Faculty of Education Awards for Excellence and Recognition

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The Faculty of Education Awards for Excellence and Recognition include the Dean’s Honours List for students, Professional Staff Awards, Research Awards and Teaching & Learning Awards to celebrate the diverse individual and collective achievements that contribute to the realisation of the Faculty of Education’s Mission, Vision and Objectives (MVO). Award recipients are listed here in recognition for their outstanding contribution to the Faculty of Education.

The highest level of awards and recognition are presented to students of the Southern Cross University Faculty of Education for outstanding research contribution. They are presented during our annual awards night to honour each outstanding student. Congratulations to previous award and recognition recipients and good luck to all current students of the Faculty of Education as you work towards your goals.

Research Award winners

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Dr Bradley Shipway

Lecturer

Determined by the most number of registered HERDC publications, successful external grants and HDR completions.

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Megan Pedler

Deputy Course Coordinator (Secondary Education), Associate Lecturer

Best ERA eligible publication by a Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidate as determined by the School's Research Committee.

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Dr Sue Hudson

Deputy Dean (Professional Experience)

Determined by nominations reviewed by a panel including the Dean of Education, other senior academic Faculty of Education staff, and an external senior academic member.

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Dr Chris Zehntner

Lecturer, Personal Development Health and Physical Education

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Dr Lisa Jacka

Deputy Course Coordinator (SCUOnline Education), Senior Lecturer

Determined by the most number of registered HERDC publications, successful external grants and HDR completions.

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2019 Impact Awards

The Southern Cross University Impact Awards was held at the Lismore Campus on 30 October 2019. This was a wonderful event to celebrate the great achievements of our staff and alumni. The Faculty of Education staff achievements during the evening included Dr Lisa Jacka, a finalist in the Teaching Excellence Awards for her teaching in the Faculty of Education – brilliant work Lisa!

Congratulations also to Holly Millican, for becoming the Young Alumnus of the Year for her work at South Grafton High School and developing a thriving Mathematics tutoring program. Holly Millican is an award-winning young-career teacher on a mission to empower and inspire students. Her alternative mathematics learning opportunities engage 21st-century learners to help shape them into global citizens. Holly extends her gratitude to all Faculty of Education staff for the fantastic skills and knowledge she gained from studying at Southern Cross University, and how this has given her confidence and competence to carry out her teaching as well as the wonderful programs she has developed over time. Read more of Holly's journey: Maths teacher who makes learning fun named Young Alumnus of the Year.

Additionally, and notably, the legacy and impact of our long-serving staff was honoured for 25 Years at Southern Cross University. Congratulations to Associate Professor Marilyn Chaseling for her service to the university and the Faculty of Education.

Dean's Honours List

Undergraduate and postgraduate students with a GPA average of 6.5 are added to the Dean's Honours List. Students must have completed at least four units over a one-year period to be eligible for this highly competitive and prestigious award.

 Doctor of Education

  • Tahlia McGahey
  • Peter South
  • Bradley Davis

 Master of Education

  • Sallyanne Wilson
  • Emma Reynolds
  • Derek Wales
  • Nicole Francey
  • Lauren Keegan
  • Katie Gould
  • Karen Tobin
  • William Whiting
  • Patrick Donnelly
  • Kendal Slack

 Master of Teaching

  • Kelli Wickham
  • Neil Lawrence

 Bachelor of Arts /Bachelor of Education (Primary/ Secondary)

  • Chloe Antoniolli
  • Bree Bailey
  • Scott Fuller
  • Mikaela Prichard
  • Marshall Flowers
  • Samantha Holmlund
  • Kristy Thorne
  • Amber Strickland

 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/ Early Childhood)

  • Katie Martin
  • Rachel Macartney
  • Chika Kojima
  • Melanie Stubbings
  • Kylie Ridler
  • Skye Kelly

 Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

  • Shahn Holloway Blacker
  • Lily Newton
  • Sally Kudrna
  • Vanessa Bradford-Smith
  • Eliza Cowell
  • Jake Sheppard
  • Ester Karuso-Thurn

 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

  • Roland O'Neil
  • Amber Clarke
  • Sherydan Simson
  • Katie Wainwright
  • Julian Dingle
  • Charlotte Mitchell
  • Evie Baldwin
  • Conor McDowell
  • Elise Condon

 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary)

  • Bianca Low
  • Annette McCormick
  • Natasha MacArthur
  • Angela Southam
  • Deslie Buttons
  • Deanne McVeigh
  • Melody Cason
  • Lauren Hirst
  • Laura Hamilton
  • Gabriella Wayne
  • Jasmin McGregor
  • Hannah Young
  • Benjamen Fabian
  • Kali Rouillon
  • Jenna Dobeson
  • Jordan Ware
  • Brianna Henry
  • Eboni Flaherty
  • Sophie Russell
  • Danielle Reid

 Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood)

  • Jasmin McGregor
  • Hannah Young
  • Benjamen Fabian
  • Kali Rouillon
  • Jenna Dobeson
  • Jordan Ware
  • Brianna Henry
  • Eboni Flaherty
  • Sophie Russell
  • Danielle Reid

Professional Staff Awards

The Faculty of Education Awards for Excellence and Recognition includes two awards to recognise the contribution of Professional Staff. The categories include the Professional Staff Award for Service, and the Professional Staff Award for Innovation and Improvement.

 Professional Experience Team

  • Sandra Kenny
  • Judy De Vries
  • Jenny Barron
  • Alison Adams

 Professional Staff Award

  • Anita Johnston-Oost
  • Sandra Kenny

Teaching and Learning Awards

Initiative: Recognises staff who see a significant problem or opportunity in teaching and learning and take up the responsibility to respond in a meaningful way.

Innovation: Recognises staff who develop creative responses that demonstrate critical understanding of a problem or opportunity in teaching and learning.

Support: Recognises staff who provide consistent quality support to enable and sustain teaching and learning initiatives and innovations.

Impact: Recognises staff who have had a demonstrably constructive and/or beneficially disruptive impact in teaching and learning.

 Teaching and Learning Award

  • Simone Blom
  • Cathy Lembke
  • Sarah James
  • Amanda Isaac
  • Alicia Philips
  • Christos Markopoulos
  • Patrick Bruck
  • Chris Zehntner (Dance)
  • Erin Parrey (Dance)

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Contact the Faculty of Education

Executive Team

T: 07 5589 3463

E: EAEducation@scu.edu.au

Executive Team

Course Coordinators

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Course Coordinators

Professional Experience Team

T: 02 6620 3138

E: educationplacements@scu.edu.au

Professional Experience Team

Education Research Team

T: 07 5589 3123

E: educationresearch@scu.edu.au

Research Management Team

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