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Student successes!

Congratulations to all our students, past and present, on their recent successes.

Curtin alumni scoop awards

Three Curtin graduates were honoured at the seventh annual statewide WA Social Worker of the Year Awards on Monday 30 May 2016. The three winners were recognised amongst 15 finalists in five categories at the ceremony held at the University of Western Australia.

Head, Heart & Hands category winner, Sue Galbraith, who completed a Bachelor of Social Work in 1973 at Curtin, when it was known as the WA Institute of Technology (WAIT), was praised for bringing groundedness, dignity and patience to an impressive career spanning more than four decades.

Kalgoorlie-based Senior Social Worker, Marina Andrade, who completed a Bachelor of Social Work in 1983, was recognised for a career spanning more than 30 years in the Northern Goldfields area. Ms Andrade has also worked as a sessional lecturer at Curtin.

Kate Jefferies, Communicare, and Julie Verley.
Kate Jefferies, Communicare, and Julie Verley.

Recent graduate, Julie Verley, completed her Bachelor of Social Work in 2013, and is currently working with Angelhands, an organization that provides support to people affected by homicide and violence. Julie was recognised as the winner of the Rising Star category for social workers with less than five years career experience. The Rising Star Award recognizes a recently qualified social worker, who demonstrates potential leadership within the industry and makes an outstanding positive difference to individuals, families or communities.

Curtin, the University of Western Australia and the Australian Association of Social Workers were award partners.

Pharmacy student of the year 2016

Fourth year Bachelor of Pharmacy student, Harry Ashton, has been selected as the WA representative in the Australian Pharmacy Student of the Year (PSOTY) competition for 2016.

Harry competed against two graduate-entry Master of Pharmacy students, Sophie Bender from Curtin University and a student from UWA. All three performed very well and made their respective universities proud.

The school has an excellent track record at the state final and has been well represented at the national PSOTY competition, including Shanae Hancey’s victory last year.

First Master of Nursing cohort set to graduate

Congratulations to the first cohort of students from the accredited Master of Nursing Practice course, who are set to graduate and join the workforce as Registered Nurses. The cohort recently spent seven weeks at the St John of God Midland Public Private Hospital, applying their nursing skills and developing their professional knowledge.