- The University Medal is awarded to students who achieve outstanding scholarly results and display qualities that reflect the University’s ethos and values
- The four medallists to be awarded at the Charles Sturt graduations in Bathurst come from Bathurst, Newcastle, the Blue Mountains, and the Hawkesbury Region
Four graduates will be awarded the University Medal at the coming graduation ceremonies at Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) in Bathurst on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 December.
Charles Sturt Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) Ms Jenny Roberts said, “The University Medal is awarded to students who have achieved outstanding scholarly results and display qualities that reflect the University’s ethos and value.
“They have demonstrated they are worthy recipients of the Medal by their conscientious scholarship and engagement with the University.
“I congratulate all the students and wish them every success in their future studies and careers,” Ms Roberts said.
The graduates are:
- Ms Olive Lockett will be award the University Medal at the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences graduation ceremony in Bathurst at 9.30am on Thursday 12 December. Ms Lockett will graduate from the School of Marketing and Management with a Bachelor of Business (Honours), having previously completed a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) with a minor in organisational communication and public relations at Charles Sturt in 2018.
- Ms Sarah Micallef will graduate from the Charles Sturt School of Communication and Creative Industries with a Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Graphic Design) at the Faculty of Arts and Education graduation ceremony in Bathurst at 6pm on Thursday 12 December. Ms Micallef grew up in Freemans Reach in the Hawkesbury region of NSW, is the first in her immediate family to attend university, and will deliver the Vote of Thanks speech at the graduation ceremony on behalf of her fellow graduates.
- Mr Mitchell Bonham will graduate with a Bachelor of Science at the Faculty of Science ceremony in Bathurst at 9.30am on Friday 13 December. Mr Bonham grew up in the Blue Mountains, is a married mature age student living in Hazelbrook with his family of three small children, and works as a physiotherapist in St Clair in western Sydney while studying part-time and full-time for four years to become a physicist.
- Ms Ash Gallagher will graduate with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science from the School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health at the Faculty of Science graduation ceremony in Bathurst at 2pm on Friday 13 December. Ms Gallagher grew up in Newcastle, relocated to Bathurst this year, and as an undergraduate student participated in the STRIVE student leadership program and became a volunteer student mentor.