2005 winners

 

Rachael Truscott

2005 Student Leader of the Year


Rachael has been a QUT student since 2004 and is currently completing a Bachelor of Business degree majoring in Marketing and Management. Rachael has made a significant contribution to the University community as a member of QUT's award winning team at the 'Campbell Arnott's Students in Free Enterprise Australia National Competition'. Rachael has undertaken a number of student leadership activities such as her involvement with AIESEC, and she was also involved in the establishment of the 'Brisbane Rural and Isolated Students Network'. With a dedication to community service, Rachael has been actively involved in a number of community projects with 'Volunteering Queensland' and QUT 'Students in Free Enterprise', including running workshops with street vendors of the 'Big Issue' magazine to develop their personal selling techniques and other life skills. Rachael has developed a strong interest in corporate responsibility and has positioned herself to pursue a career in this field by engaging in professional development activities and attending networking events in this area. Rachael has displayed academic excellence in her tertiary studies with a course GPA of 6.25.

Anna Crossin

2005 Student Leadership Excellence Award Winner


Anna has been a QUT student since 2002 and is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Business dual degree majoring in German, International and Global Studies, and International Business. Anna played a key role in the establishment of QUT's 'International Business Club' in 2003 as secretary and executive committee member. Anna has been a mentee in the 2005 'QUT Career Mentor Scheme', and a volunteer liaison officer and committee member of the 'QUT East-West Programme', which promotes interaction between Australian and International students. Anna has undertaken volunteering activities with Oxfam Community Aid Abroad and has been a refugee tutor at Yeronga State High School . Anna has twice been awarded QUT Faculty of Business scholarships to participate in university exchange programs to Germany to study German language and European business. Anna's excellent academic record has been recognised through her admission to the Golden Key International Honour Society in 2002.

Emmelene Gray

2005 Student Leadership Excellence Award Winner


Emmelene commenced her studies at QUT in 2002 and is completing a Bachelor of Justice / Bachelor of Laws dual degree. As a Faculty of Law Student Ambassador, Emmelene has represented the Faculty at a number of events including the Tertiary Study Expo and the QUT Courses and Careers Day where she provided advice to prospective students and their parents. Emmelene has also served on a number of Faculty committees in student representative roles. Emmelene has displayed a commitment to community service activities through her volunteer work with the Leukaemia Foundation and the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation. Currently working as a personal injuries law clerk, Emmelene intends to obtain work experience in a number of areas of legal practice. Emmelene has an impressive academic history, receiving the 'DNA Evidence Pty Ltd Prize' and the 'Gilshenan & Luton Prize' for academic performance in Law units, and is also a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

Chandni Gupta

2005 Student Leadership Excellence Award Winner


Chandni attained a Bachelor of Information Technology with Distinction from QUT in 2002 and is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Business, majoring in Public Relations. Chandni has contributed to the University community as a Faculty of Information Technology Student Ambassador where she provided advice to potential students, and as a participant in the IT Buddy Scheme in a motivational and guidance role. Chandni has demonstrated community service through her volunteer work with a number of organisations including the Spinal Injuries Association and the Brisbane India Times. Chandni has undertaken a range of professional development and work experience activities during her university studies such as a media relations project with TransLink, for the launch of the Cultural Centre Busway Station. Currently working as a Communication Officer at CorpTech, Chandni engages with the CorpTech staff community through her additional roles as Equity Referral Officer, Social Club Secretary and has also contributed to the event management of the 2004 CorpTech Expo.

Ruth Hosking

2005 Student Leadership Excellence Award Winner


Ruth commenced her studies at QUT in 2002 and is currently completing a Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Health Science dual degree. Ruth has been actively involved as a QUT Student Ambassador for the Faculty of Health, and through a number of student representative roles on Faculty committees. Ruth represented the Health Faculty at the '2003 National Student Forum on Faith and Values', and attended the 'National Undergraduate Rural Health Conference' in 2003 and 2004 as the Queensland nursing student representative. Ruth has been actively involved in community service activities through her longstanding membership of the St John's Ambulance, and has contributed to the organisation's work throughout Queensland . Ruth is also a member of the Girl's Brigade through which she has completed the Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards, and is currently completing her Gold award. Ruth has undertaken professional development activities through the Queensland Health 'Rural Health Scholarship Scheme' and recently travelled to Uganda to participate on a 10 week missionary trip, providing medical aid and patient treatment advice to local nurses.

Kristiana Kilvert

2005 Student Leadership Excellence Award Winner


Kristiana commenced her Bachelor of Creative Industries / Bachelor of Business dual degree in 2002 and is majoring in Media Communication and Public Relations. Kristiana was a member of the winning QUT team in the 2003 'Higher Education Workplace Skills Olympiad' which is a national competition for solving real world business problems. Kristiana was also the Vice-President of QUT's Musical Society form 2003 - 2004 and has held the position of PR Coordinator for the QUT International Students Association. Kristiana has contributed to the wider community through her volunteer work with the Red Cross to help Sudanese migrants learn how to use the internet and computers to sell their crafts. Kristiana has also provided voluntary media assistance to the Woodford Folk Federation. Kristiana has attended to the 'Education Without Borders' conference in Abu Dhabi , where she presented a paper on the 'Advantages and Disadvantages to Students of an Online Based Education'. Kristiana has also attended the 2005 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.

Leanne Linard

2005 Student Leadership Excellence Award Winner


Leanne commenced her Bachelor of Business degree in 2001, majoring in Human Resource Management. Leanne has undertaken a number of student representative roles since she commenced her studies at QUT. As a Student Ambassador for the Faculty of Business, Leanne has represented the Faculty at numerous public and corporate functions including the Tertiary Studies Expo. Leanne has performed a number of student representative roles on the Faculty's committees and boards and represented QUT at the 2002 National Student Leadership Forum, hosted by Prime Minister John Howard. Leanne's community service includes involvement with the Queensland Cancer Fund and within her local Northside Anglican community. She is currently employed as an Office Manager for the Honourable Neil Roberts, State Member of Parliament for Nudgee. With a GPA of 6.6 Leanne is a recipient of the Suzanne Lines Memorial Scholarship, the Sidney Webb Memorial Prize, the Faculty of Business Dean's List 2001 - 2004, and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

Meggie Palmer

2005 Student Leadership Excellence Award Winner

Meggie has been a QUT student since 2002 and is currently completing a Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Business dual degree majoring in Public Relations. Meggie has been a Senior QUT Student Ambassador, providing advice to prospective students at the QUT Course and Careers Day, regional roadshows and expos, and school visits throughout Australia . Meggie is also a member of the QUT Journalism Society, and the QUT Alinea Society for advertising, marketing and public relations students. Meggie has undertaken volunteer work with 'Camp Quality' and has been a coordinator of the 'Voila!' Program, aimed at encouraging young people to volunteer within the community. Meggie is currently employed by Channel 7 as a casual journalist on the Sunshine Coast and in Cairns where she is responsible for finding, writing and presenting stories for the Channel 7 local news. Meggie's academic achievements include the 2003 Castlemaine Perkins Scholarship, the 2002 Faculty of Business Dean's List, the 2003 School of Journalism Student of the Year (Radio), and the 2002 Stud' Italia Scholarship.

05ScottParker.jpgBridie Scott-Parker

2005 Student Leadership Excellence Award Winner


Bridie completed a QUT Bachelor of Psychology with Distinction in 2004 and has previously completed a Bachelor of Science. Bridie is currently completing an Honours program and then plans to undertake her PhD. As the Queensland and Postgraduate representative for the 'Australasian Network of Students with Disabilities', Bridie has promoted access and equity for all students and employees at QUT. Bridie has also participated in the 2004 'Pathways 7 Conference' in Alice Springs which is targeted at people who work with students with disabilities in an education or training environment. Bridie has contributed to the wider community through her volunteer work as State Advocate for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Queensland, and with the Caboolture mental health organisation 'Open Doors'. Bridie has received a number of QUT academic awards and bursaries including the AM Fraser Health Award and the CARRS-Q Bursary. Bridie is also a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.