UCC Heroes

UCC Heroes

In this new initiative, we honour those UCC Heroes who have made an exceptional, if hidden contribution to the university community, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nominations can be made by any person with respect to an individual or team worthy of celebration as a UCC Hero or Heroes.
Submissions are to be emailed to traininganddevelopment@ucc.ie

Colette Cunningham, School of Public Health

Colette was nominated by Justina Hurley. Here, she tells us why she nominated Colette.

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Sophie Gahan, Office of the Vice-President for Teaching and Learning

Sophie was nominated by Susan Joyce of the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Here, Susan tells us why she nominated Sophie.

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Danny Keane, Disability Support Service

Danny was nominated by his colleague, Gavin Deady. Here, Gavin tells us why he nominated Danny.

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Gerard Horgan, Department of Management & Marketing

Gerard Horgan of the Department of Management & Marketing, Cork University Business School was nominated by Prof. Anthony McDonnell.

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Professor Jerry Murphy, Dr Paul Bolger and Dr Jeremy Gault

Our latest UCC Heroes were nominated by Anita Maguire, VPRI and Sarah Culloty, Head of College of SEFS. Here, they tell us why they nominated Professor Murphy, Dr Bolger and Dr Gault.

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Kathryn Neville, College of Medicine & Health

Kathryn was nominated by Dr Ger Culley. Here, he tells us why he nominated Kathryn.

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Nóirín Uí Bhreithiúnaigh, UCC Research Office

Next up, is Nóirín Uí Bhreithiúnaigh, UCC Research Office. Nóirín was nominated by Paul Bolger, Jerry Murphy, Jeremy Gault, John Cryan, Stephen Byrne, Sally Cudmore, Mairead Kiely, and Paul O’Toole. Here, we find out why she is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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Daniel Blackshields, Dept of Economics

Daniel was nominated by Dr Aileen Murphy. Below, we find out why Daniel is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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Pat Henn, ASSERT Centre

Pat was nominated by Nick Chisholm and members of the Centre for Global Development Steering Committee. Below, we find out why Pat is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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Roisin Downing, Cork University Business School

Roisin was nominated by Professor Thia Hennessy, Dean of Cork University Business School. Below, we hear why Roisin is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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Carol Veiga, Graduate Attributes Coordinator

Carol was nominated by Eleanor Donoghue, Graduate Attributes Programme Manager. Here, Eleanor shares why Carol is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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CUBS Technical Support Services Team

The team was nominated by Professor Thia Hennessy, Dean of the School of Business. Below, we hear why the team is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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Indian Alumni Committee

The Committee of the Indian Alumni Community was nominated by Karen Kelly, Head of International Alumni Relations and Chapters. Here, Karen shares why the group is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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Professor Josephine Hegarty, Nursing & Midwifery

Professor Josephine Hegarty was nominated by the staff of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Below, we hear why Josephine is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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Eimear Kenneally, Dept of Human Resources

Eimear was nominated by Anne Gannon and Tracy Eagles in Human Resources. Below, they share why Eimear is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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Dr Birgit Greiner, School of Public Health

Birgit was nominated by Dr Zubair Kabir. Below, we hear why Birgit is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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Elaine Deasy, School of Law

Elaine was nominated by her colleagues in the School of Law. Below, we hear why she is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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Martin O'Driscoll, UCC Library

Martin was nominated by Ann Byrne and Alan Carbery, on behalf of UCC Library. Below, they share why Martin is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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The Student Records and Examinations Office

The Student Records and Examinations Office team was nominated by Dr Eithne Hunt. Below, she explains why they are so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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Pat Rice, IT and Multimedia Officer, School of Law

Pat was nominated by his colleagues in the School of Law. Below, they share why Pat is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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Christopher McElligott, IT Services

Christopher was nominated by the Staff Wellbeing and Development (HR) team. Below, they share why he is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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Cork University Dental School and Hospital Team

The team at the Cork University Dental School and Hospital (CUDSH) was nominated by Siobhan Lynch, School Manager. Below, she explains why they are so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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Aaron Bolger and Derek Walsh, Technical Support Team, School of Applied Psychology

Aaron and Derek were nominated by the staff of the School of Applied Psychology. Below, we hear why they are so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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Patrice Cooper, Lawrence Dooley and Linda Murphy, Management and Marketing

Patrice Cooper, Lawrence Dooley and Linda Murphy were nominated by Dympna O’Donovan. Dympna shares:

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Yvonne Pennisi, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Yvonne Pennisi was nominated by her colleagues, Eithne Hunt and Linda Horgan. They share:

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Professor Mark Poustie, Dean of the School of Law

Professor Mark Poustie was nominated by his colleagues in the School of Law. They share:

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The Staff IT Service Desk Team

The Staff IT Service Desk Team was nominated by their supervisor, Niamh Lynch. Niamh shares:

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Professor Joe Eustace, Dr Ruben Keane and Máire McCarthy, HRB CRF Clinical Research Facility

Professor Joe Eustace, Dr Ruben Keane and Máire McCarthy have been nominated by Marie Claire O’Regan, Centre Manager. Below, we hear why the team is so deserving of this acknowledgement.ll;k

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Anne Wallace, Student Recruitment and Liaison Officer, College of Business and Law

Anne Wallace has been nominated by Professor Ursula Kilkelly, Head of College. Below, we hear why Anne is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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Virginia Conrick, Boole Library

Virginia Conrick has been nominated by colleagues in the School of Law. Below, they outline why Virginia is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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Clinical Operations Team, Clinical Research Facility (CRF-C)

The Clinical Operations Team of the Clinical Research Facility was nominated by Maeve Kelsey, Site Management Operations Manager. Below, Maeve shares why the team is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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Anna Glavin, Student Records & Examinations Office

Anna Glavin has been nominated by Joan Buckley (Chair) and fellow members of the University Mitigation Committee. Below, they share why Anna is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

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The Library Acquisitions and E-Resources Teams: Ronan Madden, Thomas O’Carroll, Norma Garde, Fergal Gaynor and Ger O’Sullivan (Acquisitions); Rose Buttimer and Orla O’Sullivan (E-Resources)

The Library staff have nominated the Acquisitions and E-Resources teams. Find out why the Team are so deserving of this acknowledgement

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