The Class of 2019

23 December 2019
Over 80 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students graduated this year from UQ. The graduands came from a diverse range of disciplines including Medicine, Veterinary Science, Engineering, Writing, Agribusiness and Sports Coaching.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) Professor Bronwyn Fredericks said to have over 80 new alumni, some from as far away as the Torres Straits, shows the depth of talent on display at the University.
“I was really proud at this year’s Sashing Ceremony at Customs House.
“Hearing the student’s achievements and GPA results in front of the University’s leadership team, donors, family and friends was truly inspiring”, said Professor Fredericks.
Aboriginal 2019 alumnus and writer Graham Ackhurst won a Fulbright Scholarship and will study in New York for the next 2 years. Twins Teshura and Lucinda McConkey received the Dean’s Commendation three times during the course of their programs, and in one year both received a GPA of 7, while Aunty Lorian Hayes achieved her PHD from the Faculty of Medicine and was awarded the Higher Degree Research Excellence Award.
This year the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit in partnership with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) office created The University of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network Facebook page.
“This page will connect with past students and the students graduating in 2019.
“I encourage all Alumnus to “Like” the page to stay updated with events and other news from the University and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit. We have an exciting program of alumni activity planned for 2020 so stay tuned” said Professor Fredericks.
Class of 2019.