June 2019

Graduates in the spotlight - June 2019.

Nicola Abernethy

Nicola Abernethy

MSc Communication and Public Relations, Jordanstown

Nicola Abernethy has been appointed to the role of Communications Assistant with Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber).

Source: Love Belfast
Sonya Cassidy

Sonya Cassidy

BSc Hons Communication, Advertising and Marketing, Jordanstown

Alumna Sonya Cassidy who runs her own communications agency, Sonya Cassidy PR, has won The Creative Industries Award.

Source: Business Eye
Colin Davidson

Colin Davidson

BA Hons Design, Belfast

Co Down artist and graduate of Ulster, Colin Davidson's Bill Clinton portrait unveiled in New York.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Father Brian D’Arcy OBE

Father Brian D’Arcy OBE

DLitt

Father Brian D'Arcy Honorary graduate of Ulster  to be awarded OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours for his services to cross community relations.

Source: The Impartial Reporter
Dr Le Roy Dowey

Dr Le Roy Dowey

HND Science (Applied Biology), Jordanstown

Former Ulster University staff member and graduate Dr Le Roy Dowey has been appointed to chief operating officer at GreenLight Medicines.

Source: GreenLight Medicines
Claire Feldman

Claire Feldman

BA Hons Business Studies, Jordanstown

Ulster graduate founds Eatology, a professional service for Weight Management and Wellness, where support is provided through a personalised approach and built on a strong alliance between coach and client.

Source: Women in Business
Paul Grant

Paul Grant

MA Marketing, Jordanstown

Paul Grant, Stena Line Chief People & Communications Officer and graduate of Ulster receives the Swedish ambassador.

Source: Business Eye
Patrick Hearty

Patrick Hearty

BSc Hons Social Administration ad Policy, Coleraine

FlowLens hires new Head of Sales for its cloud MRP platform, experienced salesman and Ulster alumnus Patrick Hearty.

Source: Sync NI
Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly

BA Hons Humanities Combined, Coleraine

Joe Kelly has risen to become one of the most senior western executives working in Huawei’s Chinese headquarters.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Gary Lightbody

Gary Lightbody

DLitt

Snow Patrol star and Honorary graduate of Ulster University launches foundation to support NI charities.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Francis Martin CBE

Francis Martin CBE

MBA, Jordanstown

NI Chamber Past President Francis Martin and Ulster alumnus awarded CBE for services to UK business.

Source: NI Chamber of Commerce
Robert McConnell

Robert McConnell

MSc International Business, Magee

Robert McConnell, a Co-founder and Director at Northern Ireland business growth advisory firm Pinnacle Professional and Ulster alumnus wins IoD Start-Up Director of the Year award.

Source: Ads Advance
Paul McElvaney

Paul McElvaney

BSc Hons Communication Studies, Jordanstown

Graduate Paul McElvaney’s Learning Pool acquires its third company in three years.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Trevor McMullan

Trevor McMullan

BA Hons History, Coleraine

Ulster alumnus publishes new skills book for children, parents and coaches entitled 'Seven Soccer Skills'. The book has been endorsed by the Irish Football Association and supported by Ulster distinguished graduate Michael Boyd, Director of Football Development at the Irish Football Association.

Source: www.sevensoccerskills.com.
Dame Mary Peters

Dame Mary Peters

DSc

Honorary graduate of Ulster, Lady Mary Peters planning on taking it easy after 80th birthday celebrations.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Claire Stewart

Claire Stewart

BA Hons Business Studies with Computing, Coleraine

Co-Founder of Cartmill Stewart & Co Chartered Accountants and graduate of Ulster Claire was awarded Herbert Smith Freehills Young Leader of the Year 2019 at the Young Leaders NI Conference.

Source: NI Chamber