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Friday, 11 December 2009
ECU Scholarship Officer Jasmine Hayes with former AFUW President Hilary Silbert, award recipient Jennifer Shipley, Dr Susan King and Ms Mary Ballantine
ECU Masters of Education student Jennifer Shipley has won the Postgraduate Award offered by the Australian Federation of University Women (AFUW).
The award is valued at $2,000 and this is the first time that the Federation has offered an award to ECU students.
Jennifer received the award for demonstrating academic excellence and leadership in the community.
On accepting the award, Jennifer said she was honoured.
“This has helped to boost my enthusiasm for my course, the Masters of Education specialising in Learning Difficulties,” she said.
“Working in an all-girls school whilst being recognised by ECU and AFUW ties in with my work and with what Edith Cowan herself stood for.”
“Hopefully this will allow me to help my students reach their potential.”
The Australian Federation of University Women is a non-government organisation actively involved in supporting the education of women in Western Australia.
The award was presented to Jennifer by Hillary Silbert past President of the AFUW in WA, at a ceremony hosted by Dr Susan King, Executive Director of Governance and Planning and Ms Mary Ballantine, Manager of Quality and Equity.