Students awarded for academic excellence

2009 Dean's Commendation - Awardees
Spomenka Krizmanic, MBA; Minh Nguyen, Master of Financial Analysis / Master of Professional Accounting and Aneesh Bhardwaj, Master of Accounting and Financial Management
Photo from left to right: Spomenka Krizmanic, MBA; Minh Nguyen, Master of Financial Analysis / Master of Professional Accounting and Aneesh Bhardwaj, Master of Accounting and Financial Management.

Exceptional students at the Faculty of Law and Management were recently awarded for their outstanding academic achievement by receiving a Dean’s Commendation.

Over 344 undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Bundoora, Mildura and Shepparton campuses received the award. Students were presented with an official academic excellence certificate by the Dean of the Faculty, Professor Raymond Harbridge, at two separate prestigious prize ceremonies held at the Bundoora campus.

Professor Jianfu Chen, Head School of Law; Professor Raymond Harbridge, Dean; Professor Gary Magee, Head of School of Economics and Finance and Professor David Spencer, Associate Dean Academic
Photo two from left to right: Professor Jianfu Chen, Head School of Law; Professor Raymond Harbridge, Dean; Professor Gary Magee, Head of School of Economics and Finance and Professor David Spencer, Associate Dean Academic.
Professor Raymond Harbridge said: “We proudly present these awards annually to those students who achieve an average of 80 with at least 60 credit points in the previous year.

“The exceptional number of high-achieving students who received such great results demonstrates not only the dedication, perseverance and hard work of our students and academic team, but the outstanding quality of students that are studying at La Trobe. I wish all of our award winners continued success in their studies and careers.”

Spomeka Krizmani, an MBA graduate and 2009 award winner said: “It’s a great honour to receive this accolade. I thoroughly enjoyed undertaking an MBA at La Trobe University, it was hard work as I’m in full-time employment and have a family to support, but the additional commendation from the Dean acknowledges the amount of effort that goes into undertaking a part-time degree. This positive initiative has encouraged me to consider undertaking a PhD and I hope to return to study at the University shortly.”

The guest speaker at the undergraduate ceremony, which was held on Tuesday 31 March was Dr Kerry Ferguson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity and Student Services), with Professor Andrew Brennan, Pro Vice-Chancellor Graduate Research, speaking at the postgraduate ceremony held on Thursday 2 April.