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Graduation 2015


Graduates outside Whitla Hall for the Queen's Graduation Ceremony, Monday 6th July


Over two hundred and fifty St Mary’s students graduated from the Whitla Hall at Queen’s University on Monday, 6 July, with Honours degrees in Education and Liberal Arts.


Graduation 2015


Queen’s University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paddy Johnston, presided at the event and congratulated each student on their achievement.  The College Principal, Professor Peter Finn, presented the students to the Vice-Chancellor.


Honorary graduate at the ceremony, Dr Shaun Kelly


The honorary graduate at the ceremony was Dr Shaun Kelly who is originally from West Belfast where he attended Holy Child Primary School as well as Christian Brothers Grammar School. Dr Kelly is now based in New York as Vice-Chair of KPMG, leading a team of four thousand tax professionals.  Dr Kelly spoke of the need for the students to have confidence in their abilities and skills and he encouraged them to take up any international opportunities for study or work which may come their way.

On Tuesday, 7 July the “Irish News” covered the graduation ceremony with a selection of photos.


A selection of graduation photographs printed in the Irish News on Tuesday 7th July


The College Principal met up outside the Lanyon Building with College graduates who had specialised in Physical Education.


St Mary's Principal, Professor Peter Finn with some of the college's PE graduates.