CQUniversity Graduation Day.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
CQUniversity Graduation Day.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka ROK250816agraduat

Life is for living graduates, but get ready for a bumpy ride

THE BLOOD, sweat, tears and many, many hours of doing assignments have all boiled to an end today for more than 100 students.

CQUniversity Rockhampton North is hosting a graduation ceremony today from 2pm, honouring 120 graduates.

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CQUni alumnus, David Battersby AM, will be granted the honorary degree of Doctor of the University for his work in providing leadership and significant service to the tertiary sector and regional communities.

Professor Battersby spent a decade as Vice-Chancellor of Federation University Australia (from 2006-2016) and became inaugural Chair of the Regional Universities Network (RUN) in 2011.

Dorothy Demack and Reverend John Coleman will be given the honorary award of Companion of the University. Dorothy has been a long-term volunteer with the CQUniversity's Animal Ethics Committee and John has been a long-term volunteer to the Human Research Ethics Committee.

A guest address will be spoken by Rockhampton-based financial services executive David French, Managing Director and Chairman of The Investment Collective.

His speech was inspiring and uplifting with the following sentiments in closure:

"Today is a day of celebration for you all, and you are right to be proud of your efforts and your degree. But never be so proud as to close your mind to others. You will meet a lot of people in your life. Some you will like. Some you will loathe. Some will have forgotten more than you have ever learned. You can learn from all of them. This degree is just the start, so keep your eyes and ears open.

"Understand that life is not linear. So, don't be disappointed if you deviate from the straight line of school, university, job, marriage, children. Life is for living, and there will be short cuts, wrong turns, rocky stretches and thankfully nice smooth bitumen, every once in a while, too.”

The ceremony included five PhD graduates and 9 Masters graduates, as well as those who have completed vocational certificates, diplomas and bachelor degrees.


Certificate III in Aged Care

Vanessa Bridget Selman

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Jayde Elizabeth Thompson

Diploma of Justice Studies

Penny-Leigh Swift

Diploma of Nursing

Christine Jane Bateman

Catherine Elizabeth Buntain

Monica Jade Chivers

Charmaine Marie Cooke

Carmen Kim Harms

Stephanie Jade Hegarty

Shannell Jasmin Maree Van Nek

Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Catrina Elyce Brand

Kelly Byrne

Skye Louise Curtis

Cathleen Margaret Fisher

Tracey Anne Laberge

Keelan Olivia June McDonald

Tammy Louise Read

Vanessa Bridget Selman

Karen Michelle Smith

Diploma of Business

Dakota Maree Richards

Diploma of Digital Media

Bruce Wayne Partington

Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering)

William Joseph Crowe

Gyles de Vere

Liam Ryan Geraghty

Joshua John Kohler

Jackson Dean Loram

Joshua Paul McErlean

Samuel Patrick Mulhern

Jake Brian Olive

Thomas Jack O'Reilly

Callen Smythe

Lindsay Maree Stafford

Matthew Harold Stephensen

Liam Harrison Turner

Associate Degree of Engineering (Civil)

Welatanthrige Senaka Chaminda Botheju

Bachelor of Accident Forensics

Alida Thais Langlois

Louis James Magnussen

Bachelor of Accounting

Md Rumman Ferdous Dip

Claire Maree Doonar

Ryan Norton Greci Morgan

Sean Ryan Nielsen

Amanda Sarah Anne Palmer

Breanna Renee Schwass

Nicholas Lee Scoleri

Cecilia May White

Bachelor of Accounting with Distinction

Maddison Kate Brown

Bachelor of Arts

Patricia Mary Hayman

Bachelor of Biomedical Science with Distinction

Rozalia Bagyi

Bachelor of Building Design with Distinction

Ross Allen Edwards

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Zoe Beth Kennedy

Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management) with Distinction

Sarah Kimberley Kerr

Bachelor of Business (Management and Supply Chain Management)

Sean Allister Burrough

Jye Maitland Cheesman

Bachelor of Business (Management and Supply Chain Management) with Distinction

Megan Younger

Bachelor of Business (Management)

Monique Bitossi

Jane Ellen Martyr

Bachelor of Business (Marketing and Public Relations)

Rachel Hannah Bates

Bachelor of Business (Supply Chain Management)

Joanne Elizabeth Salkeld

Bachelor of Digital Media

Daniel Lachlan Griffin

Fiona Elise Hitson

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) with Distinction

Leanne Tracy Chippendale

Bachelor of Emergency Service

Kevin Charles Cook

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences

Leodegario Bicol Capio

Emily Anna Keehn

Clinton Frederick Ian Orford

Bachelor of Human Services

Sarah Murphy

Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) (Network Security) with Distinction

Tobias Cumming

Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security)

Thuan Mai Le

Bachelor of Laws

Erin Paige Clarkson

Michelle Janette Dewar

Amilia Jane Stewart

Erin Honor Thomasson

Bachelor of Laws with Distinction

Melissa Sheree Ellwood

Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology)

Justine Elizabeth Redhead

Bachelor of Nursing

Doreen Nakayi Muzhingi

Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety

Shaun Cameron Price

Bachelor of Professional Communication (Journalism)

Kelsie Raye Foster

Bachelor of Professional Communication (Marketing) with Distinction

Jessica Maree Powell

Bachelor of Property

Leslie Raymond Kuorikoski

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Breanna Renae Filer

Bachelor of Public Health (Health Promotion)

Marlene Rose Lucht

Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Conservation Biology) with Distinction

Bridget Barnes

Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

Sara Smalley

Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with Distinction

Glenn William Collins

Bachelor of Accounting/ Bachelor of Business (Management)

Dakota Pamela Patterson

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Sarah Kathleen Brown

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)/Bachelor of Professional Communication with Distinction

Hilary Margaret Sinfield

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)

Gyles de Vere

Jackson Dean Loram

Jordan Daniel Maultby

Joshua Paul McErlean

Lindsay Maree Stafford

Matthew Harold Stephensen

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)


William Joseph Crowe

Liam Edwards

Liam Ryan Geraghty

Jake Roland Mears

Samuel Patrick Mulhern

Karl Brandon Muller

Jake Brian Olive

Arnoldus Reyneke

Max Brian Shepherd

Liam Harrison Turner

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)


Joshua John Kohler

Nicholas Jacques Le Lacheur

Nyashadzashe Mashiri

Joel Stuart McTaggart

Thomas Jack O'Reilly

Callen Smythe

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Maria Carmen Madueno

Graduate Certificate in Asset and Maintenance Management with Distinction

Hayley Karen Daniels

Graduate Certificate in Authentic Leadership

Tamara Leigh Murray

Graduate Certificate in Authentic Leadership with Distinction

Barbara Ann Miller

Shaune Sinclair

Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice

Joanne Leigh Jennings

Master of Advanced Safety Science Practice

Kristine Louise Cotter

Master of Asset and Maintenance Management

Daniel Runzonza

Master of Information Technology (Networks and Information Security)

Sai Krishna Chiram Setty

Rakesh Sagar Mandadi

Master of Management for Engineers

Bhargav Dineshbhai Makwana

James Andrew Edward Mitford

Nishant Harshadkumar Patel

Master of Professional Accounting

David Ramon Gomez Duran

Master of Project Management

Mit Kamleshbhai Patel

Master of Teaching (Primary)

Serena Michelle Kase

Master of Teaching (Primary) with Distinction

Benita Lynn Klowss

Master of Applied Science

Kirsty Eva Isabel MacRae

Doctor of Philosophy

Robyn Terese Donovan

Tracy Maree Flenady

Narayan Gyawali

Anastasi Kosmadopoulos

Md Mofijur Rahman

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