September 2019

Graduates in the spotlight - September 2019.

Phil Alexander

Phil Alexander

MSc Youth and Community Work, Jordanstown

Ulster graduate, Phil Alexander has been appointed Cancer Fund for Children’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Source: Cancer Fund for Children
Naos Connaughton

Naos Connaughton

MEd Education, Jordanstown

Ulster graduate Naos Connaughton has been appointed as principal of the multi-denominational Lecarrow National School.

Source: Independent Westmeath
Daniel Crawford

Daniel Crawford

BSc Hons Biomedical Engineering, Jordanstown

Ulster alumnus and founder of Belfast-based medical tech firm axial3D has been awarded ‘Best use of Data Science/AI in Health & Wellbeing’ at the European DatSci Awards.

Source: Sync NI
Sarah Friar

Sarah Friar

DSc

Honorary graduate and CEO of Nextdoor, Sarah Friar speaks to Sync on building a community in the digital age.

Source: Sync NI
Bronagh Gallagher and Roma Downey

Bronagh Gallagher and Roma Downey

DLitt and DFA

A new film, ‘A Bump Along the Way’ starring honorary graduate Bronagh Gallagher, with executive production from fellow honorary graduate Roma Downey, premiers in Derry.

Source: Derry Journal
Laura Maxwell

Laura Maxwell

BSc Hons Food and Nutrition, Coleraine

Agri technology company Devenish has welcomed Ulster alumna Laura Maxwell into its business as part of a two-year development programme.

Source: Farmers Journal
Tony Macaulay

Tony Macaulay

DLitt & BA Hons Communication Studies, Coleraine

As his debut novel hits the bookshelves Ulster alumnus, Honorary graduate, writer and peacebuilder Tony Macaulay speaks to the Belfast Telegraph.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Sean Ryan McCaffrey

Sean Ryan McCaffrey

MSc Real Estate, Jordanstown

Savills has moved to bolster its Dublin office team with the appointment of Ulster alumus, Sean Ryan McCaffrey (left).

Source: Irish News
Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell

DSc

Northern Ireland golfer and honorary graduate of Ulster University, Graeme McDowell to be awarded Freedom of The Borough in recognition of his work as an Ambassadors of Northern Ireland and the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough.

Source: Causeway Coast News
Jonathan McKerr

Jonathan McKerr

BA Hons Fine and Applied Arts, Belfast

Lurgan street artist and Ulster University graduate, Jonathan McKerr has been using his talents in Colombia to promote peace-building initiatives.

Source: Newsletter
Diarmuid O’Carroll

Diarmuid O’Carroll

BSc Hons Sports Coaching, Jordanstown

Ulster University Sports Coaching alumnus, Diarmuid O'Carroll is appointed Motherwell’s new Under 18s manager.

Source: Motherwell FC
Aidan Quinn

Aidan Quinn

BSc Hons Management and Leadership Development, Jordanstown

Following injury, Ulster graduate Aidan Quinn (left) will return to play his part in Belfast Star's charge for glory.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Rea

Jonathan Rea

DSc

Honorary graduate, Jonathan Rea is crowned World Superbike champion for record fifth time at Magny-Cours in France.

Source: Newsletter
Raymond Walsh

Raymond Walsh

BSc Hons Communication, Advertising and Marketing, Jordanstown

Ulster University alumnus and local actor Raymond Walsh (right) joins star cast for Les Miserables West End debut.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Colin Williams

Colin Williams

BA Hons Design, Belfast

Distinguished Ulster graduate, Colin Williams launches crowdfunding project for new YouTube series with his award-winning Northern Ireland animation company, Sixteen South.

Source: NI Chamber