Born and raised in Iran of Armenian descent, Norbert Keshish Banoocy moved to the United States in 2007 (aged 14). In 2018 Norbert won the Major League Soccer (MLS) Championship with Atlanta United as their Strength and Conditioning Coach.
It has been a big year for us all. COVID-19 presented us with many challenges as individuals, families, businesses, and, of course for our students, alumni and staff here at ECU.
Working in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector can present significant challenges, now imagine working for an NFP in Africa, Zambia, in the middle of a pandemic?
That’s the situation confronting ECU graduate Siboniswe (Boni) Chipembere. Her tip to success. Smile.
Diana Randall has always been a relationship builder. Born in Perth to an English mother and Indian father, Diana was a globetrotter who lived in many countries during her childhood.
After living in London during the Swinging Sixties and later working as a teacher in Manchester in the 1980’s, Diana returned to Perth in 1992, completing a Diploma of Arts and Design at Claremont College before going on to study a Master of Art Therapy at ECU in 1996.
There aren’t many people who can say they’ve been to Antarctica, let alone worked there. But Briege Whitehead has—and she documented the experience for all to enjoy.
In 2003, Nepalese born Ms Moheindu Chemjong fled the armed conflict in her native Nepal to study a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at ECU. The School of Business and Law graduate has now written a memoir, a story of “humanity, compassion and empathy".
Ms Helen Hanson (née Searle) – Bachelor of Performing Arts and Bachelor of Creative Industries - and Dr Lucinda Coleman – PhD (Performing Arts) have been chosen as the inaugural winners of the ECU Commissions: the Arts in Society.
When David O’Donnell’s ex-partner and close friend came out as trans, he had little context for understanding what his friend was going through.
Fast forward eight years, actor and WAAPA graduate O’Donnell is about to release his feature debut as a writer and director. The film stars four non-binary actors and is co-produced by the same ex-partner and friend. O’Donnell describes the film as a “complex love story for our generation”.
Since last month’s Perth City Deals announcement, featuring Edith Cowan University’s City Campus as the centrepiece of the deal, we have been overwhelmed and delighted by the number of proud ECU alumni who have shared their enthusiastic support.
Originally from Scotland, Mr Laverty grew up in Western Australia living near Mount Lawley Campus, he now resides at Castlemaine in Victoria, but returns frequently to WA (well, at least, before COVID-19).
ECU is home to some of his fondest memories and he met his wife Ms Anna Laverty (née Webster) at WAAPA. He says, "In hindsight my HECS debt was good value - I got a degree and also got hitched."
For ECU sports science graduate and international entrepreneur Dr Dee Dee Mahmood, her study and career choices were motivated by highly personal reasons.
In a year in which we have been required to distance physically; the need to connect emotionally with others has never been more apparent.
Ms Madeleine Cross graduated from ECU's Graduate Diploma of Broadcasting in 2019 and her career has gotten off to a flying start.
As students return to campus this semester, we also have other students who have transitioned from student to graduate and who are now part of our ECU alumni community. We welcome you to the fold.
When Professor Address Malata looks back on her time studying nursing at ECU, she never imagined one day she would become the first Vice-Chancellor of the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), the first female to hold the position.
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