Issue 8
Monday, 23 May 2016
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Chancellor’s medal recipient Leonard Freeman
Chancellor’s medal recipient Leonard Freeman

CDU recognises highest achieving graduands

By Leanne Miles

The highest achieving Charles Darwin University students received the University Medal and the Chancellor’s Medal during last week’s graduation ceremonies in Darwin.

Each year the university awards medals to the most meritorious students in recognition of achieving one of the highest grade point averages (GPA) among students.

The University Medal (gold) was awarded to Bachelor of Laws graduate Adeline Tran for achieving the highest overall GPA in higher education, while Certificate III in Commercial Cookery graduate Courtney Lee Cameron received the University Medal for highest GPA in VET.

The Chancellor’s medals (silver) are awarded to higher education students in recognition of achieving one of the highest grade point averages among students from their faculty.

Bachelor of Science (Hons) graduates Eike Steinig, Erin Westerhuis and Mitchel Rudge were each awarded Chancellor’s medals alongside Master of Education (International) graduate Leonard Freeman.

The awards were presented by Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks.

Four Territorians were honoured for their contributions to tertiary education in the NT at the ceremonies: Mr Rex Wild QC, the Hon Christopher Burns, Emeritus Professor Helen Garnett PSM and Mrs Annette Burke.

Dr Burns received an honorary Doctor of Letters for his contribution to the development of tertiary education in the NT and commitment to serving the community.

Former Vice-Chancellor Emeritus Professor Garnett received an honorary Doctor of the University for her outstanding commitment to the development and advancement of tertiary education in the NT through her distinguished leadership of CDU.

Mr Wild received a Companion of the University for his outstanding contribution to the people and community of the NT throughout his distinguished legal career.

Mrs Burke also received a Companion of the University in recognition for her contribution to the advancement of the CDU Foundation and the university.

The Alice Springs graduation ceremony will be held at 7pm, Thursday June 16 at the Alice Springs Convention Centre while the Adelaide ceremony will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre at 7pm on Tuesday, June 14.

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