We honoured and celebrated the academic achievements of Indigenous students at our inaugural Indigenous Undergraduate Student Awards night held on 31 October 2017. The awards acknowledged the efforts our students make to succeed in their studies.
Academic awards were presented to students from each of JCU’s six Colleges and the Diploma of Higher Education. Two 'Spirit Awards' were presented to students who had shown exceptional strength and resilience to overcome setbacks and persist with their studies.
These awards are designed to reward and encourage Indigenous students’ efforts to persist and succeed. The celebration provides an inspiring showcase to other Indigenous students and to our many supporters across the JCU community, the Indigenous community, across education, Industry and government sectors, and the community at large.
Irene Robinson (Cairns) – Bachelor of Arts
Jaime Ahwang (Cairns) – Bachelor of Social Work
Ben Toborek (External) – Bachelor of Business
Kylie Arlidge (Cairns) – Bachelor of Laws
Shenade Muller (Townsville) – Bachelor of Science
Hetty McLaughlin (Townsville) – Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Clarissa Marrinan (Townsville) – Bachelor of Nursing Science-Bachelor of Midwifery
Jefferson Mobbs (Cairns) – Bachelor of Exercise Physiology
Sapphire Watkinson (Townsville) – Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
Liam White (Cairns) – Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Nicole Quin (Townsville) – Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Joanne Kaczmarek (Townsville)
Corey Quinlan (Townsville)
Phillip Obah (Townsville) – Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Business
James Leftwich (Cairns) – Bachelor of Business
Through our individual cultural heritage we are connected to our traditional groups and have a responsibility and commitment to engage with and contribute to supporting the aspirations of our people.
As Aboriginal and Torres Strait Peoples and those who work alongside us we have an obligation to ensure that the voice of the community is heard and listened to within the university. We achieve this through our numerous family, community and organisational connections and obligations, our teaching and learning and research work, and our advisory and support role within the greater community.