Now in her sixth year at CQUni, Anne Munns has come a long way. Starting out as the EA to the PVC Indigenous Engagement, she eventually found her passion, in supporting the Indigenous students as an Indigenous Student Support Officer within the Student Life and Wellbeing Centre. As a CQUni graduate herself, Anne is determined to help Indigenous students achieve their goals.
Are you a CQUni Alumnus? If so, what did you graduate in?
Yes, I studied a Bachelor of Arts – Psychology & Drama & Theatre Studies majors.
What was a recent highlight in your life?
I had the opportunity to be a contestant on the Chase Australia last year. I went up against the Shark and was sitting in position three and the first two contestants didn’t bank any money so the pressure was on. I was very tempted by the offer of $40 000 but banked $ 14 000.
What is the best thing about being at CQUni?
As an Alumnus, being able to give back and support other Indigenous students on their tertiary journey.
Who has made an impact on your life? Why?
My parents – strugglers who worked hard to ensure my sister and brothers never wanted for anything, got the best education and made something of our lives.
What is the best thing about your CQUni campus?
I love the abundance of wildlife that is constantly around at the CQUni Rockhampton North campus, yes including the slithering kind also.
If you could solve any social issue in your community, what would you tackle first?
Local homelessness – if ever my sister and I won lotto, we would like to build something that would provide shelter and a safe place.
What do you love most about your role?
Working with a team of dedicated people with the same goal and purpose – supporting our Indigenous students to succeed in their chosen area of study.
What would be your last meal?
I absolutely love seafood, so would have to be a seafood paella with large jug of ice cold sangria.
If your office was burning down, what would be the one thing you grabbed on the way out the door?
My phone and my car keys and perhaps my work colleagues.