Southern Cross University Student Awards Winners 2017–2018
Contribution to Campus Award
In recognition of a student (or group of students) who has demonstrated outstanding leadership through a significant contribution to enhancing the student experience at Southern Cross University.
Winner – Southern Cross University Midwifery Club at the Coffs Harbour campus with committee members, Madeleine van Schie, Renee Perks, Jennifer Mann, Nikketa James, Tamara Burnham and Toke Brunnekreef.
Environmental Champion Award
In recognition of a student (or team of students) who has demonstrated excellence, leadership and/or innovation in sustainability. This award celebrates the work of students who are leading the way in making Southern Cross University and its community’s places where people and nature thrive.
Winner — Mathew Alexanderson, 4th year Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons)
Community Champion Award
In recognition of a student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in a collaborative process connecting the university with communities in an exchange of knowledge, expertise and experience. Community engagement for this award involves responding to identified needs and working in partnership to build capacity.
Winner — Lauren Floyd, 3rd year Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management
The UniMentor Award is in recognition of a student who goes above and beyond to create a positive impact on the retention of new students to Southern Cross University through the UniMentor program.
Winner — Song Zhang, 3rd year Bachelor of Business
In recognition of a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership through a significant contribution to enhancing the student experience, fostering positive change or engagement with communities that led to meaningful knowledge transfer.
Winner — Benjamin Wild, 4th year, Bachelor of Occupation Therapy
Sports Blues Awards Winners
Brittani Nicholl – SURFING
Neesa Doyle – FOOTBALL
Eleka Moore – GOLF
Tiffany Paul – GOLF
Lauren Linton – RUGBY 7s
Moesha Johnson – SWIMMING
Sophie Curnow – DISTANCE RUNNING
Sports Team of the Year Award
In recognition of a team of students who have demonstrated exceptional sportsperson ship and gone above and beyond to contribute to the success of their sport.
Winner — Southern Cross University Surfing Team (2017), with team members James Mather, Ashlee Spence, Brittani Nicholl, Jacinta Greenup, Abbey Parkes, Lauren Snow, Juda Leet, Jakob Dolan, Mitchell Kirby and Daniel Sinclair.
Sportsperson of the Year Award
In recognition of a student who has demonstrated exceptional sportsperson ship and gone above and beyond to contribute to the success of his or her sport, a Southern Cross University sporting club or a community event or club.
Joint winners — Jordan Ivey, 2nd year Bachelor of Marine Science and Jennifer Crowhurst, 1st year Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.
Congratulations to all short listed nominees and winners of the 2017-18 Southern Cross University Student Awards!