Sunday, 6 December 2015

CITI students conferred with MTh
degrees at TCD commencements

Graduating students and staff members of CITI on chapel steps of Trinity College Dublin after the Autumn Commencements and the conferring of 14 MTh degrees (Photograph: Martin O’Kelly)

Fourteen students from the Church of Ireland Theological Institute have been conferred with MTh (Master in Theology) degrees at the Autumn Commencements in Trinity College Dublin.

At the formal ceremony in Examination Hall (Public Theatre), the Pro-Chancellor of the University of Dublin, Professor Edward McParland, conferred the degrees on the 14 graduate students.

The 14 students to receive their degrees are: the Revd Julie Bell, the Revd Philip Benson, the Revd David Bowles, the Revd Alan Breen, the Revd Olivia Downey, the Revd Catherine Hallissey, the Revd Trevor Holmes, the Revd Samuel Johnston, the Revd Cameron Jones, the Revd David Martin, the Revd Ruth O’Kelly, the Revd Robert Robinson, the Revd Catherine Simpson and the Revd Abigail Sines.

The students were accompanied by the four academic staff members of CITI, who took part in the academic procession from the theatre to Front Square: the Revd Canon Dr Maurice Elliott, the Revd Canon Patrick Comerford, Dr Katie Heffelfinger, and the Revd Dr Patrick McGlinchey.

The conferring ceremony was followed by a reception in the Dining Hall attended by the graduates, CITI staff, family members and friends.

The Director of CITI, the Revd Canon Professor Maurice Elliott (centre) with the Pro-Chancellor of the University of Dublin, Professor Edward McParland, and the Registrar, Professor Shane Allwright (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

This half-page news report and these photographs were published in the December 2015 edition of the ‘Church Review’ (Dublin and Glendalough), p. 15.

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