Mandurah’s Murdoch University students recognised


Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone, Tailah Greenwood and vice chancellor Eeva Leinonen.
Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone, Tailah Greenwood and vice chancellor Eeva Leinonen.

THE achievements and academic excellence of Murdoch University students and staff from Mandurah and Rockingham were celebrated at a special ceremony this week.

Senior University leaders joined generous prize and scholarship donors and the mayors of Mandurah and Kwinana to congratulate winners in 13 student prize categories, six scholarships and two awards for staff at Murdoch’s Mandurah Campus.

Vice chancellor Eeva Leinonen said this year’s ceremony was the biggest yet and reflected the tremendous support of local organisations and individuals of the mission to provide educational opportunities for young people in the Peel, Kwinana and Rockingham areas.

The majority of awards were for academic excellence in the undergraduate nursing course at Mandurah.

Also rewarded were students from Peel and Rockingham who excelled in Murdoch’s award-winning OnTrack program, a free 14-week course offering alternative pathways to Murdoch.

The recipient of the Contemporary Nursing Management of Mental Illness and Applied Psychology for Nursing Practice Award Tailah Greenwood delivered the vote of thanks.

Ms Greenwood was supported throughout her time at Murdoch by scholarships from the City of Mandurah and the Peel Community Foundation that enabled her to invest in textbooks and nursing scrubs and gave her the time to volunteer for St John Ambulance and as a mentor for Murdoch first year students and indigenous high school pupils.

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