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Vice-Chancellor to thank life-saving CSU students


Wednesday, 6 Sep 2017

Professor Andrew Vann.The life-saving actions of three Charles Sturt University (CSU) students on a football field in Orange last month will be formally recognised by Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann (pictured) on Friday 8 September.

CSU paramedic students, Mr Andrew Fraser and Mr Jack Keppel, and CSU nursing student, Ms Emma Curtin helped save the life of Orange City Lions rugby union coach Mr Steve Hamson when he suffered a heart attack at the start of a game on Saturday 5 August.

Along with Registered Nurse Ms Wendy Baker, the trio used a defibrillator to revive Mr Hamson, who will also attend the morning tea hosted by Professor Vann at CSU in Bathurst.

"The staff and students of Charles Sturt University are proud that our paramedic and nursing students were able to render emergency, life-saving assistance," Professor Vann said.

"It demonstrates that the University truly does produce job-ready graduates with practical, hands-on skills who daily make a difference to the lives of individuals and to our communities.

"I commend Andrew, Jack and Emma, and thank them and all our students who give substance to the University's ethos of 'yindyamarra winhanganha'; the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in."

The morning tea will be held at PULSE Café, building 1414, at CSU in Bathurst at 11am, Friday 8 September.

Media contact: Bruce Andrews, (02) 6338 6084

Media Note:
The media is invited to attend the morning tea at CSU in Bathurst on Friday 8 September. Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews.

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