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878 Students to graduate this Saturday


3 May 2001
Southern Cross University's annual 'graduation season' in Lismore will begin this Saturday, 5 May when the 334 graduands (graduates-to-be) able to attend the ceremonies gather to receive formal recognition of their academic achievements.

A total of 878 Degrees will conferred in person or granted in absentia at four ceremonies preceded by formal academic processions and addressed by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Rickard, and a range of distinguished Occasional Speakers (see below). As is customary, the acclaimed Isabella a Cappella choral ensemble, comprised of graduates and current students, will provide musical interludes at each of the ceremonies.

A second round of ceremonies will be held the following Saturday, 12 May. At the conclusion of the two graduation days, a total of 1391 former students will have been welcomed into the University's alumni community.

This Saturday's ceremonies will be held at 9.00am, 11.30am, 2.30pm and 5.00pm. A total of more than 1368 family members and friends have indicated their wish to attend. In addition, special awards will be presented to high performing students.

Ceremony details - Saturday 5 May 2000

9.00 am

School of Commerce and Management

School of Multimedia and Information Technology

Bachelor of Accounting and Finance

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Marketing)

Bachelor of Business (Computing)

Bachelor of Business (Computing and International Business)

Bachelor of Business (Finance and Banking)

Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

Bachelor of Business (International Business and Marketing)

Bachelor of Business (International Business and Small Business Management)

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Bachelor of Business (Marketing and Media)

Bachelor of Business (with Japanese)

Bachelor of Computing and Mathematics

Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Information Technology (Information Systems)

Graduate Diploma in Educational Multimedia

Doctor of Philosophy

Occasional Speaker: Professor Ross Campbell, Adjunct Professor, Southern Cross University, Managing Director, Campbell Crisis Management and Recovery Pty. Ltd


College of Indigenous Australian Peoples

School of Education

Associate Degree of Health Science (Aboriginal Health and Community Development)

Bachelor of Indigenous Studies

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Graduate Diploma of Education

Master of Education

Prize Winners

The Indigenous Australians Prize

Linda Diane Fergus

The R.G. Bass Medal

Michelle Kelka

The Gwynne Mason Medal

Michelle Kelka

The Australian Literacy Educators Association Prizes

Kathryn Louise Hiscox

Occasional Speaker: Professor John Patterson DipPhysEd(STC), MSc(Oregon), MEd(Syd), EdD(NColorado), Pro Vice-Chancellor (Operations), University of Wollongong,


School of Social and Workplace Development

Associate Degree of Social Science

Bachelor of Management and Professional Studies

Bachelor of Social Science

Bachelor of Social Science with Honours

Graduate Certificate of Training and Development

Graduate Certificate of Vocational Education and Training

Graduate Diploma of Training and Development

Graduate Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

Master of Education (Training and Development)

Master of Organisational Development and Training

Doctor of Philosophy

Occasional Speaker: Robert John Sadler BEc, LLB(Hons)(Monash), LLM(Melb), MBA(Deakin), PhD, MIPPA, MAHRI, MAICD, AIMM, AAIArb, Fellow, Centre for the Economics of Education and Training, Monash University.

5.00 pm

School of Law and Justice

Graduate College of Management

Associate Degree in Correctional Administration

Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies)

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies

Master of Accounting Studies

Master of Business Administration

Master of Management

Doctor of Business Administration

Prize Winners

The Stone and Partners Prize

Prize to be shared:

Geoffrey James Donaghy

Richard Wilson Hughes

The College of Indigenous Australian Peoples Prize

Renee Leisha Roberts

Occasional Speaker: Professor Amanda Sinclair BA(Hons), PhD(Melb), Professor of Management (Diversity and Change), Melbourne Business School, will deliver the Occasional Address.