Alumni Newsletter Winter 2019

  • Major gift announcements for UCC

    06 Dec 2019
    Major gift announcements for UCC

    The university is set to benefit from two major philanthropic gifts

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  • Alumni Achievement Awards 2019

    06 Dec 2019
    Alumni Achievement Awards 2019

    Five outstanding UCC alumni were recognised for their achievements at the 2019 Alumni Achievement Awards which took place on Friday, 22 November 2019 in the Aula Maxima, UCC. The awardees were: Marty Morrissey, legendary Irish sports broadcaster, Naomi James, the first woman to sail solo around the world via the treacherous Cape Horn route, Ireland’s renowned Michelin starred chef, Ross Lewis, one of the country’s best-known psychologists, Dr Maureen Gaffney and pioneering surgeon, Professor Calvin Coffey.

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  • Alumni Bridge: Iconic UCC bridge gets a new name

    06 Dec 2019
    Alumni Bridge: Iconic UCC bridge gets a new name

    UCC has named the historic bridge at its ceremonial gate, the Alumni Bridge. The bridge, which celebrates its 90th birthday this year, is, and has been, a much loved and familiar landmark among generations of UCC’s students.

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  • USA Events

    06 Dec 2019
    USA Events

    In Boston, New York and Washington, members of the UCC community turned out in style to connect with one another and support the university. You can read more about these events and see photos below.

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  • Niall Horgan and Diarmuid McSweeney, Gym+Coffee

    06 Nov 2019
    Niall Horgan and Diarmuid McSweeney, Gym+Coffee

    UCC graduates Niall Horgan and Diarmuid McSweeney are two of the founders of Gym+Coffee, an athleisure company which gets its inspiration from the active lifestyle the lads enjoyed while travelling in Australia and California. The business has gone from strength to strength with stores in Dublin, Cork and Limerick and a growing online market in the U.K. and U.S.A. Rugby legend, Brian O’Driscoll, has even come on board to lead their successful ‘Summer Stretch’ outdoor workout series.  Fresh from winning Image Media’s nationwide competition, ‘The Pitch’, we catch up with Diarmuid and Niall to talk startups, work placement and UCC GAA.

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