Issue 6 - 2 July 2012 enews home

Alice campus applauds best and brightest

By Patrick Nelson

Adam Bourke

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover presents Natasha Hampton with her award

Charles Darwin University applauded its most outstanding Central Australian students at the recent Alice Springs campus prize-giving ceremony.

Campus Administrator David Reilly said the event was one of the highlights on the academic calendar and a special occasion for the local community.

"Scholarships and prizes were presented to students who excelled in a particular area of study or who demonstrated exceptional personal effort in achieving their outcomes," Mr Reilly said.

"It is important that our staff and Alice Springs' community and business leaders can gather with students and their families to celebrate the effort and endeavour of our best and brightest," he said.

Among the recipients were Jodie Milton and Kylie Lovegrove, who won teaching excellence awards, Adam Reis, who won Most Outstanding Nursing Student, and Micah Rothwell, who won the Ronny Reinhard Memorial Prize for Creative Arts.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover presented Natasha Hampton with a scholarship sponsored by the Northern Territory Government's Department of Housing, Local Government and Regional Services.

"The scholarship is awarded to encourage student participation at CDU and in the Territory workforce in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advocacy," Mr Reilly said.

Awards were also presented to outstanding students in the Faculty of Vocational Education and Training's School of Business and Service Industries, and School of Trades.