May 2018

Graduates in the spotlight - May 2018.

Bill Atkinson

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
Deirdre Blakley Toner

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
Lorna Brown

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
Lisa Dietrich

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
Dr Mary Dullea

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
Jonathan Guest

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
Sara Hall

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
Niall Harkin

Niall Harkin

PGD Accounting Jordanstown

Graduate Niall Harkin elected Chair of Accountants Ulster Society.

Source: Business First Online
Shari Holmes

Shari Holmes

LLB Law Jordanstown

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

Source: Irish Legal News
Simon Hunter

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
Declan Loy

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
Gareth McAuley

Gareth McAuley

BSc Hons Business Studies Jordanstown

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

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Stephen McDowell

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
Eva Rothschild

Eva Rothschild

BA Hons Fine Art Belfast

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

Source: Art News
William Scott

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