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.
The Development & Alumni Relations Office records the names of the deceased, where the Office has been notified/been made aware of the person’s death by a verifiable source.
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Class of 2010 - 2020
Class of 2010 - 2020 Name Degree Date Brendan Doherty MSc Computational Intelligence, 2017, Magee
PG Cert Further and Higher Education, 2007, Magee
MSc Telecommunications and Distributed Systems, 2003, Coleraine
BENG DIS Electronics and Computing, 2002, Magee
dec. 21 February 2020 Diana Kugaca BSc Hons Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2018, Jordanstown dec. June 2020 Julie Lewis (nee Maxwell) MPA Public Administration, 2012, Jordanstown dec. 25 August 2019 Siobhan McQuade MFA Fine Art, 2017, Belfast
BA Hons Fine Art, 2014, Belfast
BEd Education (Professional Development), 1991, Jordanstown
dec, 23 September 2019 Michael McQuillan BSc Hons Business Economics with Marketing, 2019, Jordanstown dec. 11 July 2020 Thomas O'Boyle BA Hons History with Education 2015, Coleraine dec. 18 March 2020
Class of 2000 - 2009
Class of 2000 - 2009 Name Degree Date Gerry Burns Honorary Graduate, Doctor of Laws, 2009 dec. February 2020 Harry Gregg Honorary Graduate, Doctor of the University, 2008 dec. 21 February 2020 Lord Brian Hutton Honorary Graduate, Doctor of Laws, 2004 dec. 14 July 2020 Ted Leath MSc Computing and Design, 2000, Magee dec. 9 September 2019 Dr David Southall PhD Life and Health Sciences, 2013 dec. 15 October 2019
Class of 1990 - 1999
Class of 1990 - 1999 Name Degree Date William Beckett BA Hons Modern Studies in the Humanities, 1993, Jordanstown dec. 2013 Stephen Clements BSc Hons Geography with DAS,1995, Coleraine dec. 7 January 2020 Kevin Connolly BSc Dip Computing with DIS, 1995, Coleraine dec. 19 February 2019 Norman Dickson MSc Education Management, 1994, Jordanstown dec. 14 November 2019 Damien Doyle MA Fine Art ,1994, Belfast dec. 2010 Dr Brendan Hegarty Honorary Graduate, Doctor of Science, 1996 dec. 25 September 2019 Dr Albert Hughes MA Modern and Contemporary History, 1990, Coleraine dec. August 2020 David Howden Hume Modern and Contemporary History, 1990, Coleraine dec. 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 Dr Jill McIvor Honorary Graduate, Doctor of the University, 1997 dec. 14 January 2020 Bishop James Mehaffey Honorary Graduate, Doctor of Letters, 1999 dec. 7 January 2020 Patricia Moore PG Cert Guidance and Counselling,1996, Magee dec. 15 January 2020 Dr Angeline Gabriel Smith MRes Science, 1998, Coleraine dec. 12 August 2019 Robert Spence MBA, 1991, Jordanstown dec. 17 April 2020 Dr Eric Sweeney DPhil Music, 1994, Jordanstown dec. July 2020 Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer Honorary Graduate, Doctor of Science,1991 dec. 14 January 2020
Class of 1980 - 1989
Class of 1980 - 1989 Name Degree Date Aidan Langan MBA International Business, 1988, Jordanstown dec. 12 March 2020 Margaret Treon PGC Computer Science Education, 1986, Jordanstown dec. 2018
Class of 1970 - 1979
Class of 1970 - 1979 Name Degree Date Bill Dougherty MA, 1973, Coleraine dec. December 2019 Michael Donnelly BA Fine Art, 1979, Belfast dec. September 2019 Martin Etchells BSc Hons Science, 1973, Coleraine dec. September 2020 Sister Mary Kennedy Cert Teaching Studies for Nurses, 1978, Coleraine dec. February 2020 John Leslie MSc, 1973, Coleraine dec. December 2019 Sean Quinn Dip Peace Studies, 1981, Jordanstown dec. December 2010
Staff and friends of the University
Staff and friends of the University Name Role Date Professor Tony Bareham Staff member, School of Arts and Humanities dec. 19 December 2020 Mrs Hilary Bracefield Staff member, School of Creative Arts and Technologies dec. 22 April 2020 Wesley Bell Staff member, School of Computing dec. 28 November 2019 Kevin Connolly Staff member, Information Services Department dec. 19 February 2019 Simon Morgan Staff member, Finance Department dec. 19 December 2019 Professor Peter Morton-Williams Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor dec. May 2018 Dr Robin Priestnall Staff member, School of Psychology dec. August 2020 Professor Aidan O’Reilly Former Provost (Coleraine) and Former Dean of the Ulster University Business School dec. September 2019 Professor Elaine Thomas Former Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences dec. January 2019