On the 5th of March 2016, NUIG held its 16th annual Alumni Awards Gala Banquet in the Bailey Allen Hall on campus in Áras na Mac Léinn.
The Alumni Awards recognise individual excellence and achievements amongst its 80,000+ graduates worldwide. This year, Ruth Curran, Managing Partner MERC Partners and Global Chair IIC Partners, was awarded the NUIG Alumni Award for Business and Commerce for her work and dedication in business over the years. This award was sponsored by Bank of Ireland.
The Awards programme boasts an impressive roll call of outstanding graduates who have gone on to honour their alma mater, including, for example, President Michael D. Higgins, Olympian Olive Loughnane, Rugby great Ciarán FitzGerald, RTÉ broadcaster Sean O’Rourke, Attorney General Máire Whelan, former Creganna CEO, Helen Ryan, Tony Award-winning actress, Marie Mullen and broadcaster Gráinne Seoige.