Academic Dinner 2018

A highlight each year is the Academic Dinner which was held on Tuesday 21 August 2018. 

The guest speaker for this year’s Academic Dinner was Professor Peter Greste, an academic and journalist with more than 25 years of experience as a foreign correspondent for some of the world’s most respected broadcasters. He currently occupies the UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communication at the University of Queensland, though he is best known for his stand in defence of press freedom while he was imprisoned in Egypt on terrorism charges through 2014.  Professor Greste gave a telling account of the events that led to his arrest and the importance of being guided, in life and work, by values and ideals that are worth upholding.
Cromwell students performed well academically this past semester with the College Grade Point Average being 5.16. There were four students who achieved the perfect score of 7 (GPA 7.0) for every course they studied and congratulations go to these students:

  • Jasmine Burr (B Engineering Honours)
  • Corinne Henriksen (B Speech Pathology Honours)
  • Cameron Kroon (B Engineering Honours /B Economics)
  • Hamish Williams (B Commerce)

In total, there were 64 students who received a GPA of 6.00 or better and 153 students who received a GPA of 5.00 or better in Semester One 2018.

The awards and prizes presented at the Academic Dinner can be found here

Sincere thanks to the Board members who gave of their time to attended the Academic Dinner in support of the students, staff and the college. Cromwell College also remains indebted to the many generous benefactors who donate awards and prizes to the students.

To view photos taken on the night, please see our Facebook album.