Deaths and Obituaries

Deaths and obituaries of graduates, honorary graduates, staff and friends of the University.

With sadness, Ulster University records the deaths of the following graduates, honorary graduates, staff and friends:

  • Class of 2010 - 2020
    Class of 2010 - 2020
    NameDegreeDate
    Brendan DohertyMSc Computational Intelligence, 2017, Magee
    PGCert Further and Higher Education, 2007, Magee
    MSc Telecommunications and Distributed Systems, 2003, Coleraine
    BENG DIS Electronics and Computing, 2002, Magee
    dec. 21 February 2020
    Lord Brian Kerr of TonaghmoreHonorary Graduate, Doctor of Laws, 2014dec. 1 December 2020
    Diana KugacaBSc Hons Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2018, Jordanstowndec. June 2020
    Julie Lewis (nee Maxwell)MPA Public Administration, 2012, Jordanstowndec. 25 August 2019
    Dr. Aaron McConvillePhD Computing, Engineering and Built Environment, 2019, Jordanstown
    BSc Hons DPP, Biomedical Engineering, 2015, Jordanstown 
    dec. 3 November 2020
    Siobhan McQuadeMFA Fine Art, 2017, Belfast
    BA Hons Fine Art, 2014, Belfast
    BEd Education (Professional Development), 1991, Jordanstown
    dec, 23 September 2020
    Michael McQuillanBSc Hons Business Economics with Marketing, 2019, Jordanstowndec. 11 July 2020
    Malachy McSorleyBSc Hons Construction Engineering and Management, 2020, Jordanstowndec. 10 December 2020
    Kirsty MoffettBSc Hons Physiotherapy, 2014, Jordanstowndec. 13 December 2020
    Jade NelsonBSc Hons Psychology, 2019, Colerainedec. 24 November 2020
    Thomas O'BoyleBA Hons History with Education 2015, Colerainedec. 18 March 2020
  • Class of 2000 - 2009
    Class of 2000 - 2009
    NameDegreeDate
    Gerry BurnsHonorary Graduate, Doctor of Laws, 2009dec. February 2020
    Harry GreggHonorary Graduate, Doctor of the University, 2008dec. 21 February 2020
    Lord Brian HuttonHonorary Graduate, Doctor of Laws, 2004dec. 14 July 2020
    Ted LeathMSc Computing and Design, 2000, Mageedec. 9 September 2019
    Professor Eilís McCaughanDPhil Life and Health Sciences, 2003, Coleraine
    PGD Nurse Education, 1998, Jordanstown
    PGCert University Teaching, 1998, Coleraine
    BSc Hons Nursing Studies for Registered Nurses, 1990, Coleraine
    dec. 6 November 2020
    Mr James McVeighMA Peace and Conflict Studies, 2003, Magee
    BA Hons Modern Studies in the Humanities, 2000, Jordanstown

    UUSU Sport President 2001-2002
    dec. 26 December 2020
    Dr David SouthallPhD Life and Health Sciences, 2013dec. 15 October 2019
  • Class of 1990 - 1999
    Class of 1990 - 1999
    NameDegreeDate
    William BeckettBA Hons Modern Studies in the Humanities, 1993, Jordanstowndec. 2013
    Stephen Clements BSc Hons Geography with DAS,1995, Colerainedec. 7 January 2020
    Kevin ConnollyBSc Dip Computing with DIS, 1995, Colerainedec. 19 February 2019
    Norman DicksonMSc Education Management, 1994, Jordanstowndec. 14 November 2019
    Damien Doyle MA Fine Art ,1994, Belfastdec. 2010
    Dr Brendan HegartyHonorary Graduate, Doctor of Science, 1996dec. 25 September 2019
    Dr Albert HughesMA Modern and Contemporary History, 1990, Colerainedec. August 2020
    David Howden Hume Modern and Contemporary History, 1990, Colerainedec. 13 September 2019
    Professor John Hume

    Honorary Graduate, Doctor of the University, 1998

    Inaugural holder of the Tip O’Neill Professorship from 2002-2009

    dec. 3 August 2020
    Dennis IrwinBA Hons Combined Humanities, 1990, Jordanstowndec. 17 October 2009
    Joseph KellyHumanities Comb (3 Yrs), 1992, Colerainedec. 2 November 2020
    Dr Jill McIvorHonorary Graduate, Doctor of the University, 1997dec. 14 January 2020
    Bishop James MehaffeyHonorary Graduate, Doctor of Letters, 1999dec. 7 January 2020
    Patricia MoorePGCert Guidance and Counselling,1996, Mageedec. 15 January 2020
    Mrs Orla Quigley (née O'Reilly)PGCert Professional Development in Social Work, 2014, Jordanstown
    BSc Hons Social Administration and Policy, 1998, Coleraine
    dec. 14 December 2020
    Dr Angeline Gabriel Smith MRes Science, 1998, Colerainedec. 12 August 2019
    Robert SpenceMBA, 1991, Jordanstowndec. 17 April 2020
    Dr Eric SweeneyDPhil Music, 1994, Jordanstowndec. July 2020
    Sir Peter Swinnerton-DyerHonorary Graduate, Doctor of Science,1991 dec. 14 January 2020
  • Class of 1980 - 1989
    Class of 1980 - 1989
    NameDegreeDate
    Aidan LanganMBA International Business, 1988, Jordanstowndec. 12 March 2020
    Dr William McCourtHonorary Graduate: Doctor of Science, 1989dec. 3 January 2021
    Margaret TreonPGCert Computer Science Education, 1986, Jordanstowndec. 2018
  • Class of 1970 - 1979
    Class of 1970 - 1979
    NameDegreeDate
    Bill DoughertyMA, 1973, Colerainedec. December 2019
    Michael DonnellyBA Fine Art, 1979, Belfastdec. September 2019
    Martin EtchellsBSc Hons Science, 1973, Colerainedec. September 2020
    Sister Mary KennedyCert Teaching Studies for Nurses, 1978, Colerainedec. February 2020
    John LeslieMSc, 1973, Colerainedec. December 2019
    Sean QuinnDip Peace Studies, 1981, Jordanstowndec. December 2010
  • Staff and friends of the University
    Staff and friends of the University
    NameRoleDate
    Professor Tony BarehamStaff member, School of Arts and Humanitiesdec. 19 January 2020
    Mrs Hilary BracefieldStaff member, School of Creative Arts and Technologiesdec. 22 April 2020
    Wesley BellStaff member, School of Computingdec. 28 November 2019
    Kevin ConnollyStaff member, Information Services Departmentdec. 19 February 2019
    Dave HillStaff member and former Head of School, School of Health Sciencesdec. 2 November 2020
    Mr Norman Houston OBEFriend and supporter of UU and former Director of NI Bureau in Washington DC, USAdec. 12 January 2021
    Simon MorganStaff member, Finance Departmentdec. 19 December 2019
    Professor Eilís McCaughanStaff member, School of Nursingdec. 6 November 2020
    Dr. Aaron McConvilleStaff member, School of Engineeringdec. 3 November 2020
    Professor Peter Morton-WilliamsFormer Pro-Vice-Chancellordec. May 2018
    Dr Rhona NewmanStaff member, School of Applied Social and Policy Sciencesdec. 5 March 2020
    Dr Robin PriestnallStaff member, School of Psychologydec. August 2020
    Professor Aidan O’ReillyFormer Provost (Coleraine) and Former Dean of the Ulster University Business Schooldec. September 2019
    Professor Elaine ThomasFormer Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciencesdec. January 2019

The Development and Alumni Relations Office records the names of the deceased if it has been notified of a person’s death by a verifiable source. Please send notifications of death by email to alumni@ulster.ac.uk

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