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BELFAST ACCOUNTANT IS QUEEN’S ALUMNI VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

2 November 2018

Chartered Accountant Eoin McMullan ACA, BSc Accounting (2013), has been announced as Queen’s Alumni Volunteer of the Year.

Eoin, who is currently Honorary Treasurer of Queen's Graduates’ Association (QGA), is also Chair of Convocation, a Queen’s Senate committee member and a volunteer at the annual SWOT Fashion Show. In addition to committing time to his University, he also volunteers for cancer charity, Marie Curie and is Treasurer for Glenravel Festival.

Working at Hill Vellacott in Belfast, Eoin is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland. He will be presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award at the annual ‘black tie’ Charter Day Dinner on Friday, 23 November in Riddel Hall at Queen’s.

Ian Moore, Head of Alumni Relations, singled Eoin out for the breadth of his volunteering, for his dedication to life at Queen’s and for the role he has played in seeking to attract younger members to the QGA.   

“Eoin has been an active and enthusiastic volunteer at Queen’s for a number of years. His stellar contribution to the production of the SWOT Fashion Show – the annual medical student fundraiser – is legendary. 

“He has also been a hugely loyal member of the Queen’s Graduates’ Association and is pivotal to the QGA’s success in attracting younger alumni into membership.

“Eoin is one of a growing number of younger graduates who are getting actively involved in their alma mater. It is encouraging to note that recent alumni are so willing to continue their relationship with the University upon graduation.

“I look forward to sharing more details of this year’s winner at the Charter Day Dinner in November, when we will also celebrate the 2018 First Trust Bank Queen’s Graduate of the Year.”  

Speaking to The Graduate magazine, Eoin said: “My experience at Queen’s was special. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the opportunities I was offered as a student. Queen’s is part of me and I still have strong emotional ties to this institution.

“I know the benefits that Queen’s gave me, and I see what the University offers today, so giving back comes naturally and I enjoy it.

“As a volunteer, I continue to value the connection with my University and I am inspired by the volunteers I work alongside and now call ‘friends’. We are all very different people but we share common values and common experiences as Queen’s alumni.”

Graduate volunteers support the University in many ways including running alumni events and reunions, serving on committees such as Senate and Convocation and through mentoring final students on their future career options.

Not only does volunteering add real value to the priorities of the University but it is rewarding on so many levels and can prove beneficial to individual careers. 

To find out more about the activities available through volunteering at Queen’s visit http://daro.qub.ac.uk/volunteer or contact the University’s Alumni Relations Manager, Natasha Sharma on +44 (0)28 9097 3135.

General enquiries about this news story to Gerry Power, Communications Officer, Development and Alumni Relations Office – tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5321.

 

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