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Graduates celebrate

By Leanne Coleman

More than 3000 CDU students will celebrate their graduation with family and friends around Australia More than 3000 CDU students will celebrate their graduation with family and friends around Australia

The hard work has paid off for thousands of CDU students who graduated as part of several ceremonies in Darwin recently.

Along with those who donned their academic robes and tipped their mortar boards for the first time, several high profile attendees were honoured.

Indigenous elder and educator Waymamba Yinamara Gaykamangu received a Doctor of Education, Honoris Causa in recognition of her outstanding contribution to advancement of education, particularly in the field of Indigenous knowledges, language and culture.

INPEX Browse Ltd Managing Director Jiro Okada received a Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa in recognition of his pivotal role, leadership and advocacy in supporting the establishment and development of the Ichthys Joint Venture. Mr Okada gave the occasional address as part of the graduation ceremony at the Darwin Convention Centre on the evening of May 30.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks gave the occasional addresses at the evening ceremony on May 29 and the morning ceremony on May 30.

More than 3000 VET and higher education students will celebrate their graduation with family and friends around Australia in May and June.

Ceremonies will be held in Adelaide on June 17 and Alice Springs on June 19.