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College honours recipients of inaugural Staff Recognition Awards

29 Jan 2024
College Staff Recognition Award Recipients pictured at College Assembly 14 December 2023: (front l-r) Tarik El Amoud, Dr Geraldine Ryan, Head of College Professor Thia Hennessy, Dr Conor Drummond; (back l-r) Ms Sinead Hackett, Dr Jane Bourke, Professor Ciara Heavin, Dr Paidi O'Reilly, HR Business Manager Ms Mags Walsh. Not pictured are Award Recipients Ms Ber Madden and Professor Louise Crowley.

The College of Business and Law launched its Staff Recognition Awards in 2023 to honour a number of staff members for their outstanding contributions to college life and the wider community.  

The College recognised individuals or teams in the following categories: Leadership, Impact, Exceptional Citizen, Enhancing the Student Experience, Outstanding Colleague, and Cross Campus Engagment.  All students and staff of the College were invited to submit nominations for these awards, which were presented at College Assembly held on 14 December in the Council Room.   Head of College Professor Thia Hennessy noted "To be nominated is an outstanding achievement in itself as we have many exceptional individuals and teams in this College.  Given the strong field of nominees, it was very difficult for the Awards Selection Committee to reach their final decision so a joint award has been given in some categories."

The successful awardees are: 


Professor Ciara Heavin

Leadership Award (Team Award)


Dr Jane Bourke

Leadership Award (Team Award)


Professor Louise Crowley 

Impact Award (Joint Award)


Mr Tarik El Amoud

Impact Award (Joint Award)


Dr Conor Drummond 

Exceptional Citizen Award


Ms Sinead Hackett 

Enhancing the Student Experience Award


Ms Ber Madden

Outstanding Colleague Award (Joint Award)


Dr Geraldine Ryan 

Outstanding Colleague Award (Joint Award)


Dr Paidi O'Reilly 

Cross Campus Engagement Award


Many congratulations to all the Awardees, and gratitude for their outstanding contributions.








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