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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Colleagues,<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Courier New"><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"'>Our esteemed colleague and
friend Bridie Barncile recently retired after 22 years of service, initially to
Thomond College of Education and since 1991 to the Department of Education
&amp; Professional Studies here at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Limerick</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>.&nbsp;
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style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Courier New"><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"'>Bridie played a significant
part in the development of numerous undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
helping to <font color=navy><span style='color:navy'>make </span></font><font
color=black><span style='color:black'>a student-centred focus and a positive
classroom climate an important characteristic of our work.&nbsp; She also
worked closely with colleagues in the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Kemmy</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Business</st1:PlaceName>
 <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">School</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> to support
postgraduate research there.</span></font><font color=navy><span
style='color:navy'>&nbsp; </span></font>To mark the occasion of Bridie's
retirement a presentation will be made to her on Wednesday 9<sup>th</sup>
December at 4.00 p.m. in the East Room Plassey House. &nbsp;&nbsp;If you would
like to contribute to Bridie&#8217;s presentation you may do so to the
following people:<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Courier New"><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"'>Mary Cahill&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">PESS</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Building</st1:PlaceType></st1:place><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Courier New"><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"'>Rose
Costello&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; `&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Schrodinger<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Courier New"><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"'>Grainee
O&#8217;Connell&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Kemmy</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Business</st1:PlaceName>
 <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">School</st1:PlaceType></st1:place><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Courier New"><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"'>Maureen
Kendall&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Main</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Building</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

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