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2008 Student Work Experience Scholarships Awards

The 2008 Program of Student Work Experience Scholarships operated by the Council was celebrated at a luncheon in New York City.

Council President Michael J. Gibbons, presenting the scholarship awards at the June 12 event at The Metropolitan Club in Manhattan, said "The Council's Scholarship Awards program provides opportunities to student undergraduates from universities in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland to travel to the United States and to work temporarily in American corporations. These scholarships provide project- oriented, meaningful work assignments in U.S. business corporations of all sizes. The assignments are linked to the fields of study and academic disciplines which the undergraduate scholars are pursuing in Ireland."

Mr. Gibbons also noted "The Council has a strict rule in administering this program that the chosen candidate scholars are selected by faculty in the participating universities in Ireland. This year, as it happens, all five of this year's crop of Council scholars are young women. The Council's participation in this program reflects its interest in highlighting the excellent educational infrastructure which has been developed throughout the island of Ireland."

The Council partners on this program with Fordham University for those Council Scholars based in New York City - these are accommodated in the residence halls of the Lincoln Center campus of the college during their time in Manhattan. In addition, the Council works with Fordham University on a separate program of internship placements in corporations in Ireland for U.S.-based postgraduate scholars.

Mr. Gibbons added "The Council, for its part, provides a cash award toward each student's travel expenses. The project- oriented employment assignments, which the Council arranges for the students, enhance their learning experiences in America, linked as they are to their field of study. We are indebted to the Universities in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland for their support and assistance in mounting this program.

Students selected by their colleges as the Council's 2008 participating scholars are:

 Nathalie Ennis is from Middleton, County Cork who is enrolled at Trinity College Dublin studying for an Economics Major in a four-year Business, Economics and Social Studies Degree. She will travel to New York City to take up her appointment to work at Mutual of America in New York.

 Helena Keenan hails from Letterkenny, County Donegal and has completed her third year in a four-year degree program to graduate as a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and French at the School of Management at Queen's University Belfast. Linda will work at Allied Irish Banks in New York.

 Anne Byrne is a native of Naas, County Kildare and is a student at Trinity College Dublin where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Political Science. She will work at the world headquarters of News Corporation in New York.

 Sarah Conmy, whose home is in Loughrea, County Galway, has been chosen by NUI Galway to participate as a Council Scholar this year. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and biochemistry and will travel to New Jersey to take up her work assignment at Merck & Company.

 Elaine Stack, from Youghal, County Cork, is studying for a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry at University College Cork. She has been selected to work with Pfizer, Inc. in New York City.



Ambassador Niall Burgess with Council President Mike Gibbons and this year’s Council Scholarship Award Winners. From left: Nathalie Ennis, Helena Keenan, Anne Byrne, Elaine Stack and Sarah Conmy.
Ambassador Niall Burgess with Council President Mike Gibbons and this year’s Council Scholarship Award Winners. From left: Nathalie Ennis, Helena Keenan, Anne Byrne, Elaine Stack and Sarah Conmy.


Colleagues from Council supporter News Corporation: Veracelle Vega, Karl Delaney and Rich Roseman and Council Scholar Anne Byrne
Colleagues from Council supporter News Corporation: Veracelle Vega, Karl Delaney and Rich Roseman and Council Scholar Anne Byrne from Trinity College Dublin.
Council Supporters All: Ronnie Harnisch, Jeff Cleary and Chris O’Callaghan.
Council Supporters All: Ronnie Harnisch, Jeff Cleary and Chris O’Callaghan.


Mary Shelley, Director of Fordham University’s Office of Prestigious Fellowships with Council Scholar Nathalie Ennis.
Mary Shelley, Director of Fordham University’s Office of Prestigious Fellowships with Council Scholar Nathalie Ennis.
Ireland’s Ambassador Consul General in New York, Niall Burgess with Council Board Member Kieran Claffey from PricewaterhouseCoopers and Mark Finlay, who sits on the Council’s Chapter Board in Ireland.
Ireland’s Ambassador Consul General in New York, Niall Burgess with Council Board Member Kieran Claffey from PricewaterhouseCoopers and Mark Finlay, who sits on the Council’s Chapter Board in Ireland.


Corinthian Group’s Mathew Reilly with Marge Duffy (left), Maralyn Dolan of Integrated Printing & Graphics and AnneMarie Byrne from Twister, Inc.
Corinthian Group’s Mathew Reilly with Marge Duffy (left), Maralyn Dolan of Integrated Printing & Graphics and AnneMarie Byrne from Twister, Inc.
Allied Irish Banks’ David Caulfield with his colleague Deborah Blum(right) and Helena Keenan from Letterkenny, County Donegal who received her Scholarship Citation at the lunch.
Allied Irish Banks’ David Caulfield with his colleague Deborah Blum (right) and Helena Keenan from Letterkenny, County Donegal who received her Scholarship Citation at the lunch.


Council Members All: Judge Michael Mullen, Board Member Tom Ryan with Oregon’s own Mary Hanlon.
Council Members All: Judge Michael Mullen, Board Member Tom Ryan with Oregon’s own Mary Hanlon.
Pattie Cunningham from Continental Airlines with Attracta Lyndon of Dooley Car Rentals Ireland.
Pattie Cunningham from Continental Airlines with Attracta Lyndon of Dooley Car Rentals Ireland.


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