DIT College of Business Graduation
7 December 2016
Congratulations to our 2016 Graduates.
Saturday, 19th November saw over 1,300 graduates of the College of Business receive their parchments in the beautiful surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral. Over the course of four ceremonies throughout the day, graduates celebrated their achievements with family and friends.
On the day two significant champions of Irish business success were conferred with Honorary Doctorates in recognition of their outstanding achievements in Ireland and internationally.
Ms Breege O’Donoghue, who is synonymous with the growth of Primark in Europe and more recently the USA, and Ms Louise Phelan, Vice President of PayPal who has spear-headed the growth of that company’s presence in Ireland, were both conferred with the honour by President of DIT, Professor Brian Norton.
Dr. Breege O’Donoghue and Dr. Louise Phelan sign the DIT Roll of Honour at their conferring in St. Patrick’s Cathedral with the award of Doctor of Philosophy, honoris causa
Referring to their stellar business careers, Professor Norton said ‘They are both formidable business leaders. Breege O’Donoghue has been instrumental in growing the Penneys Primark business empire from a national success to a powerful international brand; and Louise Phelan has steered a multi-national company to expand its base and deepen its roots in Ireland, creating significant employment while building the success of the business. They are flagbearers for our graduates here today who are starting out on their own careers”