Launch of UCD Alumni Chapter in France
In the presence of H.E. Patricia O' Brien, Ambassador of Ireland to France, Prof Michael Brophy, Head of UCD French and Francophone Studies, helped launch the UCD Alumni Chapter in France at the Embassy of Ireland in Paris on Thursday 30 November 2017. Prof Brophy addressed some 140 attendees from a wide range of UCD disciplines. There are currently an estimated 1,500 alumni in France and the Chapter, in conjunction with UCD Alumni Relations, aims to build up a solid and vibrant network serving all of its members who contribute in diverse ways to French and wider continental society and culture.
Front, from left to right: Maurice Stack (Chapter Rep), Ciaran Mac Guill (Chapter Rep), H.E. Patricia O' Brien, Desmond Mc Getrick (Chapter Rep)
Back, from left to right: Avril Donohue (UCD Alumni Relations), Cormac Ryan (Chapter Rep), Prof Michael Brophy (UCD French and Francophone Studies)
Prof Michael Brophy addressing attendees in the presence of H.E. Patricia O' Brien
Michael Brophy with Chantal Barry and Gearóid Cronin, both graduates of French
From left to right: Babak Habibnia (UCD School of Computer Science), Pavel Gladyshev (UCD School of Computer Science), Michael Brophy (UCD French and Francophone Studies) and Michael Moran (Attaché de police, Embassy of Ireland in Paris)
Current Erasmus students of French at the Sorbonne University, Rianne Byrne and Chloe Coyle