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ULAA Milestones...

1972 NIHE established

1973 NCPE established

1974 First 40 students complete their studies at NCPE

1975 NCPE changes its name to Thomond College of Education

1976 First 86 students complete their studies at NIHE

1987 ULAA established

1989 Status of University granted to NIHE on 12 January

1991 Thomond College integrated into UL

1993 Graduate population reaches 10,000

1996 Affinity (Visa) Card launched for alumni and faculty/staff

1997 London Alumni Chapter established

1997 First Graduate Governors elected to UL's Governing Body following new legislation

1997 1st issue of Alumni News (later Alumni Times)

1998 ‘Cois Laoi' Cork Alumni Chapter established

1998 New York Alumni Chapter established

1999 ULAA membership fee abolished

1999 Boston Alumni Chapter established

1999 ULAA moves to offices in new Student Centre

1999 Graduate population reaches 20,000

1999 Dublin Alumni Chapter established

2000 Galway Alumni Chapter established

2000 East Asia Alumni Chapter established

2001 Limerick Alumni Chapter established

2001 Europe Alumni Chapter established

2001 Silicon Valley Alumni Chapter established

2002 Graduate population reaches 30,000

2002 First Alumni Circle Scholarships awarded

2003 Graduate population reaches 40,000

2006 Company re-registered as University of Limerick Alumni Association Ltd.

2006 ULAA's 5-Year Strategic Plan published

2006 Launch of UniversaL, Ireland's first online graduate community

2006 Launch of Annual Bank of Ireland UL Alumni Awards

2006 Launch of new alumni website ulaa.ul.ie

2006 Launch of Alumni 360° advocacy programme

2006 14th issue of newsletter Alumni Times is published and posted to 35,332 graduates

2006 Addition of NCPE/TCE graduate records to ULAA database

2007 First College-wide Reunion for Graduates of former Thomond College (incl. NCPE)

2007 Class Reunions held for NIHE/UL graduates of 10, 20 and 25 years before

2007 ULAA launches ‘The Collection', a new range of official UL merchandise

2008 57th issue of web publication alumni@UL emailed to 10,690 graduates in February

2008 UniversaL membership reaches 4,500 in February

2008 60th issue of web publication alumni@UL emailed to 10,900 graduates in August

2008 2,456 members of the Class of ‘08 graduate during Autumn Conferring Week

2008 Campus-wide UL Alumni Reunion Day is hosted by ULAA; event is open to graduates

of 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003.

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