Celebratory Lunch marking 50 years of the MBA at UCD

A celebratory lunch was held this Wednesday February 26th to mark the beginning of the the 50th anniversary of the Smurfit MBA which had its first intake in 1964.  This will be the first of a number of events to mark this significant milestone for the MBA Programme, the Smurfit School and UCD.

In attendance were a select group of 60 current MBA and EMBA students, MBA Alumni drawn from many years of the the programme and staff representing Smurfit and the wider university.  We were very proud and happy to have among our Alumni members of that first class 1964-1966 Gerry Curley, Noel Donnellon, Brian Gregory, Enda Hession, John Neiland, Joseph O’Loughlin,  Patrick Spain and Thomas Toner.

Addresses were made by Dean Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh and our special guest Ruairi Quinn, Minister for Education & Skills.