Trinity Business Student of the Year Award 2012 Announced
Apr 10, 2012
Business, Economic and Social Studies student Patrick Lynch was recently announced as the winner of the 2012 Business Student of the Year award for his outstanding contribution to College society life, community engagement and entrepreneurial activities. The competition, open to final year business students, is coordinated by Trinity Business Alumni (TBA) in association with the Business School in Trinity College Dublin and Bank of Ireland.
Patrick was one of six Trinity College Dublin business students shortlisted for the award. Finalists were chosen by the School of Business who received nominations from both staff and students of the College. The finalists were Conor Campbell, Laura Demery, Sophie Higgs, Colum Horan, Patrick Lynch and Elena Sugrue.
Richie Boucher (CEO of Bank of Ireland Group), Patrick Lynch (TBA Business Student of the Year) receiving his certificate from Alan Foy (President of the Trinity Business Alumni and CEO Blueface), Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast.
Speaking at the event, Trinity’s Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast congratulated Patrick and the other finalists on their achievements and highlighted the importance of becoming involved in student and community life: "I know that these students being honoured today have a broad range of interests, including music, sport, art, travel, languages, volunteering, and politics. They embody, in their range of extracurricular achievements, Trinity’s values of interdisciplinarity, deep learning, and independent, critical thinking.” During his address the Provost also recognised how Trinity alumni remain an integral and an important part of College.
Announcing the winner, President of the Trinity Business Alumni, Alan Foy commented: “Each finalist has demonstrated outstanding entrepreneurial leadership qualities and achievements by balancing academic and extracurricular activities during their time in Trinity. There is no doubt that we will see these students leading our commercial and not-for-profit organisations in the years to come. With this talent, we should have confidence in Ireland's future". Alan encouraged the finalists to have faith in their abilities and to pursue their major career objectives with persistence and confidence.
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