Awards for UCOL’s best and brightest
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Former New Zealand junior track cyclist Rosanne Chee is one of three students to be recognised as a UCOL High Achiever
Rosanne, who is in the second year of study for a Bachelor of Human Performance degree, received a UCOL High Achievers
Award at a ceremony in Palmerston North today (Friday).
She also received the Palmerston North City Council Jaycee Trust Scholarship.
Rosanne, who represented New Zealand at the Oceania and Junior World games in 2002, has taken up bodybuilding and put
her cycling career on hold while she completes her degree.
Two other UCOL High Achiever Awards went to Shiree Craven, who is completing a Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging
degree, and Kerry Coburn who is in the first year of study for a Bachelor of Nursing, at Gisborne.
The scholarships and awards for 2007 were presented by UCOL Deputy Chief Executive Academic Bonnie Dewart at a special
ceremony held at UCOL’s Palmerston North campus today (Friday).
Ms Dewart says the High Achiever awards are a special way to acknowledge students who have shown excellence, passion and
commitment to their study. “All of the awards and scholarships awarded today are intended to help our students to reach
their goals and complete their studies successfully.”
In other presentations, the Andrew Cliff Award, for students who have supported others with their study, went to Graeme
Campbell who is studying for a degree in Medical Imaging Technology, and Christine Finlay, Bachelor of Applied Visual
Two students, Margaret Mowat (Bachelor of Nursing) and Kirsty Callaghan (Bachelor of Applied Science) received awards
from Graduate Women Manawatu.
The Palmerston North Soroptimist Scholarship went to Helena-Jane Pene who is studying for a Bachelor of Information
Helena-Jane also won a Fenton Te Rauparaha (Ralph) Flavell Memorial Scholarship, along with Lynette Laing (Bachelor of
Human Performance) and Debbie Hiriri (Bachelor of Nursing).
Lynette also won a Fletcher Challenge Trust Award, along with Sarah Manley who is studying for a Bachelor of Nursing
UCOL Scholarships for Effort and Achievement were awarded to Raewyn Walker (Bachelor of Human Performance) and Sharon
Andrews (Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging).