Albury-Wodonga Graduation Ceremony 2008

Albury-Wodonga Graduation Ceremony 2008

01 Apr 2008

The annual Graduation Ceremony for La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga will be held on Friday 4 April 2008, commencing at 2.15pm at the McAuley Arts Centre, Catholic College, Wodonga.

Close to two hundred and fifty graduands across thirty different courses will have their awards conferred upon them by the Chancellor of La Trobe University, Mrs Sylvia Walton AO. Two hundred graduands will take part in the ceremony.

Dr Lin Crase, Executive Director of the Albury-Wodonga campus, said, "All graduands are to be congratulated for their fine academic achievements and their families thanked for assisting them in their endeavours. That they are able to graduate from a friendly, supportive regional campus at Albury-Wodonga with an internationally recognised qualification is also very significant."

Students who are graduating have come from all five faculties of the University. Of particular note are the achievements of Rosemary Farrell, a mature age student who began her part-time Bachelor of Arts studies in 1999, progressing through full-time study and honours to graduate with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Dr Farrell’s thesis focussed on the influence of the training and performance of Chinese circus skills in the Australian context.

Also of note will be the granting of Emeritus Professor status to Professor John Hill, previously a long-serving academic within the University’s Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering. Professor Hill was also Head of Albury-Wodonga campus from January 2000 to December 2005.

The Hon Candy Broad, MP for the Northern Victoria Region in the Legislative Council will deliver the Occasional Address. Her speech will focus on the difference that access to education in regional and rural areas makes to opportunities in life and the capacity to give back to the community.

The Ceremony will be followed by a reception for the graduates, their guests and distinguished visitors.

To arrange an interview or for further information, please contact:

Reinhard Beissbarth
La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga
Phone: 02 6024 9874
Email: r.beissbarth@latrobe.edu.au

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