University of Limerick business and management students awarded

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Cian O Shea, Ennis, Co. Clare and Maria Sheahan, Cratloe, Co. Clare at the award ceremony at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. Picture: Sean Curtin

High achieving University of Limerick business and management students were honoured with a KBS/Northern Trust Outstanding Scholar Award last week.

This is the 14th year of the awards run by the KBS, UL, and recognises the most outstanding scholars in the School each year. 56 students were presented with their award certificates by Dr Philip O’Regan, Dean KBS, UL, and Nick Gilbert, Head of GFS Operations Ireland, Northern Trust at a ceremony, which took place at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick.

Dr O’Regan said at the event, “The KBS/ Northern Trust Outstanding Scholar Awards were created to acknowledge the highest standards of academic achievement across 37 different Certificate, Diploma, Degree, Graduate Diploma and Masters’ programmes offered by the School and to inspire all students to continue to strive for excellence. Today’s recipients are truly outstanding”.

Speaking at the event, Nick Gilbert, Head of GFS Operations Ireland, Northern Trust said, “These 56 outstanding students here today are hugely deserving of this award. This occasion offers them due public recognition of their hard work, dedication and achievement. They represent the business leaders of the future”.

The Louise Newman Memorial Prize was also presented at the ceremony by Mr Brian Collins, President, Insurance Institute of Ireland, Limerick Branch, and this year’s recipient was Maria Sweeney, from Co. Clare.   This is a prestigious accolade given to the top University of Limerick insurance graduate each year. This prize was established in 2002 to mark the untimely passing of an outstanding business academic, Louise Newman, and reflects her previous active association with the Insurance Institute of Ireland, who generously sponsor this annual prize. Louise lectured in the Risk Management and Insurance discipline, in the Kemmy Business School, from 1996 to 2001.

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