Six graduation ceremonies at CSU in Bathurst this week

10 DECEMBER 2018

* Thousands to visit Bathurst for six 2018 graduation ceremonies on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 December * Approximately 755 students will graduate from 22 Schools in three FacultiesCharles Sturt University (CSU) will host six graduation ceremonies in Bathurst on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 December.These are part of the wider graduation season during December across all main campuses as well as in Parramatta (for School of Theology) and the Study Centres in Sydney and Melbourne.The season starts on Monday 10 December in Wagga Wagga and concludes in Albury-Wodonga on Wednesday 19 December.Approximately 755 students will graduate across all ceremonies at CSU in Bathurst, and thousands of family members and friends will celebrate the achievements of the students.Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) and Acting Head of Campus at CSU in Bathurst Ms Jenny Roberts (pictured) said, “We congratulate our graduating professionals with their friends and families on the successful completion of their studies.“Charles Sturt University takes pride in producing job-ready professionals who enter the workforce very insightful, making a positive impact, creating an inclusive society, and inspiring others.“More than 750 graduates will receive their testamurs from the University in Bathurst this year.”Paramedicine graduate Mr Alki Pazpinis from Kensington in Sydney will graduate from the School of Biomedical Sciences at the 6pm ceremony on Friday 14 December. He said, “Charles Sturt University has taught me how to be a leader of the future through a variety of different leadership courses and opportunities to practice what I have learnt in order to better my practice. All these skills are transferable to my chosen career of paramedicine.”Thursday 13 December:Bathurst at the CD Blake Auditorium (the gym), building 1220 at CSU9.30am - 167 graduates from various Schools in the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences; School of Computing and Mathematics, School of Accounting and Finance, School of Psychology, School of Policing Studies, the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, the Centre for Law and Justice, and the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security. The Occasional Address will be delivered by NSW policing expert Mr Tony Trichter, who will join CSU in an academic role in 2019. 2pm - 164 graduates in the Faculty of Arts and Education; School of Teacher Education, School of Education, and School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Occasional Address will be delivered by psychologist Dr Michelle Mulvihill who grew up in Bathurst and attended MCAE before furthering her studies elsewhere and moving to the Southern Highlands.A graduate of note at this ceremony is Dr Ben Pham from Vietnam who will graduate with her PhD in speech pathology. Dr Pham studied at CSU in Bathurst and was involved in the VietSpeech project.6pm - 113 graduates in the Faculty of Arts and Education; School of Communication and Creative Industries, School of Indigenous Australian Studies, School of Information Studies, the Division of Student Learning, and the Academic Success Unit.Friday 14 December:Bathurst at the CD Blake Auditorium (the gym), building 1220 at CSU9.30am - 43 graduates in the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences; School of Management and Marketing. The Occasional Address will be delivered by current Head of the CSU School of Management and Marketing, Associate Professor Mark Frost.2pm – 136 graduates in the Faculty of Science; School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, School of Dentistry and Health Sciences, School of Community Health, School of Environmental Science, School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences.6pm – 132 graduates in the Faculty of Science; School of Biomedical Sciences, and School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health (formerly the School of Human Movement Studies). The Occasional Address will be delivered by CSU alumna and exercise physiologist Ms Shannon Short. Her business, BODY FX Exercise Physiology Services, is based at the Ochre Health Medical Centre at CSU in Bathurst. Three PhDs in exercise science will be conferred at this ceremony.

Media contact: Bruce Andrews, 0418 669 362

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