A traditional Welcome to Country accompanied by a Taribelang song of welcome opened proceedings for CQUniversity graduates today.
Robert McLellan performed the song of welcome he wrote last year to a Multiplex auditorium filled with graduates, family and friends and the university hierarchy.
Eighty-two graduates received diplomas with a number of distinguished individual awards also presented.
Ms Karena Menzie-Ballantyne received her Doctor of Education and Ms Pamela Ellem her Doctor of Philosophy.
Guest speaker was CQUniversity’s alumni member, Bundaberg-born Craig Hodges, who is now leading one of the world’s prominent Health IT businesses in the role of Chief Operating Officer and as Deputy Chair of its Global Clinical Governance committee.
University Vice-Chancellor Professor Nick Klomp offered his congratulations to the CQUniversity graduates, recognising the study journey undertaken by each student.
“Today is a day to reflect on your determination, effort and growth. It is a day to celebrate all that you have achieved,” he said.
Last year the university enrolled more than 2000 students and future courses carry the promise of new medical programs.