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FedUni graduates awarded mining commendations

Posted: Friday 24 November 2017

Mining, mineral processing and geology graduates from Federation University Australia have been highly honoured at the AusIMM GB O’Malley student preliminary selection event in Ballarat.

The GB O’Malley Medal Award is considered the highest student commendation. It is awarded annually to a Student Member of the AusIMM for the best preparation and presentation of a technical paper.

The FedUni students who received recommendation awards are:

Sean Murphy, Bachelor of Science, major in Mineral Processing and minor in Environmental Geoscience

Ryan Marshall, Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) Honours

Austell Lanyon, Bachelor of Science, (Major in Mineral Processing and Minor in Earth Materials)

The GB O’Malley Medal Award was established in 1986 in honour of GB O’Malley, who was a highly respected AusIMM member from 1927 to 1976. 

“The University has a long record of teaching and mentoring highly successful mining, mineral processing and geology students,” Lecturer Larissa Koroznikova said.

“We are pleased to congratulate the FedUni graduates who have been honoured by the recent GB O’Malley student selection event awards.

“They are outstanding students and we know they will succeed extremely well in their chosen careers.”

Anyone interested in studying mining, mineral processing and geology at FedUni is encouraged to contact the university by calling 1800 333 864.

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