Denis P. Ryan, Class of 1982 is currently working in Food & Beverage Distribution.

What words best describe your experience as a student of Shannon College?

Shannon College opened up the World to myself and my fellow classmates.

What college memory still makes you smile?

Our graduation in Bunratty Castle was very nice.

If you had to re-live your time in Shannon College, would you do anything differently?

I’d study a bit more, maybe.

What advice would you give to your 20 year old self?

Enjoy the ride , 30 years will pass like a flash!

In your life, what achievement are you most proud of?

Owning my own business for 35 years.

What qualities do you think are most important to have for a rewarding career?

Perseverance trumps everything. When there’s nothing left in the tank, keep on going.

What has been the biggest challenge you have faced during Covid-19?

Not to quit!!

Do you have words of wisdom that you try to live by?

Develop a trust in your judgement. You are right!!

What advice do you have for current SCHM students who are looking for inspiration and hope?

You might not know it yet but you are the cream of the crop, tomorrow’s leaders. When your turn comes to lead just be ready!!

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