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Graduate Awards Event 2010


St Mary’s held its 10th annual presentation ceremony for recent graduates on Friday evening, 5th November. Graduates were joined by members of staff and sponsors in the College’s Old Staff Room and later in the Staff Common Room.

Mr Micheál Martin was the Fear an Ti for the occasion. The award winners were as follows:

  • GTCNI Award: Marian Morrow (Teacher Education — Geography), Aine Nugent (Teacher Education — Music)
  • John Cull (INTO) Award: Paul Keenan (Teacher Eduction — PE)
  • INTO Award: Marian Kelly (Teacher Education — Maths)
  • Bank of Ireland Bursary: Ian Gallagher (Teacher Education — Music)
  • Dymphna Taggart Memorial Cup: Lisa Rodgers (Teacher Education — Geography)
  • ATL Award: Fiona Johnston (Teacher Education — Business Studies)
  • Learn Space Award: Imelda O'Loan (Teacher Education — Geography) and Lorraine McAteer (Teacher Education — History)
  • Collins Award: Ian Gallagher (Teacher Education — Music)
  • Heinemann Prize: Catherine McGirr (Teacher Education — Maths)
  • Merrimack Fine Arts Award: Donna Maynes, Doreen Pearson and Nicola Cosby (Teacher Education)
  • Northgate Business Studies Award: Sinead Brady (Liberal Arts)
  • Rocwell Business Studies Award: Ciara McShane (Teacher Education)
  • English Award: Paula Deery (Liberal Arts), Helen Moohan (Teacher Education)
  • Geography Award: Rory O'Kane (Liberal Arts), Imelda O'Loan and Marian Morrow (Teacher Education)
  • History Award: Louise Lynch (Teacher Education)
  • An Chultúrlann Irish Award: Seana Devine (Liberal Arts), Eilish Rafferty (Teacher Education)
  • O'Neill's International Sports Wear PE Award: Kevin Niblock (Liberal Arts)
  • Ulster Bank Religious Studies Award: Eamonn Walls (Teacher Education)
  • Science Award: Shelly McElhinney (Teacher Education)
  • Institute of Engineering and Technology T&D Award: Edel Barett (Teacher Education)


Eddie McArdle of GTCNI presenting award to Aine Nugent (Teacher Education - Music)   Eddie McArdle of GTCNI presenting award to Marian Morrow (Teacher Education - Geography)


Eddie McArdle of GTCNI presenting award to (left) Aine Nugent (Teacher Education — Music) and (right) Marian Morrow (Teacher Education — Geography)


Mr Martin addressed the graduates and said:

“You created the dynamic for us, the Faculty, to be challenged, to change, to be creative, to be innovative. You have enriched and energised the College community over the last number of years. You are now university graduates. You now have status as having gained a university education, a status which is respected and envied. You are now better equipped to enrich and energise the lives of those with whom you will come in contact. You now have the necessary academic and social tools to make a difference to our society and to help our society live in peace, to prosper, to reach its potential and to explore and form the future. It is now up to you to help our society to achieve the stability and greatness which we all deserve.

With these final words I wish you good luck and God speed and I encourage you to start creating the future now. So good luck and good night and go safely. Go dte sibh uilig slán”