Lindsay Emeriau, our Australia Awards scholarship awardee graduating from Master of Business Administration at ACU this July, was the first student to get on stage to collect his graduation certificate with a big smile at the Australia Awards Welcome and Farewell Celebration in NSW on 26th June 2017.
Lindsay, from New Caledonia, is one of the hundreds of Australia Awards scholars in NSW who attended the biannual event at the State Parliament House in Sydney. He was accompanied by Ms Diana Stevens, Associate Director, International Admissions and Student Relations and Ms Carmen Law, Senior Compliance Coordinator from ACU International.
The event was well attended by Australia Awards scholarship awardees from all over NSW who either are graduating from their university studies or have just arrived to begin their Australian journey.
Lindsay studied at ACU for the Bachelor of Business Administration in 2014 as an international student. He then came back to Australia to pursue a Master of Business Administration as an Australia Awards Scholarship Awardee in 2015.
He chose to return to ACU because of his great experience here as an undergraduate, and was attracted to the unique MBA program offered by ACU.
“We are very proud of Lindsay’s achievements at ACU and know that he will share the knowledge, experience and values he learnt at ACU and in Australia with the New Caledonian community, both as an Australia Awards scholar and an ACU alumnus” said Ms Diana Stevens, Associate Director of International Admissions and Student Relations.
ACU’s Professor Wayne McKenna, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) was one of the key speakers at the event, inspiring the fresh graduates and newly arrived awardees to grasp every opportunity to participate actively in their class, institution and in the community, and to build a global network of friends.
Australia Awards Scholarships, funded by the Australian Aid Program, provide opportunities for people from selected developing countries to gain knowledge and skills to assist in the development of their home country.
Australia Awards Scholarships are available for study in Australia and for citizens of eligible countries. ACU is a participating university and currently hosts Australia Awards scholars in the NSW, Brisbane and Melbourne campus.