Graeme Acton one of four to earn honorary degree from CQU
THE latest Rockhampton graduation ceremony highlights include the conferring of honorary degrees on four remarkable people.
The Honorary Award of Doctor of the University will be conferred posthumously on Graeme Acton to recognise his vital role as an ambassador for the region and Australia's cattle industry.
Charles Ware has earned an Honorary Doctor of the University degree through his legal career, leadership of key community organisations and services as a member of the CQUniversity Council.
Physiotherapist, business woman and philanthropist Megan Morris also served on the CQUni Council and is deserving of the Honorary Award of Companion of the University.
The fourth honorary award is the presentation of Rob Reed for appointment as Emeritus Professor of CQUniversity. Emeritus Professor Reed - a former Pro Vice-Chancellor, prolific textbook author and champion of quality learning and teaching - is also the guest speaker for the ceremony.
A total of 279 graduates will celebrate at the Rockhampton ceremony, including 14 who have completed VET (Vocational Education & Training) awards and six who have completed PhDs.
The Campus Medal will be presented to Learning Management graduate Jody Spear and a School Medal will be awarded to Engineering graduate Matthew Lowrey.
The doctoral graduates include:
- Amie Anastasi (Ecological risk assessment of manganese in the subtropical estuarine harbour of Port Curtis, Queensland, Australia).
- Rebecca Gowen (Testing different approaches to estimate the potential supply of carbon offsets from beef grazing systems).
- Daniel Gregg (Analysing Management Decisions in Agriculture that Impact on Natural Resources: Rangelands Grazing in Northern Australia).
- Michele Lastella (The impact of stressors on the sleep of elite athletes).
- Stephanie Schoeppe (Child Independent mobility and active travel: Methods, measures, and associations with physical activity and sedentary behaviours).
- Candice Pullen (Prevention of cardiovascular damage in rat models of hypertension and diabetes mellitus by resveratrol and nebivolol).