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Exceptional students get VC nod

Thursday, 11 October 2012


Congratulations to ECU students Adam Hand and Scott Tapper, winners of the 2012 Vice- Chancellor’s Student Awards.

Run each year, the awards recognise and reward the outstanding achievements of individual students or student teams under two categories; outstanding contribution to student life at ECU and outstanding engagement with external communities.  

Winners in each category receive $5000.

Adam won the Engagement Category for his role in establishing the ECU Engineers without Borders Club. He also does extensive work in community outreach programs that inspire high-school students to study engineering.

Winner in the Contribution to University Life category Scott Tapper received the award for his leadership of Network Teach, a volunteer program for ECU student teachers that provides peer-to-peer support.  

Vice-Chancellor Professor Kerry Cox congratulated the students on their win and commended them for embodying the University values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry and personal excellence.

Congratulations to the following students and student groups who also received a Special Commendation in the following categories:


  • The ECU Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team - for continuing to develop and implement outreach projects for the benefit of the community; and
  • Ms Patricia Bennell - for leadership in promoting cultural safety for aboriginal people in the community.

Commitment to University Life

  • Mr Garry Henderson – for his volunteering, mentoring and leadership activities at ECU’s South West Campus.

For more information on this and other opportunities for students visit the ECU Scholarships website.


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