Notre Dame celebrates as students on the Broome Campus graduate

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 27-8-2008

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Broome Campus

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The Broome Campus of The University of Notre Dame Australia held its annual Graduation Ceremony on Friday 22 August.

Over 200 family and friends of the graduating group gathered in the Campus grounds to share in the graduands’ celebrations.

The Ceremony included the awarding of testamurs to graduates from the Schools of Business, Education and Nursing.

In addition Certificates and Diplomas were awarded in Aboriginal Studies, Teacher Assistant (Indigenous) and Enrolled Nursing.

Valedictorian Katherine Corkill addressed the students, staff and visitors and spoke of her memories of her time studying the Bachelor of Nursing.

On behalf of the graduands she expressed thanks to all those who had supported them in their studies. Katherine spent time at Meekatharra, Three Springs and Carnarvon as part of her clinical rotation in the nursing degree.

In the future she hopes to move on to study Medicine. Among the Vocational Education and Training graduates was Cindy Murray, the first Enrolled Nursing graduate.

Cindy is now employed at Kununurra Hospital. She told staff that she was proud to have achieved her goal and was enjoying her role as an Enrolled Nurse.

The Most Reverend Christopher Saunders DD, Bishop of Broome led the gathering in the Graduation Prayer. This was followed by the Occasional Address given by Dr Peter Tannock, the Vice Chancellor Emeritus of the University.

Dr Tannock spoke of the development of Catholic education in the Kimberley and his hopes for the future.

He remarked on the importance of having a university campus in the region and Notre Dame’s commitment to providing quality university education to students in a remote location.

The University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Celia Hammond, officiating at her first graduation, used her concluding words to congratulate the students on their achievements and wish them well for their future endeavours.

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