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Melissa Wong presented with Denise O'Dea Perpetual Trophy

Melissa Wong presented with Denise O'Dea Perpetual Trophy

Published on: Monday, 30 April 2018

Melissa Wong has been presented with the Denise O'Dea Perpetual Trophy for achieving highest marks in first year chemical engineering in 2016-17.  Melissa  is from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, where she attended Methodist College Kuala Lumpur. In CIT, she is a member of the chemical engineering, international student and dance societies. Her uncle, who works in a refinery company, is the biggest influence in her life to become a chemical engineer.

The Denise O’Dea Perpetual Trophy commemorates one of our students who died suddenly after a very short illness, immediately prior to her graduation. The Trophy was created by Donnacha Cahill, an artist living in Athenry, Co. Galway, and is based on a photograph of Denise working in the chemical engineering laboratory.

Dr. Barry O'Connor, CIT President, Melissa Wong, Dr. Michael J. O'Mahony, Head Dept of Process, Energy & Transport Engineering