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Lourdes University to launch “Full Bodied Degree” in Ireland

Posted Mar 7th, 2019 by Briana A. Peters  Category: Education, General News, Other, Toledo.com

 

SYLVANIA, OHIO – With the Full Bodied Degree Program, Lourdes University became the only higher education institution in the USA to offer a comprehensive bachelor’s degree focused on brewing, winemaking and spirits. Designed to meet workforce demands, the Bachelor of Science in Craft Beverages degree prepares budding microbrewers and vintners to master the art, science and business of this growing industry.

International Launch – March 8, 2019 at Portershed in County Galway, Ireland
The Lourdes Full Bodied Degree Program will have its international launch in Country Galway, Ireland, recently designated as the European Region of Gastronomy. The Topflight Beverage Event co-hosted by Connemara West, Galway, will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 4 p.m. at Portershed in Eyre Square, in the heart of Galway City’s innovation district.

Sean Kyne TD, Minister of State & Government Chief Whip, will officially launch the degree with guest speakers John and Sally McKenna.

Lourdes University Vice President of Academic Affairs Terry M. Keller will be on hand for the festivities along with Kevin Heanue, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Connemara West plc and Economist with Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority. Dr. Heanue served as the 2018 Lourdes University Commencement Speaker and was bestowed with an Honorary Doctoral Degree.

Individuals can participate in the Top Flight Beverage Event via livestream at www.facebook.com/GalwayGastronomy2018 courtesy of Galway European Region of Gastronomy.

As part of the Bachelor of Science in Craft Beverages curriculum, students can complete three internships at breweries and wineries including one in County Galway, Ireland. During the International Top Flight Event, owners and operators in the craft beverage industry in both US and Ireland will connect to encourage future international industry exchanges.

To learn more about the Full Bodied Degree, visit www.lourdes.edu/craftbeverages.

Galway, West of Ireland
In Galway and the West of Ireland, food is at the epicenter of daily life. Designated as the European Region of Gastronomy, it offers unparalleled natural beauty with a ripe land and rich marine life which feeds nearly ten times its population. The region also boasts a young, vibrant and culturally-diverse population. Galway and the West of Ireland produce enough food to feed 1.5+ million people and features 12,000 farms, 689 km of coastline, 52 islands and more than 350 restaurants.

Connemara West, plc
Connemara West, plc is one of Ireland’s longest established and most innovative local development non-profits. Based in Letterfrack in the heart of Connemara, County Galway, Ireland, the community development company was established in 1971 to promote a self-catering tourism project at Tullycross. The famed Renvyle Thatched Cottages are now an integral part of the Connemara community which includes Teach Ceoil in Tully, Conservation Letterfrack, GMIT Letterfrack, and Connemara Community Radio. Through Connemara West’s education-led development strategy, several U.S. colleges have participated in a study abroad program focused on opening the community as a high-impact learning destination. To date, several Lourdes University students have participated in the Ireland Study Abroad Program and have gained valuable knowledge and hands-on experience that has been beneficial to their careers.

Lourdes University
Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211.

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