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Campion wraps up academic year with last ‘Réveillon’ in dining hall

30 Nov 2022

It was both a joyous and a somewhat sad affair as Campion students and staff celebrated their final Réveillon’ dinner in the dining hall.

From next year, the annual Christmas feast marking the end of the academic year at Campion will be held in the new ‘Grand Dining Hall’ in the Academic Centre, which will be able to fit a much larger group of people.

The current dining hall was fit to bursting as seating was stretched to its limit, while everyone enjoyed a sumptuous meal prepared by college chef Mohammad, including one of the most extravagant desserts ever seen at Campion.

Campion president Dr Paul Morrissey thanked everyone for their patience with the ongoing construction on campus, while contributing to make 2022 a wonderful year.

The third-year speech was delivered by Simeon Casey and Ruby Brown, who provided an array of hilarious, yet heartwarming anecdotes as they reflected back on their time at Campion.

The new Campion College Student Association was also announced, with Julian Vieira (currently on exchange) named the new president, alongside Daniel McDonald as secretary and Anita Kent as treasurer.

Outgoing CCSA president Genevieve Colman thanked her secretary John Griffin and treasurer Bede Funnell, while congratulating the new team, responsible for hosting student events on campus, including the annual Campion Ball.

Numerous awards were also handed out, including the following:

The Noreen Mavis Daley Poetry Prize was awarded to Dougal Sinclair.

The Fr Julian Carron Theology Prize was awarded to Gareth Cassidy.

The Ted O’Halloran Prize for Latin was awarded to Harold Bonnington.