Southern Cross University Student Excellence Awards

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The Student Excellence Awards recognise outstanding students who have distinguished themselves in areas such as leadership, sport, volunteering or community engagement.

The 2021 Student Excellence Awards winners were announced on Thursday 25 November 2021. Congratulations to all finalists and winners!

2021 Winners

Luke Austin, Bachelor of Marine Science Management, Coffs Harbour Campus

Luke is a Student Ambassador with the Recruitment team and is a passionate environmentalist working with various community organisations within his local community.

Marian Cavanagh, Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies), Gold Coast Campus

Marian is a student leader in the Study Buddi Program at the university. She has helped over 42 students in the program in 2021 and assisted to pivot the program online.

Kashmir Miller, Bachelor of Laws, online

Kashmir is a volunteer student leader with the Orientation and Induction team and Vice President of the SCU Law Association, supporting law students.

Pieta Shakes, Doctor of Philosophy, online

Pieta has founded a registered health promotion charity “Through the Unexpected” to reduce distress and mental health challenges associated with prenatal diagnosis.

Kathleen (Kat) Yee, Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, Lismore Campus

Kat is a student ambassador with SCU International and in her volunteer role has assisted many commencing international students to transition university life in Australia.

Southern Cross University Student of the Year

Theresa Mitchell, Bachelor of Psychological Science, online

Theresa started Agape Outreach Inc, an organisation serving the homeless and those in need 12 years ago. It has grown into a registered charity with 190 volunteers and 4 employees.

For any enquiries, please email studentawards@scu.edu.au

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