More than 164 students graduated from Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) Ballarat campus on Saturday, 8 April at Her Majesty’s Theatre Ballarat.
Students graduated from Bachelor courses in the Faculty of Education and Arts and the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Director of Catholic Education Ballarat Audrey Brown delivered the occasional address to graduands and their families and friends.
Ballarat Campus Dean Associate Professor Joe Fleming said that it was a great privilege to have Ms Brown formally address the graduands as they prepared for careers in education, arts and health.
“You see students gathered together and you can imagine their back story, the struggles, the trials and tribulations of juggling, family or work, it's very inspiring,” Associate Professor Fleming said.
“The ceremony plays an important role in celebrating the hard work and achievements of so many of students with the people who matter to them most.
“It is both humbling and exciting to have played a small part in each student’s journey to their chosen profession.
“ACU has been training students from Ballarat and the surrounding region for more than a quarter of a century and many of our graduates remain in the area where they continue to work and give back to the community.
“We urge all our graduates to never stop learning and to find where they can make the biggest impact and be brave in working to achieve it”.