CQUni Committee Officer Andrea McSherry is on the run for a good cause. She and her husband will be running their first ever half marathon at the Yeppoon Running Festival. Running has always been a big passion in Andrea’s family with her Dad, Peter Quirk, running the Westfield Ultramarathon from Sydney to Melbourne in 1990 when she was a baby. Peter ran to raise awareness for Rett Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder which Andrea’s eldest sister Danielle was diagnosed with at a very young age.
CQUni Emerald Bachelor of Agriculture student Genevieve Kane is a true advocate of the land. She sees the potential it holds and understands the people who toil upon it everyday. Her passion and determination has seen her excel in her studies, so much so that she was recently named the Miss Showgirl runner-up in the Queensland Country Life Emerald Miss Showgirl competition earlier this year.
Cody Vella (pictured with Prof Judith Brown) is the new Career Information Officer at CQUni’s Mackay Ooralea Campus. In addition to his role, Cody is currently in his third year of a Bachelor of Business/Professional Communication degree, majoring in Marketing. He was also recently the recipient of the Winchester Foundation Scholarship and the CQUniCares Stage and Audio Scholarship.
Jeannette Delamoir has been with CQUni for many decades, as a Senior Lecturer in Communications, a Communications Officer and an Academic Liaison. Now she has taken on a fresh challenge as the new Student Ombudsman, ensuring that students receive fair and equitable treatment within the University.
Indigenous Student Support Officer Robina Mann recently celebrated 18 years of employment with CQUniversity. She sees her role as a “duty of care” to the Indigenous students she comes into contact with everyday. She’s also a big fan of martial arts TV legend, Chuck Norris.
Her position at CQUni as the Associate Director of International Services is far different from her life as a park ranger, but no less challenging and rewarding. Priscilla Stevens-Guiney revels in the variety of work that her role dishes up and enjoys connecting with the range of areas that comes under her portfolio. Priscilla is an animal welfare advocate and has two gorgeous pooches of her own. She believes life is about choices and owning your decisions.
In the fourth year of her Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Professional Communications degree at CQUni Rockhampton, student Monica Mallory has just joined the Office of Social Innovation as a Change Champ for the region, and is passionate about helping tackle social issues for the community. Monica recently ran a range of events on Rockhampton North as part of the Festival of Change, and attended the Brisbane Social Innovation Workshop, designing future-of-work solutions for disability support not-for-profit Multicap.
As CQUni Mackay Nursing’s Associate Lecturer, Sharon Slack has had the privilege of being part of a team who led the 2016 and 2017 CQUni nursing student contingents to Nepal. She also finds inspiration back home – in the graciousness of her students, the generosity of her colleagues and the positive attitude she presents to daily life.
CQUni’s newly-appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor of Indigenous Engagement and BHP Chair in Indigenous Engagement Adrian Miller is a self-proclaimed geek. The Lord of the Rings enthusiast was born in Mareeba and raised in Innisfail and has family spread across North Queensland. After working at Charles Darwin University for the past year as PVC of Indigenous Leadership, Professor Miller recently relocated to Townsville with wife Selina and their two daughters (21 and 19). He’s passionate about making a difference and looks forward to influencing positive change in Indigenous education and research.
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Husband, father of three young girls and CQUni Paramedic Lecturer Ian De Jonge worked for the Queensland Ambulance Service for 10 years before taking on his current role at CQUniversity. Based at the Townsville Campus, Ian has been working with the University for six months and says he loves nothing more than teaching!
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