Monday, 30 August 2010
Family and friends joined the ECU community to celebrate the graduation of over 1,000 ECU students at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre on Saturday, 28 August.
The morning ceremony saw over 200 students from the School of Communication and Arts, School of Education, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and Kurongkurl Katitjin: Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research celebrate their achievements.
At an afternoon ceremony more than 300 students from the School of Computer and Security Science, School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences, School of Engineering, as well as those from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine, School of Natural Sciences and School of Psychology and Social Science celebrated their graduation with family and friends.
The day ended with an evening ceremony, which saw over 500 students from the School of Accounting, Finance and Economics, School of Management, School of Marketing, Tourism and Leisure join with students from the School of Law and Justice, Perth Graduate School of Business and students from the Centre of Planning celebrate their graduation.
Guest speakers included Principal of the WA Police Academy, Superintendent Craig Donaldson; ECU's Foundation Chair of Ageing and Alzheimer’s and WA Australian of the Year 2010, Professor Ralph Martins and partner at KPMG, and ECU Council Member, Ms Denise McComish.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox, congratulated all graduates on their achievements, encouraging them to further their studies and live by the ECU values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry and personal excellence
Following each ceremony, a Toast to Graduates was held in the auditorium foyer area giving graduates a chance to celebrate their achievements with family, friends and ECU staff.