Alexandra Veroude with The Hon. Jack Snelling MP and Asc Professor Mandar Oak, Head of School
Not only did top student Alexandra Veroude take out the three star prizes of Best Honours Thesis, Best Overall Honours Achievement and the LexisNexis Prize for Honours Economics, but her prizes were presented to her by the Hon. Jack Snelling MP, South Australian State Treasurer.
Mr Snelling, a graduate from the University with a major in Economics, spoke warmly of an association with the School that had started with his parents. His mother started her working life as personal assistant to the then Head of School, and she was encouraged by staff members to enrol for an undergraduate degree. It was as a student in Economics, that she met her future husband, and Mr Snelling’s father, Mr John Snelling who currently lectures in the School.
State Treasurer, The Hon. Jack Snelling MP
He expressed a concern that young people from the Northern Suburbs were underrepresented in tertiary education. He went on to commend the University for its First Generation Program and continued,
“I know too that the School of Economics has over the past few years provided opportunities for year 10 students from the northern suburb high schools to have a day at the University. These are young people who have no connections to university through family and are not likely to be aware of the opportunities available to them through education. So I commend this initiative too.”
Also present at the ceremony were Mr Stuart Greig from Business SA who presented the Business SA Prize for Level II Economics, Mr David Weatherly from Bank SA who presented The Bank SA Prize in Intermediate Macroeconomics and Professor Jonathan Pincus who presented two prizes offered by the Economic Society. Other prizes were presented by The Vice Chancellor and President of the University, Professor James McWha and The Executive Dean of the Faculty of the Professions, Professor Christopher Findlay.
The 2011 Prize Winners with Asc Professor Mandar Oak, Head of the School of Economics.
|The Ray Lewis Memorial Prize||Sabrina Miklos|
|The E. Pollard Prize in Economic History||Rosetta Dollman|
|The School of Economics Prize for Best Honours Thesis||Alexandra Veroude|
|The School of Economics Prize for Best Overall Honours Achievement||Alexandra Veroude|
|LexisNexis Prize for Honours Economics||Alexandra Veroude|
|The Economic Society Prize for Macroeconomics I and Microeconomics I||Manh Cuong Pham|
|The Economic Society Prize for in Intermediate Econometrics||Leigh Killmier|
|The Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement||Eugene Braslavskiy|
|Business SA Prize for Level II Economics||Jonathan Foo|
|The Bank SA Prize in Intermediate Macroeconomics
(was shared by)
|LexisNexis Prize||Elizabeth Alvaro|
|Professor Tew’s Prize for Level I Economics||Manh Cuong Pham|
|The EA Russell Memorial Prize for Economic Theory III||Van Vo|
|The E. Pollard Prize in Economic History||Jack Batty|
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