Posted by: gillroe | September 30, 2010

Tánaiste (Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister) showcases Irish Higher Education at NACAC, St Louis

Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister, Tánaiste Mary Coughlan is in St Louis today where NACAC’s 66th Annual conference and exhibition is taking place.

NACAC, the (American) National Association for College Admission Counseling is a representative organisation with some 8,000 members from around the United States. These key influencers come together each year in a different North American city to debate issues around college counselling and to attend the international exhibtion.

All seven Irish universities and four other colleges (see full list below) are exhibting at NACAC under Education Ireland this year.  Ms Coughlan will be reviewing the Education Ireland booth this afternoon and meeting with the NACAC President and senior staff.

Ms Coughlan will also host a lunch with the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) which will be attended by the NSHSS President Claes Nobel of the Swedish Nobel family and senior officials.  This will be followed by a number of other official engagements.

Guests at a Breakfast event hosted by Tánaiste Mary Coughlan in Chicago yesterday for college counsellors and key educators.

Kelly Tousignant, UCC Alum speaking about her time studying in Ireland at yesterday’s breakfast event in Chicago

Colleges participating at NACAC under Education Ireland:

Dublin City Univeristy

NUI Maynooth

NUI Galway

Trinity College Dublin

University College Cork

University College Dublin

Institute of Technology, Sligo

Waterford Institute of Technology

National College of Ireland

Griffith College Dublin


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