The achievements of students from across RMIT’s vocational education, undergraduate and postgraduate Business programs have been celebrated at the annual College of Business Prize Giving Ceremony.
More than 250 students, industry representatives and guests attended the event on Thursday, 21 May.
The ceremony recognised the achievements of more than 45 current students and recent graduates from the College of Business.
Catherine Nolan, who completed the Master of Professional Accounting in 2014, was awarded the Business Medal for her outstanding academic achievement and community leadership.
While at RMIT, Nolan was an active member of the School’s Student Staff Consultative Committee. She also took on an informal role of mentoring a number of international students.
She achieved excellent academic results during her studies, graduating with 12 high distinctions.
Her extensive community involvement both in Australia and overseas, includes mentoring female students from the University of Papua New Guinea and volunteering at the Breast Cancer Network Australia.
Varvara Anokhina received the RMIT Business Encouragement Award for her outstanding academic achievement in the first semester of her first year of study.
Anokhina, a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) student, obtained four high distinctions in her first semester, achieving marks of 97 in “Macroeconomics” and 90 in “Personal Wealth Management”.
Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Teaching and Learning, Professor Val Clulow, congratulated all the winners for their across the range of business disciplines.
“With innovative ideas and an entrepreneurial spirit, you are destined to be our leaders of the future,” Clulow said.
Dr Terry Cutler, Principal, Cutler and Co, was the guest speaker at the ceremony. He is a current member of the Industry Advisory Board for the College of Business and has extensive experience in the information and communications technology sector.
The prizes were generously supported by many organisations, business and professional bodies, demonstrating the strong industry and community connections of the College of Business.