2006 Trinity College Dublin Business Student of the Year Announced

Posted on: 14 April 2006

Last night at a ceremony in Trinity College Dublin, final year business student Graham Villiers-Tuthill was named winner of the prestigious Trinity Business Alumni / Bank of Ireland Business Student of the Year for 2006.

Now in its 15th year, and proudly sponsored by Bank of Ireland, the competition is open to Senior Sophister students studying Business Studies as part of their degree in Trinity College Dublin. The gold medal was presented by the Provost, to Graham, who is distinguished academically as well as demonstrating both sporting prowess and considerable business acumen during his time at Trinity.

Studying Business and Political Science, Graham has been actively involved in the sub-aqua club since coming to Trinity, where he served as Chairman in 2005. He also owns and manages a security firm, providing security services for the Irish Rugby Football Union Committee on international match days.  On graduation Graham will join Diageo as a Management Trainee where he hopes to pursue a career in Marketing. Graham has been practising this skill as Brand Campus Manager for the Irish Independent since 2003.

‘Graham was selected as Trinity Business Alumni, Business Student of the year because he combines a consistently strong academic performance with excellent business awareness, whilst participating fully in college life,’ stated Frank Ward, President of Trinity Business Alumni. ‘Graham demonstrates a maturity beyond his years and has an admirable sense of life balance.’

This year 15 nominations for the award were received from fellow students, academic staff, tutors, The Department of Sport and student societies.  Six finalists were interviewed by Mr Frank Ward, Trinity Business Alumni President, Mr. Pat Mullen, Manager Trinity Branch of Bank of Ireland and Sarah Ryan Careers Advisory Service, Trinity College.

The finalists reflected the variety of students studying business at Trinity College including Peter Harper, a social entrepreneur and Chairperson of the Voluntary Tuition Programme, a partnership between Trinity students and local representatives in Pearse Street/Ringsend providing a ‘grinds-like’ service for inner-city students and Oisin Hanrahan, an entrepreneur, who founded and manages a property development firm, renovating city centre  properties in Budapest .