Graduating class of 2011
Sunday, 22 January 2012
Over 1,900 students graduated at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre this weekend
More than 1,900 excited students gathered in front of family, friends and members of the ECU community to celebrate their graduation at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday, 21 and Sunday, 22 January.
The weekend began with more than 300 students from the School of Computer and Security Science; School of Engineering; School of Exercise and Health Sciences; and School of Natural Sciences graduating in front of a packed house.
Students were inspired by Occasional Speaker and ECU lecturer Professor Rob Newton and student speaker and former AFL star Ashley Hansen.
Ceremony two saw more than 450 students from the School of Medical Sciences; School of Midwifery and School of Psychology and Social Science graduate, with presentations from the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer for Western Australia, Adjunct Associate Professor Catherine Stoddart and student speaker Stephany Oromo.
Sunday began with more than 450 students from the Faculty of Business and Law celebrating their achievements in front of family and friends. Students were treated to presentations from Director General for the Department of the Attorney General, Ms Cheryl Gwilliam and student speaker and entrepreneur Rebecca Olsen.
More than 400 students from the School of Education graduated in the following ceremony, which saw Mr Geoff Metcalf, leader in the education community, present the Occasional speaker address and graduate Andrew Mayhills present as the student speaker.
The weekend rounded out with more than 250 students from Kurongkurl Katitjin; School of Communication and Arts and WAAPA celebrate their achievements. The audience were inspired by presentations from Head of Kurongkurl Katitjin, Professor Colleen Hayward and Bachelor of Communications and Arts graduating student, Therese Olssen Semne.
Following the presentation of their graduation certificates, Vice-Chancellor Professor Kerry Cox encouraged all graduates to live by the ECU values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry and personal excellence and to pursue a dedication to lifelong learning.
Each ceremony was followed by a Toast to Graduates, which was held in the Bellevue Ballroom, giving graduates a chance to celebrate their achievements with proud family and friends.