Congratulations Academy of Design Graduands

2016 Graduation and Awards

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March 28, 2017

On Tuesday 28 March, Academy of Design Australia held its 2016 Graduation Ceremony at the Collingwood Town Hall which was a buzz with excitement! This is an important milestone in the lives of our graduands who have been dedicated students and worked extremely hard over the last three years to complete the Bachelor of Design Arts.  This was the last formality after completing their degree and a great opportunity to share this night with their support networks.

The Graduands were presented to Terese McAleese, Academic Dean who said “It was wonderful to see proud family and friends on the night cheering on the graduands who have really been so dedicated to their career path.  It’s a good time to reflect on how important the students support network is during their studies.”

Ms. McAleese also presented awards of Distinction in recognition of attaining an outstanding aggregate grade assessment over all studies leading to the award of the Bachelor of Design Arts. Congratulations goes to…

Awards of Distinction:
Johnathan Akiki
Felicia Brennan
Jemma Cakebread
Quila Charnock
Jake Cheeseman
Pessia-Rivka Fetter
Luke Husseini
Erin Kirkpatrick 
Alanna Mitchell
Kimberly Ramos
Jean-Philippe Smith 
Elly-Louise Tyquin 
Harrison Verschuur
Kristy Warden
Emily Wilson

Lastly the Director’s Awards for High Distinction and President’s Awards went to:

Director’s Award for High Distinction (Communication Design)
Scott Nenadovich

Director’s Award for High Distinction (Fashion and Costume Design)
Melissa Bardwell

Director’s Award for High Distinction (Filmmaking and Photography)
Mariah Rose

Director’s Award for High Distinction (Graphic and Digital Design)
Jesse Birthisel

Director’s Award for High Distinction (Visual Arts)
Alyssa Donlon

President’s Award for Excellence
Melissa Bardwell (Fashion and Costume Design)

Award for Design Leadership 
Jesse Birthisel (Graphic and Digital Design)

Award for Academic Progress
Tahlia Giannopoulas (Graphic and Digital Design)

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