John Moore Award for 2020 presented to P.J. Walsh

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P.J. stays calm in crisis situations, and is always focused on finding a solution to whatever issue a staff member or student presents with

WIT porter P.J. Walsh was recently bestowed with the John Moore Award for 2020. The awards ceremony was streamed online via Zoom for the first time in its history.

This award, now in its 43rd year, was established to perpetuate the memory of Fr John Moore and in appreciation of how as Chaplain, he enriched the life of the institute. This annual award is made to the person who is deemed to have made a significant contribution to the Institute community in some way, be it social, personal, academic or organisational.

Walsh was the winner thanks to his generosity of assistance and support to all staff, students and visitors to the institute.

Announcing the award, Chaplain Fr David Keating said “The recipient of the John Moore Award for 2020 is a highly regarded member of staff, widely known across the institute for the enthusiasm and  pride in which he carries out his work. His attention to people and professionalism are second to none.”

“P.J. stays calm in crisis situations, and is always focused on finding a solution to whatever issue a staff member or student presents with.”

On receiving the award P.J. said “this never feels like a job because the staff and students are like family to me”. He joined the staff of WIT in December 2000 after the army and has worked as a porter since that date.


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