Arts College stars

Congratulations to the College of Arts students who were named the Most Outstanding Students for 2013 at a recent awards’ evening.

Vocational education and training (TAFE) awards

  • Screen and Media student – Hayden DeSailly
  • Library student – Virginia Delaney
  • Sound Production student – Drew Campbell
  • Liberal Arts student – Erin O’Neill
  • Music student – Elijah Maddern
  • Disability student – Cassandra McPhelim
  • Community Services student – Malek Madol
  • Graphic Design student – Sophie Turner
  • Visual Arts student (and recipient of the Fiona Myer Award) – Sarah Hayes
  • Professional Writing and Editing student – Melody Soan

Higher Education awards

  • Bachelor of Communication student – Aaron Portelli
  • Mature-age Professional Writing student – Matthew Magro
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional English Communication student – Ha Nguyen
  • History student – Laura Rovetto
  • Fourth Year Psychology student – Daniella Zileski
  • Postgraduate Community Psychology student – Linda Chiodo
  • Non-Vietnamese First Year Vietnamese student – Rhiannon Canway
  • Literary Studies student – Sophie Williams
  • International Fieldwork project – Anmoy Chakma
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts Industries students – Alexandra Thornton and Bruce Pagunsan
  • First Year Bachelor of Creative Arts Industries student – Jessica O’Sullivan
  • Second Year Bachelor of Creative Arts Industries student – Stephen Moore
  • Final year Politics student from the Bachelor of International Studies – Eddy Webster
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) student – Catherine Meeson
  • Postgraduate Coursework student – Erica Bradford
  • Postgraduate Research Student – Karen Berger
  • Final Year Social Work student contribution – Jacinta Hegarty
  • Highest Achieving First-Year Bachelor of Arts student – Samuel Hutton
  • Dean’s Scholar Award – Highest Achieving student in the College of Arts – Adam Bromage

Jesse Twomey, a Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) graduate and now the southeast Asia desk officer for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Canberra was guest speaker. He spoke of the many opportunities he undertook as an undergraduate, including a semester of study abroad in Beijing, and a Victorian Parliamentary Internship. 

The 2013 Dean's Scholar recipient was Adam Bromage, who is currently enrolled in his Honours year in the Bachelor of Science (Psychology). Adam has received several other VU awards including the Executive Dean’s High Achievement Scholarship In 2011, and Most Outstanding First Year Arts' Undergraduate Student in 2012. Adam also received a national award as an outstanding peer leader from the National Centre for Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) for his work as a peer mentor.

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