A Donegal teaching graduate had double cause of celebration after graduating and topping her class.
Primary Education graduate, Siobhán O’ Donnell from Loughanure achieved the double at the annual Hibernia College conferring ceremony which was held at Dublin’s Convention Centre recently.
Síobhan is the daughter of Danny & Máire O’Donnell.
She was accompanied to the ceremony by her delighted and proud mum Maire.
In addition to receiving her Masters qualification, the young Letterkenny woman was honoured with the Religious Education Award – presented by the College to the student from each cohort who achieves the highest grade in religious education on the Primary programme.
A teacher at Scoil Mhuire B&C Doire Beaga, Siobhán was one of 920 graduates from all 26 counties to graduate with Primary or Post-Primary teaching qualifications from Hibernia College in what was their largest graduation cohort to date.
Congratulating her and other graduates, who she described as ‘being in a unique position to shape the future of every one of their students, Dr Mary Kelly, Academic Dean at Hibernia College, said all in attendance “will make a vital and valuable contribution to their chosen profession at a time when our country is so short of teachers”.