Alltech President Awarded UCD Medal
In recognition of Dr. Pearse Lyons' outstanding contribution to science and
industry, Alltech's president and founder has been awarded the University
College Dublin (UCD), Ireland, Foundation Day Medal.
Past recipients of this prestigious award include: former President of
Ireland, Dr. Patrick Hillary; Irish author, Maeve Binchy; and former EU
Commissioner and Attorney General to the Irish Government, Sir. Peter
"Pearse Lyons is a scientist, innovator and entrepreneur
who, long before the term became fashionable, was engaged in forging the
knowledge economy. All of the characteristics of the knowledge economy, notably,
a commitment to research and development, a commitment to university-industry
links, and a commitment to employee training and development are found in his
company, Alltech", said UCD President, Dr. Hugh Brady.
"I am honoured to accept this prestigious award from a
university that I admire and respect. Since graduating in biochemistry from UCD,
I have continued to work closely with the university through Alltech and our
numerous collaborative initiatives such as the Mini MBA, the Alltech Masters
Programme and student internship programmes. I applaud UCD's outstanding
academics who nurtured my passion for science and are continuing to inspire
young minds today", said Dr. Lyons.
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