University to honour top Alice Springs students


Alice Springs Campus Administrator David Reilly ... 57 awards and four scholarships.

Charles Darwin University’s most exceptional Central Australian students will receive awards at the annual prize-giving and scholarships ceremony at Alice Springs campus this week.


Campus Administrator David Reilly said the ceremony would involve about 60 students from across the faculties and from both the vocational education and training sector and the higher education sector.


“This event is for students who have excelled in a particular program or unit of study, or who may have demonstrated exceptional personal effort in achieving their outcomes,” Mr Reilly said.


“We are delighted to be making 57 presentations and four scholarship presentations in what has been an encouraging first half of the academic year in Alice Springs.


“We are also thankful to the business houses, agencies and individuals for their generous sponsorship of various awards.”


Mr Reilly said the prize-giving ceremony would take place in the Desert Lantern Restaurant from 4.30pm this Thursday 13 June. It will precede the Graduation Ceremony, scheduled to take place at the Alice Springs Convention Centre from 7pm.


“Both are significant events at which staff and families are afforded an opportunity to celebrate significant milestones in a student’s learning journey,” he said.


“The prize-giving ceremony upholds a local tradition of acknowledging our high achievers, whereas the Graduation Ceremony will be a grand affair steeped in academic tradition with the Season’s Fanfare, an academic procession and the conferral of degrees.”


Mr Reilly said the academic year would be in recess from 21 June.

"We will host an orientation program for higher education students in the week before Semester 2 starts on 22 July."