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May 2018

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Bill Atkinson

MSc Business Improvement, MA Human Resource Management and BA Hons Business Studies Jordanstown


Alumnus Bill Atkinson of USEL awarded IoD’s Director of the Year - Public/Third Sector.

Source: Syncni
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Deirdre Blakley Toner

PGD Human Rights Law and Transitional Justice, BA Hons Public Policy and Management Jordanstown


Ulster graduate Deirdre Blakely Toner appointed as new Chair of Civil Service Commissioners for NI.

Source: Gov UK
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Lorna Brown

BSc Hons Social Psychology and Sociology Coleraine


Ulster graduate Lorna Brown has released her first book, Debris in the States. Lorna lives in Massachusetts and goes back to her hometown in Ireland when she is working on a story. For further information on Debris please follow this link: Amazon

Source: Graduate
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Lisa Dietrich

BA Hons Modern Studies in the Humanities Jordanstown


Alumna Lisa Dietrich wins award for shared education project at Spirit of NI Awards following on from her international award win in December.

Source: The Irish News
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Dr Mary Dullea

PhD Arts


Ulster graduate and Director of an annual boutique chamber music festival on Valentia Island Co Kerry, Mary Dullea travels the globe as pianist with the award winning Fidelio Trio. As soloist, chamber musician and Irish pianist she performs internationally at venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, Phillips Collection Washington DC., Symphony Space New York City and more.

Source: Mary Dullea.com
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Jonathan Guest

MBA, BEng Manufacturing Systems Management and HND Engineering (Mechanical, Manufacturing and Design) Jordanstown


Alumnus Jonathan Guest to replace retiring Chief Executive at Harland and Wolff.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
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Sara Hall

BA Hons Combined Arts Coleraine


Fashion designer and Ulster alumna Sara Hall showcases work at Wearing Irish event in NYC.

Source: Business First Online
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Niall Harkin

PGD Accounting Jordanstown


Graduate Niall Harkin elected Chair of Accountants Ulster Society.

Source: Business First Online
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Shari Holmes

LLB Law Jordanstown


Ulster law graduate Shari Holmes secures senior associate position at John F Gibbons & Co.

Source: Irish Legal News
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Simon Hunter

BA Hons Accounting Jordanstown


Simon Hunter, graduate and Chief Executive Officer of Hunter has been selected as a member of the Board of Directors for the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide.

Source: Hunter
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Declan Loy

BSc Hons Building Engineering Jordanstown


Ulster graduate attempting to break world record for completing triathlons in a bid to "empower young people and their mental health”.

Source: The Irish News
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Gareth McAuley

BSc Hons Business Studies Jordanstown


Alumnus Gareth McAuley reflects on winning Bronze at the Commonwealth Games.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
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Stephen McDowell

BA Hons Humanities American Studies Jordanstown


Graduate Stephen McDowell of Hayward Hawk awarded IoD’s Director of the Year - Start-Up.

Source: Syncni
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Eva Rothschild

BA Hons Fine Art Belfast


Fine Art graduate Eva Rothschild to represent Ireland at the 2019 Venice Biennale.

Source: Art News
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William Scott

Belfast College of Art 1930


Painting by the Northern Ireland artist and Ulster alumnus used on stamp tipped to make £400k.

Source: Belfast Telegraph