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More than 200 students and families gathered to celebrate the UWA Business School Prize Giving Ceremony held at the University Club in early May.
MC for the evening and Chair of the Academic Board, Professor David Plowman introduced the evening's events and hosts: Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Seares, Dean Tracey Horton, Deputy Warden of Convocation Simon Dawkins, and special guest, the Honourable Julie Bishop.
Hayley Parker, a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts graduate gave an inspiring Valedictorian speech to close the evenings proceedings.
According to the Dean, Tracey Horton, the Prize Giving Ceremony is one of the highlights of the year celebrating the achievements and success of the Business School's best students.
Amy Kaye, a Business School 2007 Honours graduate in Economics, was awarded the prestigious J.A Wood Memorial Prize for the most outstanding Honours graduand of the year selected from among those completing an honours course in the Faculties of: Architecture, Landscape and Visual Art, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business; Education, and Law. Amy was also awarded the best Honours thesis prize by the WA Branch of the Economic Society. She is now working at Macquarie Bank in Sydney.
Along with the many prize winners on the night, Business School scholarship recipients were also announced.
Callum Jones, currently completing Honours in Economics was one of the winners of the Brian Gray Honours Scholarship, awarded by The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and the Reserve Bank of Australia. The national award was established by APRA and the RBA in memory of Brian Gray, who died on 24 August 2001 while serving as Executive General Manager of APRA's Policy, Research and Consulting Division. Callum was the 2007 Australian winner of the RBA Essay competition.