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Ross Munnelly – Giving Back to the DCU Community

Ross Munnelly is Director of Alumni Relations at DCU. In this piece, he describes what the university means to him and over 90,000 alumni around the world. He also discusses the importance of giving alumni opportunities to stay involved with their alma mater, and why he decided to start supporting scholarships at DCU in a...
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Oracle- Supporting Our Local Community Through the DCU Access Programme

Maria Smith is Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Controller with Oracle and a DCU Accounting and Finance graduate. In this piece, she explains what has inspired the leading technology company to support the DCU Access Programme since 2017. Oracle have supported the DCU Access Programme since 2017. Could you tell us why you chose to...
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Opening Doors – Pigsback.com brings Access Support Full Circle

Karena Flynn Thai graduated from DCU in 2009 and now works for Pigsback.com as their Sales Account Director. In this piece, she talks about the company’s support for DCU and how this has helped to develop the company’s inclusive atmosphere. She aims to give support and to champion young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to become...
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Alltech – Supporting Education for All

Dr. Richard Murphy is the Research Director at the Alltech European Bioscience Centre in Dunboyne. In this role, he maintains strong links with numerous universities and research institutions and has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Science and Health Studies at Dublin City University. In this piece, Richard tells us why...
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Rhona O’Leary – Staying Connected to Home

Rhona serves as the Global Head of Portfolio and Product Development Strategy at Genentech/Roche. Having completed her undergraduate degree and PhD with DCU, Rhona joined Genentech in 1995 as a Post-Doctoral researcher. In 2018, the San Francisco Business Times recognised Rhona as one of 2018’s Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business. In this piece,...
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Prometric – Backing High Quality Research

Garrett Sherry is Vice President of Account Management for EMEA at Prometric, a leading global provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions. Prometric have been supporting DCU since 2015. In this piece, Garrett explains why Prometric are proud to support DCU and how the company’s values align with the ethos of the university. Could you...
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Rethink Ireland – Levelling Opportunities for All

Rethink Ireland have been supporting DCU on a number of different initiatives since 2019 including the DCU Changemaker Network, the FUSE Anti-Bullying Campaign, the Water Institute and the Access to the Workplace Programme. Their tremendous support and philanthropy has aided DCU in carrying out the university’s mission of transforming lives and societies. In this piece,...
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Éanna De Buitléir – A Lasting Connection with DCU

Éanna De Buitléir is a DCU alumnus who has been supporting the university since 2016. He is now working in logistics in the humanitarian sector, with a French NGO based in Yemen. Despite the challenges that come with where he works today, Eanna has managed to continue to support DCU philanthropically and has always seen...
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Arthur Cox – The Power of Diversity in the Workplace

Arthur Cox has supported DCU since 2008. This year they took part in the DCU Access to the Workplace Programme, having an Access student intern with them over the summer of 2021. In this piece, Anne Frain, Events and CRM Manager at Arthur Cox LLP, tells us about the benefits of taking part in the...
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Faye Walsh Drouillard – Supporting the DCU Changemaker Schools Network

Faye Walsh Drouillard is an impact investor who is passionate about harnessing the power of investing, philanthropy and entrepreneurship to create sustainable social and environmental impact. In this piece, the Founder of WakeUp Capital talks about why she supports the DCU Changemaker Schools Network and the role of higher education and philanthropy in creating a...
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