Evan Gorrell from Donegal has received the John Hayden Memorial Award becoming the first student of Mary Immaculate College, St. Patrick’s Campus in Thurles to receive the prestigious award.
Earlier this year, Gorrell also became the first student from his campus to receive the MISU & MIC Foundation Award for Excellence Award. He was also nominated for ‘Volunteer of the Year’ at the Annual Cycle Against Suicide Ball.
The award is in memory of the late John Loftus Hayden, who the Chief Executive Officer of the HEA from 1983-2003. Following his retirement in 2003, he became a Governor of Mary Immaculate College in 2004 and served on An Údarás Rialaithe until 2013, during which time he made a very valuable contribution to the development of the College.
John was appointed to the MIC Board of Trustees in September 2013 before passing away in June 2015.