Top Students Awarded for Academic Achievement

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Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 17-3-2009

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Sydney Campus

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Students were awarded for their outstanding academic achievements when The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Sydney Campus held its annual Prize Giving Ceremony in March.

The night began with a Mass, celebrated by Most Reverend Bishop Anthony Fisher OP in St Benedict’s Church.

The top students from each school received the Vice Chancellor’s Medal. Other students received Letters of Commendation.

The highest achieving graduate of 2008 was Nursing graduate and honours student, Ruth Mychael, who was presented with the University Medal.

The Cardinal Pell Award was given to Patricia Muscat, the highest performing student in a core curriculum unit. The Bishop Anthony Fisher OP Award was presented to both Rosemary Michalowski and Samuel Birch, for their research essays in ethics.

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Hayden Ramsay, commented on the ceremony: “We were thrilled to welcome so many students and their families to the Campus. After a beautiful mass, it was a genuine pleasure to help distribute prizes to the best performing students of 2008.”

In addition to prizes four different scholarships were awarded, including the Undergraduate Merit Scholarship, Summer Research Scholarship, Summer Rural Scholarship and the Notre Dame International Aid Scholarship.

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