Pictured at the University of Limerick KBS/Northern Trust Awards Ceremony were award recipients, Barbara Kelly, Kilmallock Co. Limerick, Jordan O’Connor, Raheen Co. Limerick, Stephen Kett, Castletroy Co. Limerick, Sean Golden, Monaleen Co. Limerick and Megan Byrnes, Corbally, Co. Limerick. Picture: Alan Place.
Outstanding students honoured at KBS/Northern Trust Awards
High achieving University of Limerick business and management students were this week honoured with a KBS/Northern Trust Outstanding Scholar Award. This is the 13th year of the awards run by the KBS, UL, and recognises the most outstanding scholars in the School each year. 55 students were presented 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 Philip O’Regan, Dean KBS, UL, 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 KBS/Northern Trust Awards event Nick Gilbert, Head of GFS Operations Ireland, Northern Trust said, “These 55 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, incoming President, Insurance Institute of Ireland, Limerick Branch, and this year’s recipient is Shane Brosnan from Newcastle West, Co Limerick. 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 sponsored this annual prize. Louise lectured in the Risk Management and Insurance discipline, for the Kemmy Business School, from 1996 to 2001.
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