This year’s Graduation ceremonies in Sydney and Melbourne were a joyous occasion for Kent’s graduating students, family and friends. The Sydney ceremony took place in the Sydney Masonic Centre and had over 80 graduating students receive their testamurs from the Chair of Kent’s Academic Board. The Guest Speaker, Ms Sonya Ibrahim, Head of HR Direct at Grant Thornton shared her wealth of HR experience with the graduating students and provided insights on how to improve their own personal brand when seeking employment. Ms Myrvee Ortega received the Dr Tony Koop Student Leadership Award, Mr Ron Chapman received the Teaching Excellence Award for Vocational Education and Training and Mr Danny Nguyen received the Teaching Excellence Award for Higher Education. The ceremony concluded with Kent’s student representative, Ms Myrvee Ortega, speaking avidly about her experiences as an international student and the Chair of the Academic Board issuing a final ‘charge to graduates’. Special guests included the Consul Generals from the Philippines and Pakistan. Thank you to everyone who made the ceremony possible and to all the graduating students for attending.
The Melbourne ceremony was held at the Rendezvous Hotel and had over 70 graduating students in attendance. Mr Neil Edwards, a public policy and management professional, was the distinguished guest speaker and challenged students to achieve their wildest ambitions upon their graduation from Kent. Ms Jasmine Nagpal, Kent’s student representative for Melbourne, responded on behalf of the graduating students with an inspirational speech. Dr. Priyantha Bandara received the Teaching Excellence Award for Higher Education and the Chair of the Academic Board issuing a final ‘charge to graduates’.
Congratulations to all graduating students this year, we wish you well with your future endeavours and look forward to hearing your successes in the years to come.
You can view more photos on our Facebook page from both ceremonies.