Tralee Credit Union Continues To Support Academic Excellence At IT, Tralee

Tralee Credit Union Continues To Support Academic Excellence Ann Campbell has been honoured as the recipient of the 2008 Tralee Credit Union Ltd. Scholarship, a scholarship for students on the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care.

Ann was selected as the second recipient of the Tralee Credit Union Ltd. Scholarship based on her academic achievements, commitment and performance in workplace practice placement.

Commenting at the presentation, Pat McGarty, Head of Department, Humanities and Social Studies said "We value the support of Tralee Credit Union, and Ann is a worthy recipient. It should be noted that the scholarship is not only based on her academic achievement but also on her performance on her workplace practice placement. The course team place much emphasis on how each student applies lecture based theory to its application in the social care environment".

Youth Officer with Tralee Credit Union, Gráinne Foley said that they were delighted to be associated with the Social Studies scholarship. â¿¿It is a profession very much in keeping with the operating principles of the credit union movement which are founded in the philosophy of co operation and its central values of equality, equity and mutual self help. At the heart of these principles is the concept of human development with people working together to achieve a better life for themselves and their community. Ann is a very worthy student and deserves full recognition for her achievements and commitment to date; we wish her well in her studies⿝.

Ann Campbell is a third year student of the B.A. in Social Studies degree programme. Ann returned to college as a mature student, and is the mother of two daughters aged 22 and 18. Ann is from Ballinorig, Tralee and is a past pupil of Presentation National and Secondary schools Tralee. She completed her second year practice placement in the Springboard Project Tralee, and is just after completing her third year placement in National Learning Network, Tralee. She returns to college in January 2009 to complete degree.