LIT students are honoured by SAP

Anne Sheridan

Reporter:

Anne Sheridan

Janice O'Connell, LIT, student Deirdre O'Loughlin, Colum Cronin, SAP university sponsor, student Paula Slattery, Neil Higgins, LIT, and Paschal Meehan, head of faculty of ASET, LIT
TWO Limerick Institute of Technology students have won a prestigious award for their outstanding achievements.

TWO Limerick Institute of Technology students have won a prestigious award for their outstanding achievements.

Both final-year business computing students were described as showing “excellent initiative and determination”, and their efforts have been rewarded by SAP, the world’s leading supplier of business applications software

Paula Slattery received first prize, and Deirdre O’Loughlin won second prize, and both have been named as SAP student ambassadors.

SAP has been in Ireland since 1997 and now employs over 1600 people directly.

Colum Cronin, SAP university sponsor presented the awards to both students. “SAP are delighted to sponsor these student awards at LIT, recognising student excellence and highlighting our growing relationship with LIT,” he said.

“We view LIT as a centre of expertise for introducing students to SAP software, products and technologies, both locally in the midwest and throughout Ireland,” said Mr Cronin.

Nine graduates from LIT have accepted full-time positions with SAP Ireland since November 2013. LIT became a SAP University Alliance in 2013 and it is the only college in the region to embed SAP technology in its undergraduate programmes.