The World… on Water!

The Fulbright Ireland crew had a lovely day on the MS The World, as the outgoing students and scholars for 2013-14 were officially announced.  There are 37 Irish Fulbright awardees in all this year, and they join the ranks of 1600 other Irish Fulbrights who have gone to the US since 1947.

Events were held on a very impressive cruise ship where people actually live… it operates like a very high-end condo. The ship is called “The World” and we were lucky enough to get tours from the staff.

We were guests of  ship residents Jack and Monica Pinkowski, who are Florida residents.

Jack was a Fulbright to Dublin City Council in 2008-9, and the couple continues to support the Fulbright program today.

12:00 – 12:45 pm

Guests Arrive and Ship Tours

Gangway

12:30/12:45 – 1:30 pm

Light lunch / drinks with traditional Irish musicians performing

Tea Room/ Garden

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Remarks / Presentation of Awardees

The Colosseo

§  World Representative and Fulbright Alumna, Dr. Jack Pinkowski

§  Fulbright Commission Chair, Mr. Patrick McDermott

§  Chargé d’ Affaires, U.S. Embassy, Mr. John Hennessy-Niland

§  Fulbright Commission Executive Director, Ms. Colleen Dube

§  Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn

2:30 pm

End of Event