On the first of April, 2022 GMIT amalgamated with IT Sligo and Letterfrack IT to become the Atlantic Technological University (ATU). Making GMIT Letterfrack now ATU Connemara, the most westerly university campus in Europe.
To mark the final ever awards as GMIT; Honorary Fellowships were conferred on five outstanding individuals marking their vast contribution to and success in business, education, public service and sport and one of those recipients was Dr Gay Corr, former principal of RTC Galway.
Dr Gay Corr was appointed the first Principal of Regional Technical College Galway (RTCG) on 1 April 1972.
Under his leadership, RTCG established links and partnerships with various organisations including Connemara West PLC in 1987 which resulted in the establishment of the Letterfrack campus. Dr Corr will be remember in Letterfrack for the great support and interest he had in the development of The Furniture College/GMIT Letterfrack and it’s continued success throughout the last 35 years.
Conferred the awards, Dr Orla Flynn, President of GMIT, (and first President of ATU) said : “… After a decade of conferring these awards, these will be our final recipients, as GMIT will shortly become Atlantic Technological University. It is especially pleasing to see this recognition for Dr Gay Corr, who was the first Principal of Galway RTC fifty years ago.”
Pictured with Dr Gay Corr at the 25th anniversary of Connemara West were Peter Veldon, RIP, Company Secretary and Joe O’Toole, Chairman.