New chapter for Wexford graduates

By Esther Hayden

Published 10/11/2015 | 00:00

Graduates who achieved a Higher Cert in Arts in Legal Studies: Margaret Foskin, Mullinavat; Juozas Strikaitis, Wexford; Anna Olesky, Waterford; Garry Murphy, Wexford; Kamila Morawska, Wexford; and Natalie Papirova from Dungarvan.
Graduates who achieved a Higher Cert in Arts in Legal Studies: Margaret Foskin, Mullinavat; Juozas Strikaitis, Wexford; Anna Olesky, Waterford; Garry Murphy, Wexford; Kamila Morawska, Wexford; and Natalie Papirova from Dungarvan.
Paul Byrne, Duncannon, who graduated with a business masters, with Joan and Mia Byrne.
PJ Doyle from Wexford with Rebecca Rourke from Roscommon, both of whom graduated with a BSc in Architectural Technology.
PJ Doyle from Wexford with Rebecca Rourke, Roscommon, both of whom graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology.
Bridget Conway from New Ross.
Edel Rochford from Wexford.
Zoe Kehoe, Arklow, Niamh Greene, Gorey, and Aoife Gardiner, Galway, who all received the BA (Hons) in Social Care.
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Chris Dawkins from Campile.
Roisin Kavanagh, Carlow, and Kelley Walsh, Wexford, who graduated with masters degrees in business.
Alison Leahy, Cork, Rachael Donnelly, Wexford, Edel Cash, Wexford, and Niamh Smith, Waterford, who graduated Bachelor of Laws (Hons).
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ABOVE: Helen Goff from Wexford and her baby Ivy, who is two months old. Helen graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Architectural & Building Information Modelling Technology. BELOW: Helen, on left, with Caragh Naluswa, from Wexford, who graduated with the same degree.

A total of 365 Wexford people graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology last week.

In total almost 2,500 students were conferred at WIT during eleven conferring ceremonies which took place over three days.

Prof Willie Donnelly, President of Waterford Institute of Technology, reminded graduates of 2015 their education at WIT has provided them with the training and skillsets required to succeed in industry or academia.

In his conferring address, Prof Donnelly said: 'There has never been a better time to graduate. Whether you choose to remain in the region or travel further afield your Waterford Institute of Technology award is your passport to a world of opportunities."

He said that the South East region has seen an increase in employment in the last year, and has attracted major FDI investment in Biopharma, ICT and Advanced Manufacturing.

'We have seen an accelerated growth in employment created by indigenous start-up companies many of which originated in the institutes research and innovation campus.

'The international profile of the institute's research and innovation programme and the quality of the institute's graduates (such as you) is at the very heart of this growth.

He added that graduates might find the first step on the career ladder a little daunting. 'Whatever your chosen career my advice is to remain true to yourself. The secret to a successful career is to continue to develop intellectually and personally.'

Prof Donnelly also reminded graduates that while their generation is referred to as the 'digital generation' it is not technology than transforms society but rather human creativity and endeavours.

This is particularly reflected in the hiring policies of companies such as Google, he said.

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