Centre Administrator Trish Harkins has decided to retire. She will leave Charles Darwin University on 18 December to travel around Australia with her husband.
Trish commenced working at CDU’s Yulara Centre in April 2005 and has been a resident of Yulara for six years. Previously working for the local bank, Trish said she enjoyed her time at CDU.
‘It’s a different environment at the University and I took on an interesting but very rewarding challenge,’ she said.
She paid tribute to the effort of CDU community support.
‘I am fairly isolated but Alice Springs and Darwin staff always made the effort to communicate and I really appreciate it,’ she said.
In other news, hospitality and tourism lecturers Nick de Silva, Judy Bell, Sue Tucker and Ingolf Eigenwillig have made recent trips to Yulara, training their students in the areas of hospitality, business and retail, tourism, training and cookery.
David Reilly and Lorraine St Clair also visited looking at VET in schools for the Indigenous community.
Trish has been supervising written examinations for external universities and on-line exams for helicopter pilots. She says this does not involve her flying helicopters.
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