Thousands celebrate graduation milestone

Thousands of Griffith University students will celebrate the milestone of graduation this week.

More than 8100 students are eligible to formally receive their degree certificates at one of 14 ceremonies held in Brisbane, Logan and on the Gold Coast.

Graduands are from all areas of the university including Law, Business, Science, Arts, Music, Environment, Engineering, Technology, Education, Health and Medicine.

Industry guest speakers will address each ceremony, joined by Griffith University Chancellor, Deputy Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellors, senior academics, special guests, and graduands’ families.

The University will also award five honorary doctorates to:

– Ms Rhonda White — co-founder of the Terry White Chemists Group

– Bob Atkinson APM — Queensland Police Commissioner

– Dr Robert Anderson OAM — Indigenous Elder and former Chairman, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Board

– Mr Martin Albrecht AC — Chair, Geodynamics Ltd and Exergen Pty Ltd

– Hon Dr Barry Jones AO — former ALP Minister.

Speakers at the ceremonies are:

Logan, Friday December 9 — Logan Entertainment Centre

– Cr Russell Lutton — Deputy Mayor, Logan City Council (11am)

– Professor Roger Slee — Director, Institute for Diversity, Educational Access and Success, Victoria University (3pm)

Gold Coast, Monday December 12 — Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

– Ms Rhonda White — DUNIV —(11am)

– Dr Adrian Nowitzke — District CEO, Gold Coast Health (3pm)

– Bob Atkinson APM, DUNIV (7pm)

Gold Coast, Tuesday December 13 — Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

– Mr Don Morris AO — Chairman, Tourism QLD (11am)

– Ms Gillian Adams — Director, Ask Consulting Engineers (3pm)

Brisbane, Thursday December 15 — Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

– Ms Bridget Murphy — Executive General Manager, QLD & NT, Fujitsu (11am)

– Mr Malcolm Snow — CEO, South Bank Corporation (3pm)

– Dr James Morton — Chairman and Founder, AEIOU Foundation (7pm)

Brisbane, Friday December 16 — Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

– Dr Robert Anderson OAM DUNIV (11am)

– Mr Martin Albrecht AC DUNIV (3pm)

Brisbane, Friday December 16 — Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

– Mr Mark Overett — Managing Director/Producer, New Holland Pictures (11am)

– Hon Dr Barry Jones AO DUNIV (3pm)