Emma Connolly wins Rising Star Award

President Michael Murphy presents canvas to Emma Connolly (photo copyright of Tomas Tyner)

The International Education Office is delighted to congratulate one of their team on receiving the prestigious RISING STAR accolade during the University Staff Recognition Awards ceremony last Thursday night. Emma Connolly who has worked in the International Education Office for many years received the award for her achievements in the area of international student recruitment.

President Michael Murphy presented Emma with artwork by the Irish artist, Shane Johnson. The artwork was personalised for Emma and reflects her personality and work at UCC. It’s a colourful piece and presents Emma on the UCC bridge. The UCC campus surrounding Emma is altered slightly to imitate Chinese architecture and culture as Emma frequently travels to China on behalf of UCC.

With so many outstanding staff at UCC it is wonderful news that Emma has shone through. I’m sure many international students recognise her from their time at UCC. So well done Emma, we are all very proud of you and appreciate your terrific work and accomplishments over the years.

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