UCCDH Undergraduate Excellence Award recipients announced

24 Jul 2020
The recipients of the UCCDH Undergraduate Excellence Awards for 2019/20 are Max Bell, Lyné Stemmet (not pictured), Rachel McCarthy, Fiona Keeley, and Lauren McDonald.

The inaugural recipients of the annual Department of Digital Humanities Undergraduate Excellence Awards have been announced.  

The recipients for 2019/20 are Max Bell, Lyné Stemmet, Rachel McCarthy, Fiona Keeley, and Lauren McDonald.

The awards recognise outstanding individuals who have achieved academic excellence and/or made a significant positive contribution to the department. The recipients are nominated and selected by faculty in the department and will be announced each summer for presentation at a school event hosted for family and friends of the award-winners at the beginning of the subsequent term. Unfortunately, there will not be a formal event this year because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Moving forward, the Department of Digital Humanities at University College Cork will each year present a maximum of five Undergraduate Excellence Awards to students enrolled in courses offered by the department.

Max Bell will begin the second year of his undergraduate studies in September. Originally from Cobh, he has a love of sport, the outdoors and scouting. 

"It has been an absolute pleasure to be enrolled in this course so far and I look forward to every day I get to learn more about the ever changing relationship with people and the technology in the world around us," said Max.

Lyné Stemmet has just finished the second year of her BA in Digital Humanities & Information Technology. Originally from the United States, she enjoys drawing, reading and videogames. Her minor is Economics.

Rachel McCarthy has just finished the second year of her BA in Digital Humanities & Information Technology, for which she is taking concurrent minors in German and English. Rachel, from Kilmurry in County Cork, recently co-authored a paper, "Who Wrote Wuthering Heights?", which was published in Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (Oxford University Press).

Fiona Keeley is entering the final year of her studies, where she has coupled her studies in digital humanities with a minor in Religion and Global Diversities. Fiona is the Editor-in-Chief of UCC's student newspaper, the University Express, for 2020/21 year. 
"One of my most cherished college experiences is my discovery of my love for media and radio. This continues to shape my UCC adventure and makes it something that I will treasure forever," she said.
Lauren McDonald has recently completed her BA in Digital Humanities & Information Technology with English as her minor. Lauren is from Kilkenny, and her interests include reading, videogames, and refurbishing old objects.

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