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UI Galway's Alumni Association Board keeps graduates informed and involved.

Alumni Association

The Association is responsible for a number of core programmes that have proved very successful in strengthening the bond between the University and its graduates. These programmes include:

  • Reunions
  • Alumni Awards
  • Lecture Series
  • Alumni Fund
  • Alumni Clubs
  • Publications

The Association is also planning to hold additional events throughout the year to increase the opportunities for graduates to engage with the University, both in Galway and internationally.

Alumni Association Board members

  • Dr Sean O'Rourke BA 1977, LLM (hc) 2011 (Chairperson)  
  • Brig Gen Ger Aherne BA 1975, LLM 2003    
  • Ms Joanna Brophy BComm 2002, HDipMktgPra 2003, MBA 2010    
  • Dr Cepta Brougham BSc 1979, MSc 1983, PhD 1990    
  • Ms Sandra Butler BA 1985, HDip in Ed 1986    
  • Dr Catherine Caulfield BSc 1976, HDip in Ed 1977, PhD 2008    
  • Mr Pat Downes BA 1987, DMP 1988    
  • Mr Tom Joyce - Galway University Foundation CEO  
  • Mr Sean Kearns - NUI Galway Students' Union President    
  • Ms Caroline McDonagh BA 1996, HDipA 1997    
  • Dr Eucharia Meehan BSc 1987, PhD 1993    
  • Ms Sinéad Ní Fhatharta MBA 2008    
  • Ms Mairéad Ní Nuadháin BA 1974    
  • Mr Tomás Ó Síocháin BCorpLaw 1996, HDipA 1997, LLB 2004    

NUI Galway's Alumni Foundation Board keeps our university projects going.

Alumni Foundation Board members

Tom Joyce
  • Executive Director of Galway University Foundation

Board Members Ireland

  • John MacNamara, Chairman
  • Dr. James J. Browne, President, NUI Galway
  • Tom Costello, John Sisk & Son Holdings
  • Mary Dooley, Bursar
  • Irial Finan, Coca-Cola Company Bottling Investment
  • Joan Garahy, Managing Director, HBCL Investments & Pensions Ltd.
  • Michael Higgins, CIBC, USA
  • Brian Joyce, Dublin
  • Declan Kelly
  • Dr. Ronan Lambe, Dublin
  • Alfie Lydon, Coca-Cola HBC (Ireland)
  • PJ Mara, Dublin
  • Liam O'Coinne, Galway
  • Dómhnal Slattery, CEO, Claret Capital Ltd.
  • Professor Jim Ward, Registrar and Deputy President, NUI Galway

Board Members, US

  • Declan Kelly, Board Chair
  • Dr. James J. Browne, President, NUI Galway
  • Áine Brazil, Thorton-Tomasetti Engineers, USA
  • Irial Finan, Coca-Cola Company Bottling Investment, USA
  • Michael Higgins, CIBC, USA
  • Aedhmar Hynes-mcGovern, Text 100 Public Relations, USA
  • Adrian Jones, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, USA
  • Tom Joyce, Galway University Foundation, Galway
  • Paul Keary, Financial Dynamics, USA
  • Sean Lane, Bank Hapoalim, USA
  • John MacNamara, Galway
  • Dómhnal Slattery, Claret Capital Ltd, Dublin


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