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Alumni Awards Gala Banquet 2023

Alumni Awards Gala Banquet 2023

16 June 23
16 June 2023
, 7:00 pm
Welcome to the official recap of the 2023 Alumni Awards Gala Banquet, a special occasion that marked the outstanding achievements of University of Galway Alumni Awardees.

University of Galway extends our sincere gratitude to everyone who made this year’s Alumni Awards Gala Banquet an evening to remember.

The Alumni Awards serve as a tribute to the contributions and accomplishments of the University’s 128,000 graduates across the globe, recognising those who have made significant impacts on local, national and international levels in various fields. Over the past 22 years, the University of Galway Awards programme has honoured 133 distinguished alumni.

Read on to learn more about the outstanding winners of the 2023 Alumni Awards and the evening of celebration that took place on 16 June, 2023.

Alumni Awards Gala Banquet: Highlights
Alumni Award for Business and Commerce – Sponsored by Bank of Ireland
Jim Clarken, CEO of Oxfam Ireland (Irish Human Rights & Equality Commissioner, EU Fundamental Rights Agency Chair)
Alumni Award for Arts, Literature & Celtic Studies – Supported by University of Galway
Ray Burke, Journalist and former Chief News Editor at RTÉ
Alumni Award for Engineering, Science and Technology – Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson
Professor Oliver O'Reilly, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, University of California, Berkeley
Alumni Award for Law, Public Policy and Society – Sponsored by RDJ
Major General Maureen O'Brien, Deputy Military Adviser to the Secretary General of the United Nations
Alumni Award for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences – Sponsored by Medtronic
Dr Dapo Odumeru MBE, Regional Quality Assurance Manager, NHS Blood and Transplant
Gradam Alumni don Ghaeilge – Le tacaíocht ó by Ollscoil na Gaillimhe
Máirín Ní Ghadhra, Broadcaster, RTÉ
Alumni Award for Contribution to Sport – Supported by University of Galway
Tony Regan, former Head of Sport at University of Galway
Alumni Award for Emerging Leaders – Sponsored by Deloitte
Geraldine Lavelle, Author, Writer

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