14 May 2012
Celebrating tomorrow's business leaders
More than 500 students, industry representatives and guests attended the annual RMIT University Business Prize Giving Ceremony.
The ceremony recognises the achievements of more than 120 current students and recent graduates from vocational education and training, undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the College of Business.
Rohan Pereira, of Brunswick, who completed the Bachelor of Business (Business Information Systems) in 2011, was awarded the Business Medal for his outstanding academic achievement and community leadership.
While at RMIT Mr Pereira was a student tutor and played for the RMIT soccer club where he won "best and fairest". He was also the recipient of a number of academic awards, and achieved 22 high distinctions and four distinctions overall.
Mr Pereira's extensive community involvement includes developing Hostel Management Software for Don Bosco Youth Hostel and providing free maintenance and website development for a charity Christian organisation.
He also completed an internship with non-profit organisation, TRY Australia, where he was put in charge of IT support and was part of the management team.
David Li received the RMIT Business Encouragement Award for outstanding academic achievement in the first semester of the first year of study.
Mr Li, a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) - Applied student, obtained four high distinctions in his first semester, achieving marks of 93 in Business Computing 1 and 91 in Macroeconomics 1.
Pro Vice-Chancellor Business and Vice-President, Professor Ian Palmer, congratulated the winners and said the ceremony highlighted the wealth of talented young people at the College of Business.
"With their creative vision and an entrepreneurial spirit, the students who are recognised tonight are destined to be our leaders of the future," Professor Palmer said.
Jan Owen AM, CEO, Foundation for Young Australians, was the guest speaker at the event. Ms Owen is a highly regarded social entrepreneur, innovator and child and youth advocate. Her previous positions include Executive Director of Social Ventures Australia and CEO of the CREATE Foundation. Ms Owen is a member of the inaugural RMIT College of Business Industry Advisory Board.
More than 50 sponsors supported the ceremony, an indication of the strong support that the College of Business receives from industry and the community.
Rohan Pereira, RMIT Business Medal winner, with Professor Ian Palmer, Pro Vice-Chancellor Business and Vice-President.
David Li, winner of the RMIT Business Encouragement Award.
- Homelessness project wins two national awards 21/05/2013
- Celebrating future business leaders 20/05/2013
- Student signs eight-book publishing deal 17/05/2013
- Experts explore sustainable packaging 16/05/2013
- RMIT students in Airbus challenge final 16/05/2013
- Screenwriting academics team up for sci-fi film 14/05/2013