Published on 7 April 2014
The academic achievements of many of the region’s best and brightest students will be in the spotlight on Tuesday 8 April when the University of the Sunshine Coast hosts the Faculty of Arts and Business Awards and Prizes Ceremony.
The annual celebration gives industry award donors the chance to meet many of the highest-achieving students from USC’s School of Business, School of Communication, School of Social Sciences and Discipline of Psychology.
The FAB Awards will be held at USC’s Innovation Centre auditorium from 6pm.
The awards are supported by many local and national companies which, along with USC, have provided more than 70 awards, prizes, scholarships and bursaries – totalling more than $57,000.
Among the industry donors are: ANZ Bank, Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society, Focus Professional Group, Holmans Accounting and Taxation, Queensland Advertising Communications, Rotary, Coast2Bay Housing Group, Vantage Holdings and the Urban Development Institute of Australia Sunshine Coast Branch.
The awards and prizes are awarded to outstanding students in particular subjects, as well as to overall outstanding students in particular majors.
One of the standout achievers this year is Blake Crook of Caloundra West who will collect three awards: the ICAA Prize for the Highest Achieving Student in Management Accounting, the Love and Partners Prize for the Highest Achieving Student in Accounting Principles and the Shultz Toomey O’Brien Prize for the Highest Achieving Student in Law of Business Associations.
Five other students will collect two awards each.
Nicole Gerrett of Cootharaba will receive the CPA Prize for the Highest Achieving Third Year Graduating Accounting Student and the Institute of Public Accountants Prize for the Highest Achieving Student in Management Accounting.
Margaret Hardy of Moffat Beach will receive the Garland Waddington Prize for the Highest Achieving Student in Property Law (tied with Benjamin Findley of Wurtulla) and the School of Business Prize for the Highest Achieving Student in Economics.
Jason King of Sippy Downs will receive the Arup Prize for the Highest Achieving Student in Urbanism and Design and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council Prize for the Highest Achieving Student in Planning and Environmental Law.
Thomas Major of Maroochydore, who will not be at the ceremony, will be named as recipient of the Australian Taxation Office Prize for the Highest Achieving Student in Taxation Law and Practice and the Wiley Prize for the Highest Achieving Student in Company Accounting.
Allanah Guirado of Mooloolaba will be receiving the ANZ Prize for Highest Achieving Student in Personal Investment Management and the Cengage Learning Australia Prize for Trade and Finance in a Global Economy.
Any business people or individuals interested in sponsoring students are welcome to contact the faculty’s Business Development Office on telephone 5456 5143 or email FABevents@usc.edu.au.
— David Cameron