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McKesson Women in IT Scholarship

McKesson Women in IT Scholarship

01 May, 2018

CIT Department of Computer Science is delighted to announce the first recipients of the recently announced McKesson - Women in IT Scholarship scheme.

The recipients are:

• Emma Brennan, First Year BSc (Hons) Software Development

• Ciara Haynes, Second Year, BSc (Hons) Software Development

• Sinead Hegarty, Third Year, BSc (Hons) Software Development

McKesson who is ranked number 5 on the Fortune 500 list of companies is based in the Airport Business Park in Cork. The recipients, Emma, Ciara and Sinead, made presentations to Kathy McElligott, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of McKesson Corporation. According to Forbes, Kathy holds the largest healthcare technology job in the world, but this didn’t faze the students who each made excellent presentations.

The scholarship, valued at €3000 per year, is awarded to the Leaving Certificate student with the highest CAO points entering a programme in the Department of Computer Science. The scholarship is paid to the recipient for each year of her undergraduate degree programme. After the announcement in January, McKesson decided to extend the scholarship scheme to existing 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students and as a result, we will have four McKesson scholars by next September.

Pictured at the McKesson Women in IT presentation are Kathy McElligott, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of McKesson Corporation, Rory Lankford, Vice President and General Manager of McKesson Cork, Colm Desmond, Director of IT at McKesson Cork and Tim Horgan Head of CIT Department of Computing. The recipients of the McKesson Scholarships are (L-R), Ciara Hynes, 2nd Year, BSc (Hons) Software Development, Emma Brennan, 1st Year, BSc (Hons) Software Development and Sinead Hegarty, 3rd Year, BSc (Hons) Software Development.

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