Distinguished CIT students to receive alumni awards

FOR the first time in its history, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), is to hold an alumni awards ceremony to honour its finest graduates.

CIT confirmed yesterday that the inaugural ceremony will be held on September 6 at the Kingsley Hotel with broadcaster Leo Enright as master of ceremonies.

Glynis Dennehy, who will be in charge of the historic event said that CIT alumni are leaders in their professions and excel in their pursuits.

“CIT is celebrating this excellence through the presentation of the inaugural Alumni Awards Programme, which will honour three graduates who have distinguished themselves,” Ms Dennehy said.

The inaugural recipients were selected from nominations put forward by members of the institute.

The judging panel was chaired by the president of CIT, Dr Brendan Murphy, and comprised of representatives from the Institute Alumni Association Committee.

Each of the award winners will receive a sterling silver strawberry dish made by the silversmiths at Sean Carroll & Sons, Rutland Street, Cork.

This dish is a signature piece of Cork silver in a unique design which has been produced by Cork silversmiths since 1910 and made famous during the period of ‘Republican Silver’ in 1922.

Following the capture of the city by Republican forces, the silversmiths of Cork created a special category of silver, bearing the hallmark of the city’s coat of arms.

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