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GMIT holds remembrance event for deceased students and staff

Public Invited to Special 40th Anniversary Service (Friday 7 December, 10.15am)

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

As part of GMIT’s 40th anniversary celebrations this academic year, the Institute is holding a special inter-faith service on Friday 7 December, 10.15am, in the main Galway campus, to remember students and staff who have passed away since the college opened in 1972.

Members of the public are invited to attend the service which takes place in Theatre 1000 on campus. A formal tree planting ceremony will take place immediately afterwards in an area adjacent to the campus’ southern entrance.

Several hundred people including students, current and retired staff are expected to attend the inter-faith event which will include readings, prayer and song. Refreshments will be served after the tree planting ceremony in the Cafe Foyer area outside the main library on campus.

GMIT was established as the Regional Technical College, Galway in 1972 when it had 1,213 students studying national certificate, diploma and apprentice, trades and craft ‘block’ courses. Today, GMIT has some 8,000 full and part-time registered students on degree and post graduate programmes in Business, Science & Computing, Nursing, Engineering, Tourism & Arts, and Furniture Design & Technology.

Fr Tom Plower, GMIT Chaplain, says the event is an opportunity for the RTC/GMIT community to gather together to remember loved ones, friends, colleagues and family members who were part of GMIT’s history.

Guests are advised that limited car parking is available on campus. Please ensure that you park in designated pay & display spaces on campus (northern entrance) or the visitor’s car park (southern entrance).