Vice-Chancellor Staff Awards announced

Published: Wednesday 3rd December 2014

During my recent campus talks I presented the 2014 Vice-Chancellor Staff Awards to a group of extremely impressive individuals.


The awards are presented to staff members who, in addition to performing their normal job duties with excellence, also demonstrate exceptional initiative in contributing to the ACU community.


The members of the ACU Executive Planning Group are invited to submit recommendations, and I then select the recipients based on these recommendations. 


The recipients for 2014 are as follows:


Mrs Shae Cubillo, Manager, Indigenous Employment, Brisbane Campus

For building strong working relationships with the Indigenous staff at ACU, and local Indigenous community elders. Shae has also provided genuine support to Indigenous staff within a structured framework that facilitates their empowerment and professional development.


Ms Colleen Malone, External Relations Coordinator ACT/NSW, Strathfield Campus

For working to strengthen and build ACU’s existing external relations as well as finding new opportunities for the University to engage with Catholic and other external partnerships. Colleen has also been the driving force in ongoing work with the Sisters of St Joseph, PALMS, Caritas, and in the Strathfield Social Club.


Ms Maria Scaffidi, Executive Assistant to Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Melbourne Campus

For demonstrating exceptional initiative and proficiency in welcoming, orientating, assimilating and providing a high level of service to new Faculty of Health Sciences members during the recent faculty realignment and research intensification.


Professor Morag McArthur, Director, Institute of Child Protection Studies, Canberra Campus

For demonstrating consistent leadership and academic and professional excellence that has helped create an internationally respected research institute conducting groundbreaking work. Professor McArthur has also undertaken the serious task of growing the next generation of scholars and ensuring a bright future for this kind of research at ACU.


Mr Greg Sizeland, Property Officer, Ballarat Campus

For demonstrating exceptional proficiency and quality in his workmanship, and for promoting harmony in the workplace. Greg is also responsible for creating a commemorative sculpture celebrating 25 years of nursing at the Ballarat Campus.


Ms Alicia D. Moore, Events Coordinator, NSW, North Sydney Campus

For consistently delivering professional and exceptionally organised events to the University’s internal and external stakeholders. Alicia stepped in as Acting National Manager, Events, at short notice and successfully led and managed a team while coordinating many high profile events.



I know you will all join me in congratulating our colleagues for their outstanding efforts.


Professor Greg Craven