Issue 5
Monday, 01 July 2019
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks, mace bearer Dr Colin Watson and Acting Chancellor Richard Ryan AO at the graduation ceremony in Alice Springs
Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks, mace bearer Dr Colin Watson and Acting Chancellor Richard Ryan AO at the graduation ceremony in Alice Springs

Hundreds graduate in Adelaide, Alice

By Patrick Nelson

Almost 400 students were acknowledged for their academic achievements in mid-year graduation ceremonies in Adelaide and Alice Springs recently.

In Alice Springs, Director, Regional Engagement and Development Jay Walker said graduation marked a significant milestone in the lives of individuals who recognised the value of education as a step on the pathway to success and fulfilment.

“Each graduate has demonstrated a high degree of dedication and the ability to learn new skills, expand knowledge and navigate the challenges of quality structured learning,” Mr Walker said.

“I congratulate each of the 207 VET and 32 higher education graduates and wish you the very best in your future endeavours.”

Mr Walker said that VET numbers were strongest in Hospitality, Electro-technology, Carpentry, Project Management and Community Night Patrol, while in higher education, the largest cohorts were from Nursing, Midwifery and Education.

The event also honoured PhD graduate Bethune Carmichael, who developed a “survey method” to help manage the impact of climate change on cultural heritage sites.

Nursing Lecturer Dr Colin Watson carried the mace during the Academic Procession, and Bachelor of Education Secondary Teaching (Science) Rebecca Stephens delivered the Graduate Response.

In Adelaide, some 154 students, with degrees in Nursing, Education, Accounting and other disciplines, were honoured at a ceremony at the Convention Centre on North Terrace.