Federation Business School

2017 Student awards Ballarat

Special awards

Award category Presented byRecipient
Executive Dean's award Assoc Prof. Bob O'Shea Amelia Best

Ros Fyffe Memorial award

Ros was a valued staff member who was passionate about Business and Marketing. Her energetic, friendly and caring nature ensured that students were supported whilst transitioning into university life.

Ros worked closely with first year students as she believed that a student’s initial introduction to university should be a positive and rewarding experience.

Award categoryRecipient
Best 1st year student - Bachelor of Business Ryan Moore

Pat Thompson Memorial award

Patrick Thompson (Pat to colleagues and students) was passionate about his teaching and the profession of accounting. His enthusiasm for teaching was infectious and he had a positive impact on many students. Pat believed that accounting was the language of business and students needed to have a solid understanding of the basics.

Pat worked continuously to make accounting interesting and relevant to students and had an ‘open door’ policy for all. Pat dedicated a lot of his time to students, ensuring that their experience with us was positive and rewarding We all miss Pat but take inspiration from the example he set as a gifted teacher.

Award categoryRecipient
Outstanding MPA student Nga Lai Hui

Lisa Higgins Memorial award

Lisa was a student at the Gippsland Campus who passed away whilst undertaking her studies. Her family commenced an award in her memory for the best Honours student. This award was first presented in 1998.

Award categoryRecipient
Outstanding Honours student Diana Kambovski

Undergraduate awards

Award category Presented byRecipient
Best student - Bachelor of Applied Management Gekko Systems Bernardine Schilling
Best 1st year student - Bachelor of Commerce Economics Society of Australia Jonathan Liebelt
Best 2nd year student - Bachelor of Commerce Dr. Gavin Hurst Blake Paget
Best 3rd year student - Bachelor of Commerce CPA Australia Zoe Pritchard
Best 1st year student - Bachelor of Business Mason Brown IT Ryan Moore
Best 2nd year student - Bachelor of Business Ballarat Regional Tourism Jeremiah Stevens
Best 3rd year student - Bachelor of Business RU Advertising Felicity Nottage

Postgraduate awards

Award category Presented byRecipient
Outstanding MBA student HStudios Sharon Desmond
Outstanding MPA student Crowe Howarth Nga Lai Hui
Outstanding Honours student Nevett Ford Lawyers Diana Kambovski
Outstanding HDR student/ best paper Assoc Prof. Jerry Courvisanos Mohammad Yousuf

Commitment to faculty values awards

Presented byRecipient
Rodney Jacobs Lawyer Bonnie Palmer
Sovereign Hill Tyson Jenkin
Debbie Lord Ryan Moore
Commerce Ballarat Adrian James
Baird & McGregor Jessica Harbridge
Central Highlands Water Felicity Nottage
JK Personnel Lucy Brennan
Buninyong & District Bank Jenny Phillips