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VU awards Medals of Excellence

Victoria University recognised the hard work and leadership of several exceptional graduates by awarding them with Medals of Excellence as part of the University’s recent graduation ceremonies.

KENSINGTON resident Jelvie Grech, a Master of Business graduate in enterprise resource planning systems, received High Distinctions in all 12 of her units and a Grades Point Average (GPA) of 7, the highest academic rating. Jelvie commenced her degree part-time while raising three young children and working full-time as an analyst at Linfox. 

FOOTSCRAY resident Alawiah Ibrahim, a Doctor Philosophy graduate, completed a substantial PhD project in a complex area of Mathematics. Her thesis was ranked the highest of VU’s 48 research graduates theses, with her three examiners unanimous in their praise about its invaluable contribution to furthering mathematical understanding.

FLEMINGTON resident Penelope Macglashan, a Bachelor of Arts student in Kyinandoo (Indigenous studies) earned High Distinctions in all units – including one 100 out of 100 – and a Grades Point Average (GPA) of 7, the highest academic rating. Penelope is a single parent who also runs an indoor play centre in Flemington. She plans to continue into VU’s Masters of Education program in 2015.

Photos of Medal of Excellence recipients are available.

Victoria University’s Medals of Excellence are awarded at its May and October graduation ceremonies to students who have achieved academic excellence or demonstrated strong leadership during their course.

VU Media Contact:
Ann Marie Angebrandt, Media Producer
Marketing and Advancement, Victoria University
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Phone: (03) 9919 5487



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