Donor Stories

Equal Opportunities in Solar Power: Elgin Energy and DCU’s Access to the Workplace Programme

Kathryn Whyte is the Culture and Communications Business Partner at Elgin Energy, a leader in the field of solar energy. In this piece, Kathryn explains why Elgin Energy is proud to support DCU’s Access to the Workplace Programme. What inspired Elgin Energy to take part in the Access to the Workplace Programme? Solar in Ireland...
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Susan and Harry Hartford – Supporting DCU’s First Access PhD Scholarship

This year saw the creation of DCU’s first Access PhD Scholarship, thanks to support from Susan and Harry Hartford. Originally from north county Dublin, Harry Hartford now lives in Los Angeles, where he is the President and Head of Fundamental Research at Causeway Capital, an investment management firm which he co-founded in June 2001. In...
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AIB – Supporting Irish Family Businesses

Jim O’Keefe is Managing Director of Retail Banking at AIB, a longstanding partner in our mission to transform lives and societies. In this piece, Jim explains why AIB is proud to support DCU’s National Centre for Family Business. Tell us about AIB’s partnership with DCU. AIB is a longstanding partner of DCU’s National Centre for...
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Niall Whelan – Promoting Opportunities for All

Niall Whelan is a DCU alumnus and Principle Business Intelligence Analyst at Intapp. In this piece, he looks back on his time at DCU and shares why he’s proud to support the DCU Access Programme. Tell us a bit about your connection to DCU. I studied my Master’s in Electronic Engineering part-time at DCU, between...
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Aircastle – Bridging Communities with the DCU University of Sanctuary Programme

Sarah Clarkin is Executive Vice President, Legal and a director of Aircastle (Ireland) Limited. In this piece, she explains what has inspired the leading aviation company to support the DCU University of Sanctuary programme since 2018. Can you tell us a bit about Aircastle’s connection with DCU? We reached out to Dublin City University in 2018...
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Eleanor Meritt

Eleanor Meritt – Looking to the Future

Eleanor Meritt is a Senior Vice President at Oracle in Silicon Valley. She completed her undergraduate degree in Computer Applications at DCU in 1990 and began working with Oracle as a Software Developer in the same year. In 2021, America’s National Diversity Council recognised Eleanor as one of America’s Most Powerful Women in Technology. She shares...
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Ross Munnelly – Giving Back to the DCU Community

Ross Munnelly is Director of Alumni Relations at DCU. In this piece, he describes what the university means to him and over 90,000 alumni around the world. He also discusses the importance of giving alumni opportunities to stay involved with their alma mater, and why he decided to start supporting scholarships at DCU in a...
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Oracle- Supporting Our Local Community Through the DCU Access Programme

Maria Smith is Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Controller with Oracle and a DCU Accounting and Finance graduate. In this piece, she explains what has inspired the leading technology company to support the DCU Access Programme since 2017. Oracle have supported the DCU Access Programme since 2017. Could you tell us why you chose to...
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Opening Doors – brings Access Support Full Circle

Karena Flynn Thai graduated from DCU in 2009 and now works for as their Sales Account Director. In this piece, she talks about the company’s support for DCU and how this has helped to develop the company’s inclusive atmosphere. She aims to give support and to champion young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to become...
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Alltech – Supporting Education for All

Dr. Richard Murphy is the Research Director at the Alltech European Bioscience Centre in Dunboyne. In this role, he maintains strong links with numerous universities and research institutions and has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Science and Health Studies at Dublin City University. In this piece, Richard tells us why...
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