Top business students recognised in annual award ceremony

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Dean's List, Rowe Medal, Graduate of the Year, John Hume Credit Union Scholarship, CIMA Management Accounting Prize and CPA Financial Accounting Prize awarded

The School of Business at WIT hosted its 13th Annual Recognition of Awards Ceremony on on Thursday, 8 October, just one of the ways it continually recognises student effort and excellence.

This ceremony recognises continuing students with outstanding academic achievement in their previous year. The awards were called by the course leaders and presented by the Head of School, Dr Thomas O’Toole.  

These top performing students can influence others to achieve their potential as peer role models, and the recognition represents a mark of excellence to be included in recipient’s curriculum vitae.

The following are the Awards presented on the night.

Dean’s List

The Dean’s list comprises approximately the top 5% highest performers in the School each achieving first class honours in their continuing studies. In 2014-2015, 67 students from the School of Business received an award.  The School of Business was joined by parents and friends of the students for the event. The full list of recipients is posted on the Awards Notice Board in the School of Business.

Rowe Medal

The Rowe Medal is in memory of the founding Head of School, it presented to the best performing undergraduate student. The Rowe Medal was presented by Dr. Mark Rowe, to Ms. Seen Mun Chung, whose overall result was highest across the School. She is registered on the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting.

Graduate of the Year

The Graduate of the Year Award is presented to the best performing graduate.  The Graduate of the Year was presented by Dr Thomas O’Toole to Ms Cristina Chase who completed the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Finance and Investment.

John Hume Credit Union Scholarship

This Award was presented by Ms Linda O'Kane on behalf of the combined Credit Unions in Waterford to Ms Gemma Heaslip who is registered on the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting.

John Hume MEP, Nobel Peace Laureate, lent his name to the John Hume Scholarship at Waterford Institute of Technology.  This scholarship is for 1st year student on any undergraduate business course in the School of Business at Waterford Institute of Technology.  The scholarship is paid over the duration of their undergraduate studies. 

This scholarship is a great success and students are always very excited on receiving it.

CIMA Management Accounting Prize

This award was presented by Dr Thomas O'Toole on behalf of CIMA.  It was presented to the student with the best Management Accounting result for Bachelor of Business (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting. The award went to:

Ms. Seen Mun Chung - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting.

Mr. Martin Harney - Bachelor of Business (Honours).

CPA Financial Accounting Prize

This award was presented by Ms Ciara Murphy.  It was presented to the student with the best Financial Accounting result for Bachelor of Business (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting. The recipients were:

Mr. Anthony Cullen – Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting.

Mr. Conor Hartley - Bachelor of Business (Honours).

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