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450 students to graduate in last ceremonies of 2016 - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

450 students to graduate in last ceremonies of 2016

About 1,900 people are expected to join the excitement of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s final Graduation Ceremonies of 2016, to be held on Thursday 29 September.

The family and friends of about 450 graduands will celebrate alongside local business people, community representatives and supporters and partners of USC, which is this year marking its milestone 20-year anniversary.

Four USC ceremonies will be held in a row at the Flinders Performance Centre at nearby Matthew Flinders Anglican College in Stringybark Road, Buderim.

Renovations to USC’s Sports Stadium have prompted the temporary move off campus for the graduation ceremonies on 29 September.

Media are welcome to attend the USC ceremonies at Flinders Performance Centre, 1-47 Stringybark Road, Buderim. Free parking is available on site.

The USC Faculty of Arts, Business and Law ceremonies will be at 9am and noon, and the Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering ceremonies will be at 3pm and 6pm.

USC holds a series of graduation ceremonies twice a year to enable its graduands to be recognised for their hard work and success as they officially receive their degree certificates.

Ceremonies will feature the presentation of top medals to outstanding students and honorary awards to outstanding individuals.

An honorary senior fellowship will go to wildlife photographer Gerard Mills for his contribution to the natural environment.

An honorary doctorate will be awarded to Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre founder Wong Siew Te for his contribution to wildlife conservation and environmental education.

Former USC Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) and Professor of Property and Development Mike Hefferan will become an Emeritus Professor in recognition of his contributions to the University.

The events will be video-streamed live on the USC website at www.usc.edu.au/graduation.

— Julie Schomberg

Sours: https://www.usc.edu.au/about/usc-news/news-archive/2016/september/450-students-to-graduate-in-last-ceremonies-of-2016

Commencement 2016: The Big Day is Here

Graduates, families and friends — more than 60,000 in all — participated in USC’s Commencement 2016 festivities on campus on Friday, May 13. Amid the various events, USC Dornsife conferred 1,622 Bachelor of Arts degrees and 374 Bachelor of Science degrees. It also conferred 605 graduate degrees.

Degree candidates, Half Century Trojans, faculty and distinguished guests formed a processional leaving Bovard Auditorium at 8:30 a.m. USC President C. L. Max Nikias presided over the main ceremony at 9 a.m. in Alumni Park.

Larry Ellison, the founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation, delivered the USC commencement address. Ellison, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mark Stevens, Mary Stevens, Selim Zilkha and Jackie Lacey received honorary degrees.


 

Below you will find photo slideshows from Commencement 2016 at USC Dornsife.

2016 USC Dornsife Commencement

USC Dornsife’s Commencement took place Friday, May 13 on the University Park campus. Photos by Mike Glier and Mira Zimet.

USC Dornsife Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony 2016

USC Dornsife’s Ph.D. hooding ceremony took place on Thursday, May 12 at Cromwell Field. Photos by Mike Glier.


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Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony photos

Commencement Day photos


 

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Location and Schedule Changes

Please note that today's commencement will be divided into two ceremonies, one at 3:00 p.m. and one at 6:00 p.m., and will take place at the UofSC Aiken Convocation Center instead of Aiken High. See the schedule below for further details. 

All Graduates will receive 4 tickets each


May 4 - Academic Honors Awards Ceremony

7:00 p.m. in the Etherredge Center
Due to COVID restrictions, attendance may be limited


May 5


Schedule

Note: Commencement activities will follow the inclement weather schedule below. All events previously scheduled to take place at Aiken High School will now occur on the UofSC Aiken campus. 

TimeEvent

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

School of Education pinning, SAC Mezz

10:30 – 11:30 p.m.

School of Nursing pinning, Etherredge Center

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Rehearsal for all graduates, Convocation Center

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Masters Hooding ceremony, Etherredge Center

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Commencement #1, Convocation Center

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Commencement #2, Convocation Center

  • Commencement Group #1 (Arts & Sciences):

Major Name

Degree Name

Art

Bachelor of Arts

Biology

Bachelor of Arts

Chemistry

Bachelor of Arts

Communication

Bachelor of Arts

Communication and Digital Arts

Bachelor of Arts

English

Bachelor of Arts

Fine Arts

Bachelor of Arts

History

Bachelor of Arts

Music

Bachelor of Arts

Political Science 

Bachelor of Arts

Psychology

Bachelor of Arts

Sociology

Bachelor of Arts

Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Applied Computer Science

Bachelor of Science

Applied Mathematics

Bachelor of Science

Biology

Bachelor of Science

Chemistry

Bachelor of Science

Clinical Laboratory Science

Bachelor of Science

Exercise and Sports Science

Bachelor of Science

Industrial Process Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Mathematics and Computer Science

Bachelor of Science

Psychology

Bachelor of Science

Applied Clinical Psychology

Master of Science

  • Commencement Group #2 (Professional Schools):
    • BSBA
    • BAE
    • BASE
    • BSN
    • MBA
    • MED

Major Name

Degree Name

Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Arts in Education

Elementary Education

Bachelor of Arts in Education

Middle Level Education

Bachelor of Arts in Education

Secondary Education

Bachelor of Arts in Education

Special Education

Bachelor of Arts in Special Education

Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nursing - R.N.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

Learning Design and Technologies 

Master of Education

Educator Leadership

Master of Education

Sours: https://www.usca.edu/graduation
The 136th USC Commencement

Previous ceremonies - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Graduation ceremonies - Tuesday 6 April 2021

Ceremony 1 - 2021 Business and Creative Industries 

Student awards

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Max Walker - Bachelor of Design (Vis Comm)
  • Dylan Brown - Bachelor of Business
  • Murray Richards - Bachelor of Design
  • Erika Arndt - Bachelor of Creative Writing

Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Kayla Hart - Bachelor Creative Industries
  • Alice Carlqvist - Bachelor Creative Industries
  • Hayley Hartland - Bachelor Creative Industries
  • Kirsty O'Callaghan - Bachelor of Communication
  • Krystal Blair - Bachelor Creative Industries
Ceremony 2 - 2021 Education 

Student awards

Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Jade Wearne - Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Graduate Entry)
Ceremony 3 - Business

Honorary Award - Distinguished Companion

Don Maconachie 

Student awards

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Katja Horstmann - Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management)
  • Luke Booker - Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Lenny Cooper - Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Felicia Wong - Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Jessie Martin - Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Esther Latcham - Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Andrew Galer - Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
Ceremony 4 - Nursing and Midwifery 

Honorary Doctorate

Senator Claire Moore

Student awards

Chancellor Medal 

  • Raymart Walker - Bachelor of International Studies 

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Kate Cooper - Bachelor of Urban Design and Town Planning (Honours)
  • Raymart Walker - Bachelor of International Studies
  • Kaylicia Stott - Bachelor of Social Science

Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Rhys Walker - Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
  • Michelle Barber - Bachelor of Arts/Business
  • Naomi Vaotuua - Bachelor of Social Science


Graduation ceremonies - Wednesday 7 April 2021

Ceremony 5 - 2021 Nursing (Surname A-K)

Emeritus Professor

Professor Marianne Wallis

Student awards

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Alison Megson - Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Monique Hall - Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Craig Maunder - Bachelor of Paramedic Science

Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Bernadette Fryer - Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Elliot Brown - Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Kayla Torres - Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Olivia Dowdell - Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Jaihyoung Park - Bachelor of Nursing Science
Ceremony 6 - 2021 Science, Technology and Engineering

Emeritus Professor

Professor Robert Elliot 

Student awards

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Beverly Brocklehurst - Bachelor of Animal Ecology
  • David Heyne - Bachelor of Science
  • Lisa Musgrove - Bachelor of Science

Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Jack Murray - Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)
  • James Day - Bachelor Information & Communication Technology
  • Jessica Webb - Bachelor of Science
  • Keelan Harrington - Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Georgia Collins - Bachelor of Animal Ecology
Ceremony 7 -2021 Nursing (Surname L-Z)

Student awards

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Michelle Bishop - Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Hannah Guijt - Bachelor of Nursing Science/ Bachelor of Midwifery

Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Stacey Small - Bachelor of Midwifery
Ceremony 8 - 2021 Health and Behavioural Sciences

Emeritus Professor

Professor Phil Graham 

Student awards

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Savannah Love - Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • Jessamy Symmonds - Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Taylor Keuning - Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Deborah Moran - Bachelor Social Science (Psychology)
  • Eddy Xiong - Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Darrell Eckley - Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Joshua Cabucos - Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Crystal Smith - Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Sandya Indrajit - Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Chun-Huei Liu - Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Nishant Sharma - Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Stephanie Lau - Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Olivia McCluskey - Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Nicholas Es'Haghi - Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Sean Fraser - Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Melanie Richmond - Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Akhil Singh - Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Jesse Xie - Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Caoimhe Mallon - Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • X Forest Bluefeather - Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Ting Tai - Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Archlia Lin - Bachelor of Medical Science

Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Victoria Clark - Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • Melissa Bartels - Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • Daniel Finch - Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Alpesh Lal - Bachelor of Biomedical Sci (Accelerated)
  • Amelia Winkler - Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Madeline Foster - Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Jordan Sibley - Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • Venuri Wagaarachchi - Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Sarah Earl - Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Cameron Thomson - Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • X Sky Bluefeather - Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Tiffany Ho - Bachelor of Biomedical Sci (Accelerated)


Graduation ceremonies - Thursday 8 April 2021

Ceremony 9 -2021 Health and Behavioural Sciences

Honorary Award - Distinguished Companion

Mark Bradley

Student awards

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Pheh Ping Chang - Bachelor of Dietetics
  • Isabella O'Brien - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
  • Christie Warner - Bachelor of Health Science
  • Catherine Garton - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Annette Fletcher - Bachelor of Dietetics
  • Belinda Conway - Bachelor of Dietetics
  • Ruth Thompson - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
  • Maddison McLeod - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
Ceremony 10 - 2020 Counselling, Psychology and Social Science
  • Emeritus Professor
    Professor Karen Nelson  
Ceremony 11 - 2020 Health and Behavioural Sciences

Honorary Doctorate

Dame Noeline Taurua

Ceremony 12 - 2020 Education and Tertiary Access

Graduation ceremonies - Friday 9 April 2021

Ceremony 13 -2020 Business

Honorary Award - Distinguished Companion

Mark Nugent

Ceremony 14 - 2020 Nursing (Surname A-K)

Emeritus Professor

Professor Greg Hill

Honorary Senior Fellow

Laraine Hill

Distinguished Companion

Noela Burton 

Ceremony 15 - 2020 Law and Society 
Ceremony 16 - 2020 Science and Engineering

Honorary Senior Fellow

Gary McLennan 


Graduation ceremonies - Saturday 10 April 2021

Ceremony 17 -2020 Nursing (Surname L-Z)

Honorary Doctorate

Gerard Sutton 

Ceremony 18 - 2020 Accounting, Finance and Creative Industries

Honorary Doctorate

John Marsden 

Ceremony 19 - 2020 Paramedicine and Nursing 

Honorary Senior Fellow

Jacquelyn Wright 

Ceremony 20 - 2020 Business and ICT

Fraser Coast Graduation ceremony - Friday 23 April 2021

Ceremony 21 -2020 and 2021 cohorts 

  • Distinguished Companion 
    Graham Young

Student awards

Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Christina Buchan - Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Annaleisa Hinchcliffe - Bachelor of Nursing Science

Graduation celebration - Thursday 1 October 2020

Watch the 4pm ceremony

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

  • Bradley William Lines—Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • Jack Koci—Doctor of Philosophy
  • Madison Kimberley–Marie Sundgren—Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) – Class I
  • Myles Benjamin Kreis—Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Savannah Lee Epskamp—Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Werner Pretorius—Master of Business Administration

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Anne McKay—Bachelor of Arts
  • Cherie Stanley—Bachelor of Dietetics
  • Christina Carde—Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Courtney Smith—Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Emma Norman—Bachelor of Business
  • Evangeline Bryce—Bachelor of Arts
  • Georgia Moore—Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Hannah Leneham—Bachelor of Nursing Science / Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Helen Penridge—Bachelor of Arts
  • Jane Brouet—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Jazlin Younger—Bachelor of Health Science
  • Kasey Webb—Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Katja Horstmann—Bachelor of Business
  • Kelvin Le—Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Madison Nitschke—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Mahli Burgin—Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Matthew Mccurdy—Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Science
  • Michaela Kerr—Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Mikaela Bell—Bachelor of Science
  • Naomi Joyce—Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) Class I
  • Natalie Joergensen—Bachelor of Business (International Business)
  • Nathan Schafer—Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology
  • Nicole Wright—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Shannon Horsfall—Bachelor of Creative Writing
  • Thomas Banks—Bachelor of Science
  • Tiffany Stevenson—Bachelor of Business
  • William Hewitt—Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • Wilma Enberg—Bachelor of Animal Ecology

Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Adelina Haluska—Bachelor of Animal Ecology
  • Alexie Truscott—Bachelor of Social Work
  • Alicia Cloarec-Riouat—Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Anna Van Setten—Bachelor of Business
  • Annika Radu—Bachelor of Animal Ecology
  • Anthony Kitching—Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Asha Sara—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Bethan Tiene—Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
  • Brie Wilson—Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)
  • Broghan Foote—Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Carolyn Ferguson—Bachelor of Environmental Management
  • Chantel Conwell—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Christopher Dixon—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Chui Ying Lai—Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)
  • Cinty Buxton—Bachelor of Communication
  • Clair Magaharan—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Danique Maas—Bachelor of Business
  • Elizabeth Huxley—Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Eloise Fawcett—Bachelor of Health Science
  • Emma Rogers—Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Graduate Entry)
  • Erin Medland—Bachelor of Science
  • Gavin Harm—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Hanna Weisser—Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) Class 1
  • Hannah Emms—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Jacqueline Vescovi—Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)
  • Jessica Kessel—Bachelor of Design
  • Justine Ashton—Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)
  • Kate Ison—Bachelor of Design
  • Katrina Stevens—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Kim Monteforte—Bachelor of Animal Ecology
  • Larissa Reeman—Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)
  • Lars Hansen—Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Leslie Gugger—Bachelor of Creative Industries
  • Lisa Brown—Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
  • Loretta Wilkinson—Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)  
  • Mallory Hermann—Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Maria De Burca—Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Maria-Louise Beaumont—Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Matthew Meares—Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) Class 1 
  • Mitchell Tanner—Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Nicholas Duthie—Bachelor of Information & Communications Technology
  • Nicole Tolputt—Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Olivia Morrison—Bachelor of Science
  • Rachael Weaver—Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Robert Wells—Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours)
  • Ronnie Patterson—Bachelor of Nursing Science/ Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Ryan Johnston—Bachelor of Science
  • Samara Kerr—Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)
  • Shaun McGuinness—Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Steven McMillan—Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours)
  • Susan Stevens—Bachelor of Nursing Science/ Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Timothy McDermott—Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)
  • Toby Collins—Bachelor of Animal Ecology
  • Trina Sims—Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Troy Bamford—Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Valentina Soler Arango—Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Graduation ceremonies - Wednesday 10 April 2019

Ceremony 1 - Science and Engineering
Ceremony 2 - Health Science and Sport Science 
Ceremony 3 - Paramedicine and Occupational Therapy 
Ceremony 4 - Nursing and Midwifery 
Student awards

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Angus Warfield-McAlpine— Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Alistair Kerr— Bachelor of Science
  • Abby Hine— Bachelor of Animal Ecology
  • Tanara Hinschen— Bachelor of Animal Ecology
  • Rebecca McClure— Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics 
  • Emma Perry— Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science
  • Leah Clyne— Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Baily Causon— Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Jason Carter— Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Natalie Wairoa— Bachelor of Paramedic Science

Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Caroline Evans—Bachelor of Science
  • Ami Cochrane—Bachelor of Animal Ecology
  • Kim Penglase—Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Samuel Thompson—Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Brianna Helley—Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Nyssa Barry—Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Luca Maioli—Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Hannah Baker—Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Havalah Grace—Bachelor of Nutrition
  • Katherine Keough—Bachelor of Nutrition
  • Adam Robertshaw—Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Owen Dugdale—Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Melanie Wright—Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics 
  • Claudia Cutler—Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
  • Georgina Lamprecht—Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
  • Karisha Power—Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Bridget McHugh—Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Nicholas Truscott—Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Jacob Sutton—Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Amber Woodforth—Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Katharyn Ryan—Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Luke Goldsworthy—Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Laura Morris—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Laura Keldoulis—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Stacy Neuhahn—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Hayley Unthank—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Brett Wortman—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Louise Davey—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Amanda Laurens—Bachelor of Nursing Science

Graduation ceremonies - Thursday 11 April 2019

Ceremony 5 - Education
Ceremony 6 - Social Sciences 
Ceremony 7 - Arts and Communication
Ceremony 8 - Undergraduate Business 
Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

  • Deb Kelsey—Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Renee Currenti— Master of Arts

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Lisa Tritton—Bachelor of Primary Education
  • Christie Franks—Bachelor of International Studies
  • Tayla Larsen—Bachelor of Journalism
  • Maise Cunningham—Bachelor of Journalism 
  • Kent Olive—Bachelor of Arts
  • Nicole Stephens—Bachelor of Creative Writing
  • Kellie Purcill—Bachelor of Creative Writing
  • Rebekah Ferguson—Bachelor of Arts
  • Annie Sterling—Bachelor of Creative Industries 

Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Sharon Pacey— Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Graduate Entry)
  • Nicole Jarvis—Bachelor of Counselling
  • Sarah Dorsett—Bachelor of Design
  • Katie Whitton—Bachelor of Design
  • Sadie Farmer—Bachelor of Design and Marketing
  • Samuel Dunstan—Bachelor of Communication
  • Amanda Fiedler—Bachelor of Creative Industries
  • Jill McLennan—Bachelor of Business
  • Patrick McKeering—Bachelor of Business (Management)

Graduation ceremonies - Friday 12 April 2019

Ceremony 9 - Commerce and Business diplomas 
Ceremony 10 - Law and Postgraduate Business 
Ceremony 11 - Master of Business Administration
Ceremony 12 - Master of Accounting and Master of Management
Honorary awards

Honorary Doctorate 

  • The Honourable Chief Justice Susan Kiefel AC
Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

  • Michael Jefferies—Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning)

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Joseph Davies—Bachelor of Information & Communication Technology 
  • Paul Hoggard—Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Beth McKenna—Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Social Science

Fraser Coast Graduation ceremony - Wednesday 1 May 2019

4pm Ceremony - Nursing Science, Primary Education and Business

Honorary Senior Fellow

Chancellor's Medal

Graduation ceremonies - Thursday 26 September 2019

Ceremony 1 - Creative Industries, Law and Criminology and Social Sciences
Ceremony 2 - Undergraduate Business
Ceremony 3 - Postgraduate Business
Honorary awards

Emeritus Professor

Honorary Senior Fellow

  • Natasha Read
  • Suzanne Innes

Distinguished Companion 

Staff awards

Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Bachelor of Criminology and Justice Team 

Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching – Sessional

Jacqueline Burgess

Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Research – Early Career

Bindi Bennett

Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Service

Danielle Cathcart

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

  • Mandula Barta—Master of International Development
  • Amy De Wet—Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Belinda Harris—Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management)

University Medal 

  • Melissa Bartels—Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
  • Drew Beveridge—Bachelor of Journalism 
  • Ciara-Lee Tranter—Bachelor of Social Work
  • Tayla Everson—Bachelor of Business (International Business)
  • Paul Hindes—Bachelor of Property Economics and Development 

Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Anthea Maher—Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Class I
  • Mark Gerrett—Bachelor of Creative Writing
  • Colleen Tully-Wilson—Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Class I
  • Amelia Bradley—Bachelor of Creative Writing
  • Peta Carmock—Bachelor of Counselling
  • Jakob Nicholls—Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
  • Katie Brown—Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Stacie Barker—Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management)
  • Sarah Tunstall—Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

Graduation ceremonies - Friday 27 September 2019

Ceremony 4 - Education, Science and Engineering
Ceremony 5 - Health and Sport Sciences
Ceremony 6 - Nursing and Midwifery 
Honorary awards

Emeritus Professor

  • Professor Margaret Barnes

Honorary Senior Fellow

Chancellor's Stole 

Staff awards

Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Service

ERA Submission team 

Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Engagement

Detection Dogs for Conservation team 

Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching – Sessional

Peter Curtis 

Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Research 

Professor Jim Lagopoulos

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

  • Sarah Payne—Bachelor of Nursing Science

University Medal 

  • Tina Haagensen—Bachelor of Animal Ecology
  • Carlie Smith—Bachelor of Health Science
  • Janina Sugg—Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)

Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Storm Woolley—Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Vanessa Hooper—Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Hayley Lincoln—Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Olivia Lobwein—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Jeesun Kim—Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)
  • Meghan Lucken—Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)

Fraser Coast Graduation ceremony - Thursday 3 October 2019

4pm Ceremony - Animal Ecology, Business, Human Services, Nursing Science and Primary Education

Honorary award ceremony - Monday 12 February 2018

Honorary award - State Library, Southbank 

Honorary Doctorate 

Graduation ceremonies - Wednesday 11 April 2018

Ceremony 1 - Science and Engineering
Ceremony 2 - Health Science and Sport Science 
Ceremony 3 - Education (Postgraduate) and Occupational Therapy 
Ceremony 4 - Education (Undergraduate) 
Honorary awards

Honorary Doctorate 

Honorary Senior Fellow

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

  • Nina Ashfield—Bachelor of Science (Honours) Class I
  • Tracy Hardy— Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Michael Bugden— Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Keely Hughes— Bachelor of Science
  • Daniel Czajkowski— Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Gabrielle Schaffer— Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Allison Camille— Bachelor of Primary Education

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Cassandra Duncan—Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Jessica Bettega—Bachelor of Animal Ecology
  • Kassandra Campbell—Bachelor of Animal Ecology
  • Laura Donnelly—Bachelor of Animal Ecology
  • Sarah Thackwray—Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Brendan Boyd—Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Annabel Webber—Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Accelerated)
  • Ebony Verdouw—Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

Graduation ceremonies - Thursday 12 April 2018

Ceremony 5 - Bachelor of Nursing Science (A-K)
Ceremony 6 - Bachelor of Nursing Science (L-Z)
Ceremony 7 - Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine  
Ceremony 8 - Social Science
Honorary awards

Emeritus Professor

Honorary Senior Fellow

  • Bruce Cowley 
  • Julie-Anne Mee
Student awards

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Vanessa Tyson— Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Jane Fraser— Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Steven Hannay— Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Emma Williams— Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Naomi Lewis— Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Maggie-Rose Bayliss—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Brooke Greber-Smith—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Hadrian Davenport—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Lanie Roewer—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Sarah Roche—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Lisa Sanderson—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Amelie Drouin—Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)
  • Ada Moore—Bachelor of Midwifery 
  • Alina Fagan—Bachelor of Midwifery 
  • Bethany Williams-Holthouse—Bachelor of Regional & Urban Planning (Honours)

Graduation ceremonies - Friday 13 April 2018

Ceremony 9 - Law and Business 
Ceremony 10 - Bachelor of Business  
Ceremony 11 - Communication and Creative Industries  
Honorary awards

Emeritus Professor 

Honorary Doctorate 

Student awards

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Bronte Newcombe— Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Sara Ismar— Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Michael Cook— Bachelor of Arts
  • Nicole Hegarty— Bachelor of Journalism
  • Ann Chee Liew— Bachelor of Design and Marketing

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Blake Crook—Bachelor of Bachelor Laws/Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Holly McMillan—Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Brett Letcher—Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • Conor Fogarty—Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
  • Kate Barker—Bachelor of Arts
  • Amy McCann—Bachelor of Journalism 

Fraser Coast Graduation ceremony - Thursday 19 April 2018

4pm Ceremony - Nursing Science and Human Services

Guest speaker

Noeline Taurua

Graduation ceremonies - Thursday 27 September 2018

Ceremony 1 - Education
Ceremony 2 - Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
Ceremony 3 - Science, Engineering, Health Sciences and Sport Science 
Staff awards

Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Research 

Professor Paul Southgate

Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Research – Early Career

Dr Kylie Scales 

Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Engagement

Professor Mary Katsikitis

Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Dr Wayne Graham  

Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching – Sessional

Leone Smith 

Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Service

Moreton Bay Design Team 

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal 

  • Amanda Keldouis— Bachelor of Nursing Science

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Karis Howard— Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Larisa Chudina—Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Jessica Collins—Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Kaitlan Cunningham—Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)
  • Alison Daly—Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)
  • Amanda Keldoulis—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Bridget Horsey—Bachelor of Nutrition
  • Alistair Yap—Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Kjell-Arne Oeyen—Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science
  • Charlotte-Bree Williams—Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Jarred Burke—Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
  • Jenelle Ibbeson—Bachelor of Animal Ecology
  • Karla Van Huyssteen—Bachelor of Science

Graduation ceremonies - Friday 28 September 2018

Ceremony 4 - Communication, Creative Industries and Social Sciences 
Ceremony 5 - Undergraduate Business and Law
Ceremony 6 - Postgraduate Business
Staff awards

Emeritus Professor

Chancellor's Stole

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal 

  • Lars Karlstroem—Bachelor of Counselling
  • Helen Hall—Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Emma White—Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Angelique Bellas—Bachelor of Creative Industries
  • Caleb Mattiske—Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
  • Joshua Bareham—Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning)
  • Gabriela Heer— Bachelor of Business
  • Megan Robertson— Bachelor of Business
  • Linda Hauns— Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Lars Karlstroem—Bachelor of Counselling
  • Jon Hewitt—Bachelor of Social Science
  • Reveina McMahon—Bachelor of Counselling
  • Brady McGregor—Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Tamara Ross—Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

Fraser Coast Graduation ceremony - Thursday 4 October 2018

4pm Ceremony - Nursing Science and Education

Honorary award ceremony - Thursday 25 October 2018

Honorary award - Hamilton Hall, Gympie SHS

Honorary Senior Fellow 

Graduation ceremonies - Wednesday 5 April 2017

Ceremony 1 - Education
Ceremony 2 - Nursing Science
Ceremony 3 - Midwifery, Paramedicine and all other Nursing
Honorary awards

Honorary Senior Fellow

Distinguished Companion of the University

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

  • Angie Rudd—Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Sophia Goulis— Bachelor of Nursing Science

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Sophia Goulis— Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Emma Stevens— Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Fraser Bliesner— Bachelor of Paramedic Science

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Angie Rudd—Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Jody Russell—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Peter O’Brien—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Deborah Ronald—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Anita Schultz—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Donna Yeo—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Tracy Duggan—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Suzanne Volejnikova—Wenger—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Fiona Boyd—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Vanessa Kalns—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Laura Koopmans—Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Natalie Woods—Bachelor of Paramedic Science

Graduation ceremonies - Thursday 6 April 2017

Ceremony 4 - Science and Engineering, Clinical Exercise Science, Sport & Exercise Science
Ceremony 5 - Health Science & Sports Science
Ceremony 6 - Social Science
Honorary awards

Honorary Senior Fellow

  • Emeritus Professor Rustum Sethna and Mrs Helen Sethna
Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

  • Kathryn Allan—Bachelor of Social Science

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Louise Lycenko—Bachelor of Science
  • Vanessa Moran—Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • David Ovseev—Bachelor Of Nursing Science
  • Aiden Morris-Bull—Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Mikayla Cover—Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Anika Bishop—Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Marc Wigzell—Bachelor of Science
  • Nora English—Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Jeanne Dayton—Bachelor of Nutrition
  • Renee Curran—Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Daniel Lewin—Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Amy Elson—Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Justin Ashton—Bachelor of Nutrition
  • Cady Chappell—Bachelor of International Studies

Graduation ceremonies - Friday 7 April 2017

Ceremony 7 - Communication & Creative Industries
Ceremony 8 - Law & Business (excl BBus)
Ceremony 9 - Business
Honorary awards

Honorary Senior Fellow

Honorary Doctorate

Distinguished Companion of the University

Student awards

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Chelsea Willis—Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
  • Leonie Corr—Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Victoria Zamora—Bachelor of Arts
  • Svetlana Mandler—Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology
  • Dale Bryers—Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

Honorary award ceremony - Friday 5 May 2017

Honorary award

Doctor of the University

Honorary award ceremony - Friday 11 August 2017

Honorary award

Doctor of the University

Graduation ceremonies - Thursday 28 September 2017

Ceremony 1 - Education, Science and Engineering
Ceremony 2 - Health Sciences, Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine 
Ceremony 3 - Humanities, Psychology, Social Sciences, Communication and Creative Industries
Ceremony 4 - Business and Law 
Honorary awards

Emeritus Professor

Honorary Doctorate

  • Dr Bruce Dawe AO
  • John Sinclair AO

Honorary Senior Fellow

Vice-Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence 

Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Research 

Professor Peter Timms 

Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Research – Early Career

Dr Gemma Read

Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Engagement

Natalie McMaster

Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Dr David Schoeman

Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching – Sessional

Leonardo Cavalli

Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Service

Melanie Belton

Nathan Gordon

Dr Denis Podger

ATMC Team: Kylie Batten, Dr Peter Baxter, Stefanie Hawkins, Lucy Johnson and Patty Wu

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal 

  • Samantha Willcocks—Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Siobhán Attwood—Bachelor of Business (International Business)
  • Bonnie Lowes—Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Business

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Maria Busk-Matthiasen—Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Ashleigh Goodman—Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Anita Hill—Bachelor of Property Economics and Development
  • Lucas Whittaker—Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Business
  • Samantha Willcocks—Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
  • Chloe Winkel—Bachelor of Science

Graduation ceremonies - Thursday 29 September 2016

Ceremony 1 - Faculty of Arts, Business and Law
Ceremony 2 - Faculty of Arts, Business and Law
Ceremony 3 - Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering
Ceremony 4 - Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering
Honorary awards

Honorary Senior Fellow

Honorary Doctorate

Emeritus Professor

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

  • Natalie Alexander—Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
  • Kathryn Hooper—Bachelor of Science

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Angela Hinz—Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Science (Psychology  & Exercise Science)
  • Stephen Hamacek—Bachelor of Creative Industries
  • Leanne Bridges—Bachelor of Science
  • Kathryn Hooper—Bachelor of Science
  • Imran Nizarali Manji—Bachelor of Nursing Science: Graduate Entry

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Diane Brown—Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing)
  • Krista Bogiatzis—Bachelor of Science
  • Kelly-Jo Stevenson—Bachelor of Environmental Science

Honorary award ceremony - Friday 26 February 2016

Honorary award

Honorary Doctorate  

Graduation ceremonies — Thursday 7 April 2016

Ceremony 1 - Science, Health, Engineering and Sport Sciences
Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

  • Karina Hamilton—Doctor of Philosophy

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Dominic Everett—Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Frazer Lamars—Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Rebecca McClure—Bachelor of Science
  • Amanda Norton—Bachelor of Science
  • Dominique Ryan—Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Rino Stella—Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Courtney Anderson—Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Benjamin Hawthorne—Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Julia Massingham—Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Ryan Newis—Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Amie Reinbott—Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Brett Stanford—Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • Frances Weichelt—Bachelor of Science
Ceremony 2 - Education, Nursing and Midwifery
Honorary awards

Emeritus Professor

  • Emeritus Professor Anne Rees
  • Emeritus Professor Neil Rees

Honorary Doctorate

  • Mr Kenneth Thaiday Senior
Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

  • Paul Kaczykowski—Bachelor of Nursing Science

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Robyn Hewitt—Bachelor of Nursing Science: Graduate Entry
  • Terena Molloy—Bachelor of Primary Education
  • Paul Kaczykowski—Bachelor of Nursing Science

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Gurmeet Albail Singh—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Meg Farrell—Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Meika Yaxley—Bachelor of Nursing Science: Graduate Entry

Graduation ceremonies — Friday 8 April 2016

Ceremony 3 - Communication, Creative Industries and Social Sciences
Honorary awards

Honorary Doctorate

Student awards

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Lachlan Haycock—Bachelor of Arts
  • Jason King—Bachelor of Regional and Urban Planning (Honours)

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Anne Cameron—Bachelor of Counselling
  • Allison Crowe—Bachelor of Justice and Legal Studies
  • Stacey Raul—Bachelor of Justice and Legal Studies
Ceremony 4 - Business
Honorary awards

Senior Fellow of the University

Student awards

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Laura Ehsman—Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Ingrid El Kott Helander—Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Graduation ceremonies Thursday 1 October 2015

Ceremony 1 - Science, Health, Education and Engineering
Ceremony 2 - Arts and Business
Honorary awards
Senior Fellow of the University
  • Philip Procopis
  • William (Bill) Hauritz AM
Student awards
Chancellor's Medal
  • Corinna Bürgin-Maunder—Doctor of Philosophy
University Medal for Academic Excellence
  • April Strong—Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Lara Meital—Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence
  • Katherine Bennington—Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • Burcu Gulsen—Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Veda Malpress—Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Bridgette Simpson—Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Maria Vartanyan—Bachelor of Nursing Science: Graduate Entry
  • Tracey White—Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing)

Graduation ceremonies Thursday 16 April 2015

Ceremony 1 - Communication, Creative Industries and Social Sciences

Watch the 12noon Faculty of Arts and Business ceremony

Ceremony 2 - Business

Watch the 5pm Faculty of Arts and Business ceremony

Graduation ceremonies Friday 17 April 2015

Ceremony 3 - Education, Nursing and Midwifery

Watch the 12noon Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering ceremony

Ceremony 4 - Science, Health, Engineering and Sports Sciences

Watch the 5pm Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering ceremony

Honorary awards 

Honorary Doctorate

  • Emeritus Professor Peter Andrews AO 

Senior Fellow of the University

  • Mr David Kirk
  • Anthony Vincent
  • Dr Peter Welsh 
Staff Awards 

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence - Engagement

  • Steven Boyd
  • Stories of Project Team - Associate Professor Deborah Heck
    Associate Professor Michael Christie, Dr Sue Simon, Katrina Higgins and
    Jillian Stansfield 

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence - Learning and Teaching

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence - Learning and Teaching (Sessional)

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence - Research

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence - Research (Early Career Researcher)

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence - Service

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

  • Lynette Maguire
  • Ashleigh Morris

University Medal

  • Larissa Bowen
  • Sean Buckley
  • Sammara Edwards
  • Catherine Manwaring
  • Nina Meloncelli
  • Ruth Mitchell
  • Julie-Ann Nicholls
  • Stuart Stevenson
  • Mary Trust
  • Sonya Wallace

Faculty Medal

  • Susan Collings-Andrews
  • Urmila Dani
  • Karen Landeryou
  • Tamika McKenzie
  • Elizabeth Reppion
  • Kayla Rose
  • Melinda Salmond
  • Corin Seric
  • Cameron Leman

Honorary award ceremony Tuesday 14 October 2014

Honorary award

Honorary Doctorate

Graduation ceremonies Thursday 2 October 2014

Watch the 11am Faculty of Arts and Business ceremony

Watch the 5pm Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering ceremony

Honorary award

Honorary Doctorate

Senior Fellow of the University

  • Jim Varghese AM
  • Raul Weychardt
Staff awards

Vice-Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence - Research

Vice-Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence - Early Career Researcher

Vice-Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence - Service

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Marion Brown
  • Jenna Harding

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

Graduation ceremonies Thursday 10 April 2014

Ceremony 1 - Communications and Social Sciences 

Watch the 11am Communications and Social Sciences ceremony

Honorary award

Honorary Doctorate

Staff award

Vice-Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence - Learning and Teaching (Sessional)

Student awards

University Medal for Academic Excellence

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Tessa Mapstone
  • Vicky O'Rourke

Ceremony 2 - Business

Watch the 5pm Business ceremony

Honorary award

Senior Fellow of the University

Staff award

Vice-Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence - Engagement 

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Matthew Kubler
  • Shayna McDowell

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Manuel Barth
  • Allanah Guirado

Graduation ceremonies Friday 11 April 2014

Ceremony 3 - Education, Nursing and Midwifery

Watch the 11am Education, Nursing and Midwifery ceremony

Honorary award

Senior Fellow of the University

Staff award

Vice-Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence - Learning and Teaching 

  • Associate Professor Jennifer Rowe
Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Leah Eynon
  • Wayne Marriott
  • Cathy O'Shannessy

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Julie Daniel
  • Gillian Gardiner
  • Holly Jarden
  • Prudence Jones
  • Breanna March

Ceremony 4 - Science, Health, Engineering and Sport Sciences 

Watch the 5pm Science, Health, Engineering and Sport Sciences ceremony

Honorary award

Senior Fellow of the University

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Gerard Collins
  • Jason Hall
  • Laura Luttrell
  • Keith Roche

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Lauren Homewood
  • Brenton Murphy
  • Amanda Neilen
  • Amy Palk
  • Claire Pardon
  • Tyson Pardon
  • Mason Vozzo

Graduation ceremonies Friday 5 April 2013

Recordings of these ceremonies can be made available on request but are available to loan on DVD from the Library.

Honorary award

Senior Fellow of the University

Staff awards

Vice-Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence - Learning and Teaching

Vice-Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence - Learning and Teaching (Sessional)

  • Ginna Brock
  • Kendall George

Vice-Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence - Service

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

  • William Vaile
  • Chelsea Wallis

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Kai Jarvinen
  • Daniel Meloncelli
  • Zamia Selman
  • William Vaile
  • Kathryn Wales
  • Chelsea Wallis
  • Helen Wood

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Kristi Browne
  • Melanie Cootes
  • Felicity Cunningham
  • Kali Gray
  • Ryan Longland
  • Maria Lundkvist
  • Stephanie Marsh
  • Sharon Murie
  • Liam Owen
  • Kahryn Parcheta
  • Brielle Parris
  • Amy Reardon
  • Karina Spinka

Graduation ceremony Thursday 3 October 2013

A recording of this ceremony can be made available on request but is available to loan on DVD from the Library.

Honorary award

Honorary Doctorate

Senior Fellow of the University

  • Susie Chapman
  • Denise Proud
Staff awards

Vice-Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence - Research

Vice-Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence - Research (Early Career Researcher)

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

  • David Fleischman
  • Iori Takemoto-Forsyth

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Nicole Gerrett
  • Melissa Kruger
  • Thomas Major

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

Graduation ceremonies 4 April 2012

Recordings of these ceremonies can be made available on request but are available to loan on DVD from the Library.

Honorary awards

Honorary Doctorate

  • Dr Janice Fullerton AO
  • Dr Mark Loane AM
  • Professor Ian Lowe AO

Senior Fellow of the University

  • Rabbi John D Cooper
  • Annette Sym

Emeritus Professor

  • Dr Pam Dyer
  • Dr Andrew Hede
  • Dr Rod Simpson
Staff awards

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Learning and Teaching

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Learning and Teaching - Sessional

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

University Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Benjamin Lane
  • Sarah O'Keeffe
  • Adele Panetta
  • Christine Pointon

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Margaret Bell
  • Bridget Campbell
  • David Duncan
  • Jane Hawthorne
  • Nigel Knapp
  • Gina Leach
  • Grahame Miller
  • Theresa Tobin
  • Kylie Rewald

Graduation ceremony Friday 5 October 2012

A recording of this ceremony can be made available on request but is available to loan on DVD from the Library.

Honorary awards

Honorary Doctorate

Senior Fellow of the University

  • Mr Darrin Edwards
  • Mr Hayden Kenny OAM
Staff Awards

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Research

Vice- Chancellor's Medal for Service

  • Dr Mark Sayers
  • Marjorie Blowers
Student Awards

Chancellor's Medal

Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence

  • Pamela Blake
  • Peter Duforq
  • Wendy Hackney
  • Kristyn Kavazos
  • Katie O'Connor
  • Amelia Ross    

Graduation ceremonies 20 April 2011

Recordings of these ceremonies can be made available on request but are available to loan on DVD from the Library.

Honorary awards

Emeritus Professor

  • Emeritus Professor Paul Thomas AM

Honorary Doctorate

  • Mary Midgley
  • Stephen Hamar Midgley AM
  • His Excellency, Barnabas Suebu, Governor of the Province of Papua, Indonesia

Senior Fellow of the University

  • Jill Chamberlain OAM
  • Bill Dethlefs
  • Beverly Hand
  • Valerie Zwart OAM
Staff awards

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Learning and Teaching

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Learning and Teaching—Sessional Staff

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Research

  • Associate Professor Jennifer Carter
Student Awards

Chancellor's Medal

  • William Douglas
  • Fiona Finnegan

University Medal

  • Angelene Cook (Bachelor of Education / Bachelor of Arts)
  • William Douglas (Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing))
  • Caroline Gibb (Bachelor of Nursing Science)
  • Kathryn Hill (Bachelor of Nursing Science)
  • Linn Stainsby (Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology))

Faculty Medal

  • Lorraine Bailey (Faculty of Science, Health and Education)
  • Hannah Davis (Faculty of Science, Health and Education)
  • Heidi Donohue (Faculty of Science, Health and Education)
  • Sarah Finn (Faculty of Science, Health and Education)
  • Lisette Knight (Faculty of Science, Health and Education)
  • Aicha Leclercq (Faculty of Science, Health and Education)
  • Benjamin Manning (Faculty of Business)
  • Frances Martin (Faculty of Business)
  • Erin Panzenhagen (Faculty of Science, Health and Education)
  • Katelyn Poulsen (Faculty of Business)
  • Caroline Ross (Faculty of Science, Health and Education)

Graduation ceremony 30 September 2011

A recording of this ceremony can be made available on request but is available to loan on DVD from the Library.

Honorary awards 

Honorary Doctorate

Senior Fellow of the University

  • Beverley Hinz
  • Otto Klaus
  • John Shadforth
  • Jocelyn Walker
Staff awards

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Engagement

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Service

  • Emeritus Professor Pamela Dyer
  • Elizabeth Cannon
Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

  • Robert Gibbs (Graduate Diploma in Education)
  • Katie Roberts (Bachelor of Environmental Science)

Faculty Medal

  • Adam Cilento (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Matthew Papparlado (Faculty of Science, Health and Education)
  • April Pattinson (Faculty of Business)

Graduation ceremony 9 April 2010 and Friday 1 October 2010

Watch the April 2010 graduation ceremony. A recording of the October ceremony can be made available on request but is available to loan on DVD from the Library.

The 2010 ceremonies were held in the USC Sports Stadium. The Graduating Class of 2010 numbers 1,776.

Honorary awards

Honorary Doctorate

  • Tim Fairfax AM
  • Hagen Stehr AO
  • Richard Woolcott AC

Senior Fellow of the University

  • Bob Cameron
  • Christine Cameron
  • Lyndon Davis
  • Tomas Passeggi
Staff awards

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Learning and Teaching

  • Kylie Readman
  • Dr Monte Wynder

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Research

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Engagement

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Service 

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Learning and Teaching – Sessional Staff

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

University Medal

Faculty Medals

  • Michele Gilchrist (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Samantha Lillie (Faculty of Business)
  • Nicole Ertl (Faculty of Science, Health and Education) 

Graduation ceremony Friday 17 April 2009

Watch the April 2009 graduation ceremony online.

The 2009 graduation ceremony was held in the USC Sports Stadium. The Graduating Class of 2009 numbers 1,270.

Honorary awards

Senior Fellow

Staff awards

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding University Researcher

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding University Teacher

  • Associate Professor Stephen Lamble

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding Service (Administrative, Professional and Technical)

  • Joanne Davey
  • Jennie McNeich

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding Service (Teaching and Research)

  • Learning and Teaching Management Committee
Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

University Medal

Faculty Medals

  • Victoria Oyama (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Nickey Wilson and Paul Eveleigh (Faculty of Business)
  • Kaylet McDonald (Faculty of Science, Health and Education)

Graduation ceremony Thursday 24 April 2008

Watch the April 2008 graduation ceremony online.

The 2008 graduation ceremony was held in the USC Sports Stadium. The Graduating Class of 2008 numbered 1,063.

Honorary awards

Honorary Doctorate

Senior Fellow

  • Associate Professor Karen Brooks
  • Dr Paul Corcoran
  • Martha Shepherd
Staff awards

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding University Researcher

  • Associate Professor Julie Matthews 

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding University Teacher

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

University Medals

  • Lauren Clark (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Nicole Kahler (Faculty of Business)
  • Roslyn Clapperton (Faculty of Science, Health and Education and Overall Highest Academic Achievement)

Graduation ceremony Friday 18 May 2007

The 2007 graduation ceremony was held in the Innovation Centre. The Graduating Class of 2007 numbered 979.

Honorary awards

Honorary Doctorate of Letters

Honorary Doctorate

Senior Fellow

  • Frayda Myers Cooper
  • Terri Irwin AM
  • Peter Owen
  • Graeme Pearce
Staff awards

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding University Researcher

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding University Teacher

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding Service (Administrative, Professional and Technical)

  • Linda Addona
  • Judy Jakeman
  • Sharon Lenord 
Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

University Medal

  • Belinda Vere (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Aaron Cork (Faculty of Business)
  • Vanessa Moscato (Faculty of Science, Health and Education)

Graduation ceremony Thursday 20 April 2006

The 2006 graduation ceremony was held in the Innovation Centre. The Graduating Class of 2006 numbered 855.

Honorary awards

Honorary Doctorate

  • Robert de Castella, MBE
  • The Hon Dr David Kemp

Senior Fellow

  • Arija Austin
  • Harry Reed
  • Ken Reed
  • Margaret Reed
  • Beryl Spencer
Staff awards

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding University Researcher

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding University Teacher

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding Service (Administrative, Professional and Technical)

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding Service (Teaching and Research)

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

University Medal

  • Michael Buky (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Amanda Carrol (Faculty of Business)
  • Leanne Taylor (Faculty of Science, Health and Education)

Graduation ceremony Thursday 31 March 2005

The 2005 graduation ceremony was held in the Innovation Centre. The Graduating Class of 2005 numbered 779.

Honorary awards

Senior Fellow

  • Doug Biggs, AM
  • Shay Zulpo
Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

University Medal

  • Inez Mahony (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Karen Smallcombe (Faculty of Science)

Graduation ceremony Friday 16 April 2004

The 2004 graduation ceremony was held in the Innovation Centre. The Graduating Class of 2004 numbered 685.

Honorary awards

Senior Fellow

  • Margaret Ann Gargan
  • Everald Ernest Compton
  • Lindsay Barrie Clare
  • Kerry Clare
Staff awards

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding University Teacher

  • Dr David McKay
  • Dr Michael Harker

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding University Researcher

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

University Medal

  • Lee-Anne Maree Bye (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Alison Hartwell Smith (Faculty of Business)
  • Samantha Jane Frew (Faculty of Science)

Phoenix Award for Tertiary Achievement

Graduation ceremony Thursday 24 April 2003

The 2003 graduation ceremony was held in the Innovation Centre. The Graduating Class of 2003 numbered 611.

Honorary awards

Senior Fellow

  • Ted Fitzgerald
  • Rod Forrester
  • Sir Clem Renouf
Staff awards

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding University Researcher

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding University Teacher

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

University Medal

  • Stacey Joy Angelides (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Frances Ane-Cathrine Roberts (Faculty of Business)
  • Rachael Christina James (Faculty of Science)

Phoenix Award for Tertiary Achievement

  • Andrew Barclay East
  • Anna Palthe
  • Kiat Lee Towson
  • Lael Sara Stokes

Graduation ceremony Friday 19 April 2002

The 2002 graduation ceremony was held in the Innovation Centre. The Graduating Class of 2002 numbered 551.

Honorary awards

Honorary Doctorate

Senior Fellow

  • Sue McKenzie
  • Norma McMichael
  • Benny Pike
Staff awards

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding University Researcher

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding University Teacher

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

University Medal

  • Michael Angelides (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Andrew Gerard Savage (Faculty of Business)
  • Eta Shifra Brand (Faculty of Science)

Phoenix Award for Tertiary Achievement

Graduation ceremony Friday 20 April 2001

The 2001 graduation ceremony was held in the Innovation Centre. The Graduating Class of 2001 numbered 356.

Honorary awards

Honorary Doctorate

  • Jose Ramos-Horta
  • Gabriel Poole

Senior Fellow

  • Raelene Boyle
  • Rosalind Hourigan
Staff awards

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding University Researcher

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding University Teacher

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

University Medal

  • Gregory Malcolm Sheppard (Faculty of Business)
  • Jill Kate Alroe (Faculty of Science)

Phoenix Award for Tertiary Achievement

  • Tamara Santina Gauzzi
  • Karin Van Der Heijde

Graduation ceremony Friday 17 April 2000

The 2000 graduation ceremony was held in a marquee on campus. The ceremony also marked the official opening of Stage III of the University. The Graduating Class of 2000 numbered 283.

Honorary awards

Honorary Doctorate

  • Leneen Forde, AC
  • Lawrence Daws

Senior Fellow

  • Penelope Embrey-Bond
  • Jill Morris
  • Maroochy Barambah
  • Lisa Curry
  • Grant Kenny
  • Steve Irwin
  • Herbert Stanley Tutt
Staff awards

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding University Researcher

Vice-Chancellor's Medal for Outstanding University Teacher

Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

University Medal

  • Bruce Williams (Faculty of Arts)
  • Arabella Sara Volkov (Faculty of Business)
  • Karen Douglas (Faculty of Science)

Phoenix Award for Tertiary Achievement

  • Dorothy Josephine Kelly
  • Stephen Leslie Tucker

Graduation ceremony Tuesday 13 April 1999

The inaugural graduation ceremony was held in a marquee on campus. The ceremony also marked the official opening of the University under the new name of University of the Sunshine Coast, and the installation of the Chancellor. The first graduating class of the University numbered 132.

Honorary awards

Honorary Doctorate

  • The Right Honorable Sir Zelman Cowen
  • The Hon Justice GE (Tony) Fitzgerald
  • Professor Dennis Gibson
  • Dr Arthur Harrold

Senior Fellow

  • Patrick Evans
  • Trevor Harch
  • Alison Kerr-Jones
  • Wyn Rahilly
  • Ronald Young
Student awards

Chancellor's Medal

University Medal

  • Jennifer Diefenbach (Faculty of Arts)
  • Betty Anne Harper (Faculty of Business)
Sours: https://www.usc.edu.au/graduation/after-graduation/previous-ceremonies

Dates 2016 graduation usc

University Registrar

  • Horseshoe

2016-17 Official Academic Calendar

The University Registrar establishes the official calendar followed by the University of South Carolina system. Access the full current and upcoming semester academic calendars to find key dates and information including holidays, registration dates, payment deadlines, drop or add dates, exams and commencement for each term. 

EventDate
Faculty Reporting DateAug. 16, Tuesday
New Student ConvocationAug. 17, Wednesday
Classes BeginAug. 18, Thursday
Last day to change/drop a course without a grade of "W" being recorded (Part of Term 30) Aug. 24, Wednesday
Labor Day Holiday (no classes)Sept. 5, Monday
Last day to apply for December graduationSept. 8, Thursday
Last day to drop a course or withdraw without a grade of "WF" being recorded (Part of Term 30) Oct. 14, Friday
(revised 10/5/2016)
Midpoint in SemesterOct. 10, Monday
Fall Break (no classes)Oct. 13 – 14, Thursday – Friday
General Election Day (no classes) Nov. 8, Tuesday
Thanksgiving Recess (no classes)Nov. 23 – 27, Wednesday – Sunday
Last Day of ClassesDec. 2, Friday
Reading DayDec. 3, Saturday
Final Examinations (includes exams on Saturday)Dec. 5 – 12, Monday – Monday
Commencement Exercises in ColumbiaDec. 12, Monday
EventDate
Classes BeginJan. 9, Monday
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day (no classes)Jan. 16, Monday
Last day to change/drop a course without a grade of "W" being recorded (Part of Term 30) Jan. 17, Tuesday
Last day to drop a course or withdraw without a grade of "WF" being recorded (Part of Term 30) March 2, Thursday
Midpoint in SemesterMarch 2, Thursday
Spring Break (no classes)March 5 – 12, Sunday – Sunday
Last day to apply for May graduationGraduation Application Deadline
Awards DayApril 20, Thursday
Last Day of ClassesApril 24, Monday
Reading DayApril 25, Tuesday
Final Examinations (includes exams on Saturday)April 26 – May 3, Wednesday – Wednesday
Commencement Exercises in ColumbiaMay 5 – 6, Friday – Saturday

Please refer to your campus calendars or records office for summer class dates or Self Service Carolina (SSC) for summer schedule information (available Spring 2017).

EventDate
Last day to apply for August graduationGraduation Application Deadline
Independence Day Holiday (no classes)July 4, Tuesday
Summer Graduation 
(note – there is no Summer Commencement Exercise)
Aug. 15, Tuesday
EventDate
SCHC Advisor Registration BeginsFeb. 24, Friday
Graduate Students Time Tickets BeginApr. 3, Monday
Undergraduate Students Time Tickets BeginApr. 10, Monday

The dates listed below are for classes that meet for the full term during the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 semester. Each part of term has specific drop, add, and refund dates. Review your schedule in Self Service Carolina (SSC) to determine the part of term for your classes.

EventDate
Fall 2016: Last day to change/drop a course without a grade of "W" being recorded (Part of Term 30) Aug. 24, Wednesday
Fall 2016: Last day to drop a course or withdraw without a grade of "WF" being recorded (Part of Term 30) Oct. 14, Friday
(revised 10/5/2016)
Spring 2017: Last day to change/drop a course without a grade of "W" being recorded (Part of Term 30) Jan. 17, Tuesday
Spring 2017: Last day to drop a course or withdraw without a grade of "WF" being recorded (Part of Term 30) March 2, Thursday
EventDate
Labor Day Holiday (no classes)Sept. 5, Monday
Fall Break (no classes)Oct. 13 – 14, Thursday - Friday
General Election Day (no classes)Nov. 8, Tuesday
Thanksgiving Recess (no classes)Nov. 23 – 27, Wednesday – Sunday
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day (no classes)Jan. 16, Monday
Spring Break (no classes)March 5 – 12, Sunday – Sunday
Independence Day Holiday (no classes)July 4, Tuesday

See the complete exam schedule. The final exam schedule is designed for full semester length classes. Not all class meeting times are reflected. Your instructor will announce your exam time if it is not listed.

 

Sours: https://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/registrar/academic_calendars/2016-17_calendar.php
2016 USC Viterbi Commencement, Graduate Ceremony

USC Commencement Address
Delivered by Lawrence J. Ellison
May 13, 2016

 

Class of 2016…thank you…thank you for inviting me here today.

I’m honored to be with you for your graduation from the University of Southern California.

This morning, I’d like to talk with you about how a few experiences and a couple of ideas…taught me some important lessons and helped me discover my dreams.

When I was your age, living and going to school in Chicago back in the 1960s, I used to dream about this place…the University of Southern California. Back then, my dream was to go to the USC medical school,

get married, raise a family, and practice medicine in Los Angles.

Growing up in a lower middle-class community on the South Side of Chicago, medicine was considered the pinnacle of professions…noble and humane.

Virtually everyone important in my life…my family, my teachers, my girlfriend…wanted me to be a doctor. Over time, their dreams became my dreams…they convinced me that I should be a doctor.

But as hard as I tried…I couldn’t do it. After a few difficult and unhappy years as a premed student, it became painfully clear to me that I did not like the courses I was taking.

I thought my comparative anatomy class was a perversely pointless form of psychological torture…especially the dissection labs. And I just could not make myself study something that didn’t interest me.

At the time, I thought I lacked discipline…and that I was selfish. Maybe so? But whatever the underlying reasons, I was unable to make myself into the person that I thought I should be.

So I decided to stop trying.

I was 21 years old when I dropped out of college; packed everything I owned…jeans, t-shirts, leather jacket, guitar…into my car

and drove from Chicago…to Berkeley, California.

I guess one small part of that University of Southern California dream was mine after all…the California part.

Berkeley in the 1960s was at the center of everything…the anti-war movement, the free speech movement, the human rights movement.

It was the perfect place for an undisciplined, selfish, 20-something to begin his search…for himself, a righteous cause, and a job that he loved.

Everyone living in Berkeley in the 1960s opposed the Vietnam War; I was no different. It was the Age of Aquarius, but I never had long hair or wore love beads. I learned to play popular protest songs on my guitar, but I was never a serious, committed anti-war protestor.

I did find a cause however…one I still feel passionately about today.

A few hours East of Berkeley are the Sierra Nevada Mountains. I fell in love with those mountains, and the ineffable, natural beauty of Yosemite Valley.

I cared about the wilderness, and I wanted to help preserve it. I joined the Sierra Club…I became an environmentalist.

During the California springs and summers, I spent most of my days in the High-Sierras and Yosemite Valley working as a river guide and a rock climbing instructor. I loved those jobs…but unfortunately they didn’t pay that well.

So I also got a job working a couple of days a week as a computer programmer back in Berkeley.

I had learned to program in college. I didn’t love programming, but it was fun and I was good at it. And computer programming gave me the same kind of satisfaction as solving math problems and playing chess…both things that I enjoyed before I became a confused teenager.

At this point in my life, I thought I was making real progress on my journey of self-discovery. I had found a cause, I had a couple of jobs I loved, and one that was fun and paid the bills.

I was pretty happy with my life.   My wife…was not.

What she saw was a college dropout who spent too much time in the mountains doing foolish things. She wanted me to work full time as a computer programmer, or go back to college and finish my degree.

We compromised…sort of.

I started taking classes at UC Berkeley. I took several classes, but the only one I can remember was a sailing class taught in Berkeley Marina. Once again I fell in love…and began a life-long affair with the limitless, omnipotent Pacific Ocean.

When my class was over, I wanted to buy a sailboat. My wife said that this was the single stupidest idea she had ever heard in her entire life. She accused me of being irresponsible and told me that I lacked ambition. She kicked me out…and then she divorced me.

This was a pivotal moment in my life.

My family was still mad at me for not going to medical school. And now my wife was divorcing me because I lacked ambition. It looked like a recurrence of the same old problem…once again, I was unable to live up to the expectations of others.

But this time, I was not disappointed in myself for failing to be the person they thought I should be. Their dreams and my dreams…were different. I would never confuse the two of them again.

I had discovered things I loved: the Sierras, Yosemite, the Pacific Ocean.

These natural wonders brought me great joy and happiness…and would for the rest of my life.

I had an interesting job programming computers and more money than I needed. For the first time, I was certain that I was going to survive in this world. A huge burden of fear had been lifted…I’ll never forget that moment. It was a time for rejoicing.

I bought the sailboat and lived onboard…just me and my cat in Berkeley Marina.

In the words of James Joyce, “I was alone, and young and willful and unheeded…but I was happy…and near to the wild heart of life.”

Throughout my 20s, I continued experimenting…trying different things…

racing bikes and boats, and constantly changing jobs.

It didn’t take me long to discover that the most interesting and rewarding programming jobs were found at a cluster of companies located south of Stanford University and north of San Jose. Silicon Valley was in its infancy.

I was still in my 20s when I went to work at my first Silicon Valley startup… Amdahl…where we developed the world’s fastest mainframe computer,

faster than anything IBM built.

Next stop was Ampex…where we built the world’s largest digital data storage system. Then onto Precision Instruments…where we built an even larger data storage system, this time using lasers.

I was the Vice President in charge of software development.

It was all very cutting edge and challenging and cool. I liked my work most of the time, but I didn’t love it. I searched and searched, but I just could not find a software engineering job that I loved as much as I loved sailing.

So I tried to create one.

I put together a plan to start my own company. That way, I could completely control my work environment. I would hire the most talented programmers I knew, and we would all work together on the most interesting and challenging software projects.

My goal was to create the perfect job for me…a job I truly loved.

I never expected the company to grow beyond 50 people.

So maybe I really did lack ambition…or vision back then. I don’t know. It was a long time ago, and I was very young.

Anyway, today Oracle has around 150,000 employees. But when I started, it was not my intention to build a big company. What happened?

Well, at first, we did exactly what we set out to do…hire the most talented software engineers in Silicon Valley. We assembled an all-star team of gifted programmers who were among the best in the world at what they did.

That team, plus one crazy idea…gave birth to a giant company. I call it a crazy idea because at the time everyone told me…it was crazy idea.

The idea was to build the world’s first relational database. Several theoretical papers about relational databases had already been published,

and IBM was building a prototype in their research labs.

But back then, the collective wisdom of computer experts was that…while relational databases could be built…they would never be fast enough to be useful.

I thought that all of those so-called computer experts were wrong. And when you start telling people that all the experts are wrong…at first they call you arrogant…and then they say you’re crazy.

So remember this graduates, when people start telling you that you’re crazy…you just might be onto the most important innovation in your life.

Of course, the other possibility is…that you’re crazy.

This was one of those times when the experts were wrong. Arrogance and insanity turned out to be innovation in disguise. The Oracle database proved to be one of the defining technologies at the dawn of the information age.

The Oracle database also completely upended my plans to build a small comfortable company…the perfect place…for me and a few my friends to work.

As the information age moved from dawn to the full light of day…

technology horizons were constantly shifting…revealing a brave and exciting world of new possibilities and new opportunities.

Oracle doubled in size…year after-year after-year…for ten years. I had set out to create the perfect programming job…for me. Instead I created a job where I had to stop programming altogether. I had attempted to create an environment that I could completely control. Instead I was running a company with thousands and thousands of people that was growing so fast that it was impossible for anyone to control.

It was like sailing in a hurricane…and then we went public…ohmygod… …

Maybe I should have been a doctor…

I was constantly learning. On the job training I think they call it.

Every day I learned something new and interesting…something that I didn’t know the day before. I liked that.

My new job was challenging, captivating, consuming. I worked all the time…but thinking back…I’m pretty sure I didn’t love it. Or maybe I was just too tired to even know how I felt.

But I had found a place in the world.

My family finally forgave me for not going to medical school…

and nobody ever accused me of lacking ambition again.

Now, I’d like to tell you one last story about my best friend…a guy who had lots of crazy ideas and taught me an important lesson.

My 30-year friendship with Steve Jobs was made up of a thousand walks. If there was something he wanted to talk about… and there always was… we’d go for a walk.

We’d climb to the top of Windy Hill, hike around Castle Rock, or through the sand on the beach at Kona Village.

Over the years, one particular walk stands out. We had a lot to talk about that day, so we jumped in the car, put the top down, and headed out to Castle Rock State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

It was over 20 years ago…back in mid-1995. Steve was finishing up Toy Story at Pixar and running Next, the computer company he founded after he left Apple.

Apple was in severe distress. It had gone steadily downhill during the ten years of Steve’s absence. The problems were now so serious… people were wondering if Apple would survive.

It was all too painful to watch…and stand by…and do nothing.

So, the purpose of that particular hike through the Santa Cruz Mountains

on that particular day…was to discuss…taking over Apple Computer.

My idea was simple: buy Apple and immediately make Steve CEO. Apple wasn’t worth much back then…about 5 billion dollars. We both had really good credit…and I had already arranged to borrow the money. All Steve had to do…was say yes.

Steve proposed a somewhat more circuitous approach. First, persuade Apple to buy Next Computer; then Steve would join the Apple Board…and over time…the Board would realize that Steve was the right guy to lead the company.

I said…OK…that might work. But Steve, if we don’t buy Apple…how are we going to make any money?

Suddenly…Steve stopped walking and turned toward me. We were facing each other when he put his left hand on my right shoulder and his right hand on my left shoulder. Staring unblinkingly into my eyes…Steve said: “Larry…this is why it’s so important…that I’m your friend…

you don’t need any more money.”

I said: “Yea…I know…I know. But we don’t have to keep it…we could give it all away.”

Steve just shook his head and said, “I’m not doing this for money. I don’t want to get paid. If I do this…I need to do this… standing on the moral high ground.”

“The moral high ground?” I said. “Well…that just might be…the most expensive real estate on earth!”

But I knew that I had lost the argument. Steve had made up his mind right there and then…at Castle Rock in the summer of 1995…to save Apple his way.

At the end of the hike, right before we got back into the car, I said: “Steve…you created Apple…it’s your company and your call. I’ll do whatever you want me to do.”

I went on the Apple Board and watched Steve build…the most valuable company in the world.

The lesson here is very clear to me. Steve was right. After a certain point…it can’t be about the money. After a certain point…you can’t spend it…no matter how hard you try. I know…I’ve tried hard… …but it’s impossible.

In the end…the only practical option…is to give nearly all of it away.

So why did Steve go back to Apple? Why did he devote so much of what remained of his life to his job?

Why do I?

I believe…the answer is…that deep inside of all of us…all of us…there is a primal desire to do something important with our lives.

And Freud said…there are only two things important in life…love and work.

He did not say…that love and work…were the same thing.

I’m passionate about my work. It continues to give me great satisfaction and a sense of who I am.

But passion…and love…are different…at least for me they are.

I love my family, a few precious friends, 4 cats, 2 dogs, cherry blossoms in Japan, Pacific Island beaches and bays, and the majestic Sierra-Nevada Mountains…where it all began for me.

My feelings about work…are very intense…but quite different:

There’s a TV advertisement for the Unites States Navy that says: “It’s not just a job…it’s an adventure.” That’s exactly how I feel about my years in Silicon Valley…an interesting, challenging, all consuming, adventure.

Like any ongoing adventure, I have no idea how it ends. But I know it will…for me…and a long long time from now…for all of you.

But today…Graduates of 2016…you are at the beginning of your great adventure.

Your generation will change the world…as every generation does. You will invent new technologies…and create new types of art.

Impossibilities will be transformed into possibilities, and unexpected opportunities will present themselves. You will change the world…and the world will change you…as you learn and grow and discover more about yourself.

Remember this graduates: In a constantly changing world…what is possible…is a moving target.

Don’t be afraid to experiment and try lots of different things. And don’t let the experts discourage you when you challenge the status quo.

Like Mark Twain says, “What’s an expert anyway…just some guy from out of town.”

Each of you has a chance to discover who you are rather than who you should be…a chance to live your dreams…not the dreams of others.

Each of you has an obligation to commit to a righteous cause…

one that elevates you…and improves the conditions of humanity and our planet.

Soon, many of you will begin a new job. I hope it interests you…and challenges you…and rewards you with a sense of purpose and satisfaction.

But if it doesn’t…keep searching. It’s out there.

It might take a while…but keep searching until you find a job that ignites your passions…like I did.

Even better… …you just might find one…that you love.

Thank you…and congratulations.

Sours: https://commencement.usc.edu/history/2016-commencement-address/

Now discussing:

Class of 2016 Graduation Reception Dinner and Commencement Ceremony

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Master of Arts in Teaching – TESOL (MAT – TESOL) online programs visited the University of Southern California campus May 12-13 to celebrate and participate in the USC Rossier Class of 2016 commencement ceremony. 

The festivities started the day before commencement with a reception at Border Grill in downtown Los Angeles. Graduates and their guests mingled with their peers and professors, indulged at a make-your-own taco bar, and danced alongside a DJ playing tunes on the terrace.

 

From left: Rossier graduates Allison Ross, Charlie Ng, and Assistant Professor Dr. Susanne Foulk.

 

From left: MAT graduates Megan Blom, Brittany Coe, Jamie Buffkin, and Sarah Vendal.

From left: Rossier graduates Laura Perkowski, Brent Abelson, and Barnaby Butterfield.

 

MAT and MAT – TESOL chairman Dr. John Pascarella, and adjunct assistant professor Dr. Marie Gironda, take a moment to catch up with each other. Pascarella is based at the USC campus in Los Angeles while Gironda is based in New York.

While completing their programs online, many students developed strong connections with faculty and staff. MAT graduate Sheila Skemp shares a moment of celebration with her student support advisor Jason Zimpfer. While they have formed a strong bond, this was the first time they met face to face.

The terrace at the Border Grill was the setting for many celebratory toasts for graduates and their favorite professors and faculty members.

From left: MAT graduate Shaina Philpot and Associate Professor Dr. Kimberly Ferrario.


The Rossier School of Education commencement ceremony was held May 13 on McCarthy Quad at the USC campus in downtown Los Angeles. The online graduates joined their on-campus peers to confer more than 600 degrees.

Karen Symms Gallagher, Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean, USC Rossier School of Education 

Michelle King, the newest superintendent of the second largest school district in the country, offered three challenges to the USC Rossier Class of 2016 at the commencement ceremony: Be entrepreneurial, be flexible, and redefine the public’s perception of urban education.

Michelle King, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent, USC Rossier Commencement Guest Speaker


Learn more about USC Rossier Online.

 

 

Sours: https://rossieronline.usc.edu/blog/May-2016-Rossier-Graduation/


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