Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Exceptional Performance 


Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover presents Anne Walter with the Ryan Family Prize.

Charles Darwin University has recognised the outstanding efforts of its staff at the annual Vice-Chancellor Awards ceremony held last Friday.

Awards were presented to academic, professional, research and general staff for exceptional performance exceeding the normal requirements of their position and advancing the University’s strategic goals.

Friday’s presentation ceremony was the first in a series of ceremonies for the recipients of this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Exceptional Performance. Further presentation ceremonies will be held to mark the achievements of staff on other campuses and delivery centres as Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover moves around the Territory over the coming months.

Staff recognised on the night:

Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Vocational Education and Training Category
• Christine Taylor
• Tony Jensen
• Jason Wilkes

Higher Education Category
• Deborah West

Team award - Agriculture and Rural Operations Team

Team award - English as a Second Language Team

Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Exceptional Performance in Research

Individual Researcher Category
• Keith Christian

New Researcher Category
• Jun-Yi Zhang

Research Team Category 
• Samantha Setterfield
• Michael Douglas
• Lindsay Hutley
• Natalie Rossiter-Rachor

Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Exceptional Performance by General Staff

Individual Category
• Lorna Walker – Alice Springs

Individual Category
• Michelle Wells

Team Award Category - eQuip team

Ryan Family Prize

Also on this occasion as part of the awards ceremony the Ryan Family Prize was awarded to Anne Walter.

The Ryan Family Award is a new annual award for staff made possible by the generous benefaction of Richard Ryan and family. The Award has been established to encourage and celebrate the achievements and dedication of exceptional staff at CDU.

The Award provides a chance to highlight achievements and contributions of people from all levels and areas of the University who may otherwise go unsung.

At the ceremony, Mrs Walter was presented with the prize with David Barker receiving a Special Commendation.  Earlier in the year at the Alice Springs Scholarships and Prizes Ceremony Nicole Traves also received a Special Commendation.