Issue 7
Monday, 22 May 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Thousands will graduate at CDU’s mid-year ceremonies
Thousands will graduate at CDU’s mid-year ceremonies

New graduates to celebrate

By Leanne Miles

Almost 2400 graduands will mark a major milestone when they graduate during Charles Darwin University’s mid-year program of graduation ceremonies.

The Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training students will celebrate the culmination of their studies at one of several ceremonies to be held in Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide in May and June.

In Darwin, prominent researcher Professor Ross Bailie will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters for his contribution to the Northern Territory through his work with the Menzies School of Health Research.

The 31 May morning ceremony at the Darwin Convention Centre will recognise graduands from the Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts: School of Business, School of Creative Arts and Humanities and School of Law along with the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education. Tracey Hayes CEO of the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association will deliver the Occasional Address.

NT News Editor Matthew Williams will deliver the Occasional Address at the 31 May afternoon ceremony that will recognise graduands from the Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts: School of Education, and the Faculty of Vocational Education and Training: School of Service Industries.

The 1 June morning ceremony in Darwin will include the Faculty of Engineering: Health, Science and the Environment: School of Health, along with graduates from Menzies School of Health Research and the Faculty of Vocational Education and Training: School of Primary Industries. Katherine Winchester, the CEO of the NT Seafood Council, will deliver the Occasional Address. 

The Honorary Filipino Consul in Darwin, John Rivas AM, will deliver the Occasional Address at the second ceremony on 1 June, which will recognise the academic achievements of students from the Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment: School of Engineering and Information Technology, School of Environment, School of Psychological and Clinical Sciences, and the Faculty of Vocational Education and Training: Community and Children’s Services and School of Trades.

Almost 2400 graduands will graduate at the mid-year ceremonies, including 11 PhDs and one Doctor of Public Health.

Dr Pat Miller will deliver the Occasional Address at the Alice Springs ceremony, which will be held at 7pm Tuesday 13 June at the Alice Springs Convention Centre. Well-known arts and education advocate Paula Nagel will deliver the Occasional Address at the Adelaide ceremony to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre at 7pm on Thursday 15 June.

For more information visit W: cdu.edu.au/graduation