RMIT University students have been recognised for their achievements at the annual Business Prize Giving Ceremony.
More than 200 students, industry representatives and guests attended the ceremony last week at RMIT's Storey Hall.
The event recognises the achievements of more than 50 current students and recent graduates from vocational education, undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the College of Business.
Rachel Tyers, who completed the Bachelor of Business (International Business) (Applied), in 2013, was awarded the Business Medal for her outstanding academic achievement and community leadership.
While at RMIT, Ms Tyers volunteered as a tutor through the Student Learning Advisor Mentors (SLAMs) program and assisted on Open Day.
She achieved excellent academic results during her studies, graduating with 12 high distinctions and 4 distinctions overall.
Her extensive community involvement includes teaching English to underprivileged children in Nicaragua, caring for children with HIV at an orphanage in Tanzania and preparing lunches for Melbourne's homeless at the Sacred Heart Food Hall.
Ren Feng Heng received the RMIT Business Encouragement Award for her outstanding academic achievement in the first semester of the first year of study.
Ms Heng, a Diploma of Commerce student, obtained four high distinctions in her first semester, achieving marks of 97 in "Prices and Markets" and 95 in "Business Computing".
Pro Vice-Chancellor Business and Vice-President, Professor Ian Palmer, congratulated all the winners for their significant accomplishments across a range of business disciplines.
"With innovative ideas and an entrepreneurial spirit, you are destined to be our leaders of the future," Professor Palmer said.
Matt Rockman, Partner, Square Peg Capital, was the guest speaker at the ceremony.
Mr Rockman is one of the co-founders of SEEK Ltd and was appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business earlier this year.
Prizes are generously supported by many organisations, business and professional bodies, demonstrating the strong industry and community connections of the College of Business.