ACU Melbourne scholarships and awards ceremony

Published: Friday 5th August 2016

On the evening of Thursday, 12 May the St Patrick’s campus was host to the ACU Melbourne scholarships and awards ceremony. Professor Therese Joiner, the Executive Dean of Law and Business, did a great job of MC’ing for the evening, stepping in for Associate Vice-Chancellor, Dr John Ballard, who was unfortunately called away for the evening. The ceremony recognised the many achievements of the student base and the important contribution of the local organisations and people who support the University. The awards recognised an array of accomplishments, including academic excellence, community engagement and contribution, and professional values and excellence. ACU was privileged to have representatives from:

  • Aspen Medical
  • Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) Victoria
  • Australian Literacy Educators' Association (Victoria)
  • The Callinan family
  • The Gill Family
  • The Witts family
  • The Ralph family
  • CleftPals Victoria
  • CPA Australia (Victoria)
  • Graduate Management Association of Australia
  • Salesians of Don Bosco
  • Australian Association of The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta
  • Paramedics Australasia
  • St Vincent’s Private Hospital
  • Victoria Teachers Mutual Bank

The event was a full house, with many family and friends there to support the deserving award recipients. The student vote of thanks, given by the Gill Family Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Bursary recipient, Kalina Brown, told a compelling story and showed the calibre of the award recipients, with Kalina describing how she was motivated to work in the health field after seeing the impacts on health in the Aboriginal community first-hand and how she planned to use the money she received from the bursary to help facilitate this.

To view photos from all of the ceremonies, please click here.