Recognition for her study and work achievements was a great birthday present for 18-year-old Hannah Auld.
The Alice Springs local joined 60 other students and their families at the Charles Darwin University annual prize giving ceremony that was held on campus yesterday (Thursday).
Ms Auld, who turned 18 this week, completed a business apprenticeship with the Northern Territory Government and studied a Certificate III in Business at the university.
She was named the Most Outstanding Business Apprentice of 2009 and thanked her lecture Ms Leslie Jury for the quality of learning.
“Her hard work and support was gratefully received,” she said.
Ms Jury said Hannah was a model student.
“Hannah stood out for her excellent interpersonal skills, ease of working with people and pride in her work, which she completed ahead of schedule,” she said.
Acting manager at her NTG employer, Central Australian Mental Health Services, Mrs Jenny Wright said Hannah was a pleasure to work with.
“Her apprenticeship saw Hannah grow as a person and as a professional. Working in reception requires someone who communicates well, is not easily flustered and has problem-solving skills, which she has,” she said.
CDU’s on-campus Desert Lantern Restaurant was used for the event, which included a presentation by Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover.
Campus Administrator David Reilly said the event was a great success.
“It’s a chance for staff, family and employers to value the great talent in Alice Springs,” he said.