The Institute of Technology Carlow Wicklow County Campus conferred almost 200 higher education graduates on November 17th, its largest number to date.
Addressing the graduates from programmes ranging from higher certificates to masters degrees, Dr Patricia Mulcahy, President of IT Carlow said: “today you become part of a larger community of over 1,000 Wicklow County Campus graduates, joining over 50,000 IT Carlow alumni.”
Dr Mulcahy was joined by Mr Frank Curran, Chief Executive of Wicklow County Council, Cllr Shay Cullen, Cathaoirleach of Wicklow Municipal Disctrict, and Cllr Daire Nolan, Vice-Cathaoirleach of Wicklow Municipal District. Also in attendance were elected representatives and representatives from regional businesses, community organisations and state agencies.
In her address, Dr Mulcahy acknowledged the vision and dedication of Wicklow CoCo, highlighting the role the Wicklow Campus has played in acting as a catalyst for development in the county. She also expressed confidence that the strength of the partnership between IT Carlow and Wicklow CoCo will continue to bring success for the county.
In his address, Mr Frank Curran said: “I’m delighted to be associated with the graduation ceremony here at Wicklow County Campus. It’s a special day for the graduates and their families, and for me, as it signifies the successful partnership between Wicklow CoCo and IT Carlow in bringing third-level education to the doorstep of the people of County Wicklow.”
“While I’m just two months into my new role, I’m looking forward to the continued development of Wicklow County Campus as a Centre of Excellence in education, enterprise and innovation, in what is a unique venture for Wicklow County Council, with this third-level facility acting as a catalyst for economic development in the county.”