnúil é UCD le cónaí ann agus le hobair agus staidéar ann chomh maith. Iarrtar ar fhoireann agus ar mhic léinn UCD iarrthóirí a ainmniú le haghaidh na ndámhachtainí sin.

    The President’s Awards each year provide recognition for those students who excel in extracurricular activities of a kind that make UCD an exciting, interesting, dynamic and humane place to live, study and work. Staff and students at UCD are invited to nominate candidates for these awards.



    Mollie Bruton is honoured for her tireless work on behalf of health science students both in addressing their academic needs as a mentor and their recreational and leisure activities.

    Si Ming Chin has been a great ambassador for the thriving community of Malaysian students in UCD, both as producer of the Malaysia Night festivities and in other commitments on campus.

    Darren Doherty BSc (2013) represents the great sporting traditions of UCD both as captain of the Karate Club but also as an articulate spokesperson for the sporting community on important University committees.

    Megan Fanning has had a very successful year as auditor of the Economics Society and has brought excitement and colour to this traditionally gloomy profession in UCD.

    Sinéad Gaughan is a mature student who shows a truly youthful energy as she afflicts the comfortable and comforts the afflicted on behalf of students with disabilities.

    Kelley Gissane BA (2014) is yet another great auditor of the Dramatic Society – the prolific nursery of the theatrical profession in Ireland – with a sustained level of activity in producing established works and new plays by UCD writers.

    Gráinne Larkin excels in the field of music and musical performance as exemplified in her work with the Musical Society’s Vocal Group.

    Aoife Mc Evoy has been a dynamic and innovative leader of the Medical Society, one of the strongest faculty groups on the campus, and her efforts resulted in the society raising over €21,000 for charitable causes as part of Med Day 2014.

    Kate O Donnell is a very worthy representative of the community of student volunteers in the UCD St Vincent de Paul Society and through UCDVO has worked in Tanzania and has raised money and awareness of needs in other developing countries.

    Melanie O Donovan has been a most energetic student representative in the College of Human Sciences and has worked with staff members to develop an active community spirit in this large and disparate part of the UCD community.

    Daisy Onubogu as a star debater, both in Ireland and abroad, over a protracted period, in addition to her time as auditor of the L&H – one of the key student roles in UCD.

    Vivienne Phelan , as auditor of the International Students’ Society, has done amazing work in helping to integrate international students into the UCD way of life and, in particular, to get Irish students involved as helpers and friends to our diverse and global student community.

    Garry Ringrose is a brilliant member of the Irish under-20 rugby team but despite the many demands of his international commitments he is also a committed and active member of the UCD Rugby Club.

    Conor Rock has been a most energetic and supportive student in bringing a spirit of welcome and community to the multiple student groups who populate the Newman Building.

    Sharon Ryan is another student who has made an enormous contribution to musical life on campus both as a performer, director and administrator for the Musical and Dramatic Societies.

    Danny Salley BSc (2014) is a science student who has made a huge contribution to the fund-raising work of the Science Society over many years which has raised many thousands of euro for the research activities of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

    Article posted April 21, 2015

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