UTAS

More than 2,500 to graduate at winter ceremonies

Friends of 50 years Sharon Parkinson and Linda Dive were among The University of Tasmania's 2,500 graduands to be celebrating their achievements in ceremonies in Hobart and Launceston this month, when they donned their gowns and mortarboards on the weekend.

Part of the first group of students to receive their Diplomas of Family History, the pair travelled from Sydney for the graduation ceremony.

“I’m very excited to be graduating, it’s my first time wearing the ‘hat’ [mortarboard]. I watched my daughter wear one years ago, and now it’s my turn," Ms Parkinson said.

In Hobart, 1,663 graduands were conferred at ceremonies on Friday and Saturday, while in Launceston, 925 graduands will be conferred at ceremonies on Saturday, 26 August.

University of Tasmania Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Rathjen said graduation ceremonies were joyful events that marked the culmination of much hard work and scholarship.

“For our students, these ceremonies are the end of one chapter, and the beginning of another,” Professor Rathjen said.

“Their studies have helped identify, shape and hone their talents, and now they will take those talents out into the community to the benefit of us all.

“The University community congratulates our graduands and we celebrate their efforts with great pride.”

Image caption: Linda Dive and Sharon Parkinson.

Published on: 21 Aug 2017 11:44am