Thursday, 08 September 2011
As ECU's Vice-Chancellor, I am very proud of the achievements of all ECU students.
Each year we acknowledge the top 100 students at our University, based on their weighted average mark and number of completed units.
This is a significant accomplishment, as there are around 25,000 students at ECU.
Recently it was my pleasure to recognise the top 100 students at an event at the Joondalup Campus.
This event is even more significant as this year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of ECU becoming a university. We are also marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of our namesake, Edith Cowan, as well as the 90th anniversary of her election to Parliament.
The event was a great success, with senior members of ECU staff in attendance, as well as the University’s oldest PhD graduate, Athol Barrett.
Athol attained his PhD at the age of 82. As a research student with the Faculty of Business and Law his thesis is an auto-ethnography, a form of autobiographical narrative that focuses on his three roles as teacher, business entrepreneur and community activist.
Congratulations once again to the top 100 students, and Dr Barrett, and I wish you all great success for the future.
Professor Kerry O. Cox