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Save the Date. Alumni Awards & Gala Banquet.

New Date - Saturday, May 19th, 2018.

The Alumni Awards recognise individual excellence and achievements among the University’s 90,000 graduates worldwide.

The Alumni Awards programme boasts an impressive roll call of outstanding graduates who have gone on to honour their alma mater, including President Michael D. Higgins, Olympian Olive Loughnane, Rugby great Ciarán FitzGerald, RTÉ broadcaster Sean O’Rourke, Attorney General Máire Whelan, Former Creganna CEO, Helen Ryan and Tony Award-winning actress, Marie Mullen.

The winners of the seven alumni awards to be presented at Gala 2018 are:
Lisa Coen, Co- founder Tramp Press - Alumni Award for Arts, Literature and Celtic Studies - sponsored by Galway University Foundation 
Aedhmar Hynes, CEO, Text100 - Alumni Award for Business and Commerce – sponsored by Bank of Ireland 
Pat Rabbitte, former Leader of the Irish Labour Party and politician - Alumni Award for Law, Public Policy and Government – sponsored by Ronan Daly Jermyn 
Bernard McGuinness, Vice President, Flavor Supply, The Coca-Cola Company - Alumni Award for Engineering, Science and Technology – sponsored by AIB 
Professor Declan Sugrue, Cardiologist, Mater Hospital - Alumni Award for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences – sponsored by Medtronic 
Joe Connolly, Galway Hurler - Alumni Award for Contribution to Sport – sponsored by Bank of Ireland 
Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, award-winning poet - Gradam Alumni don Ghaeilge – urraithe ag OÉ Gaillimh 
Speaking on the announcement of the Award recipients, President of NUI Galway, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh said: “For over 170 years our University has educated graduates of the highest calibre who have gone on to have significant impact in their field of endeavour in Ireland and internationally. I congratulate each of the Award winners and look forward to welcoming them back to their alma mater for the Gala Banquet"
Tickets are €140 or tables of 10 for €1300.  For bookings, please contact Alumni Relations  at NUI Galway. 

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