Gayle’s top award
Gayle Ferguson student of the year.
Ms Ferguson was presented with the NSW Finley Campus Award for 2018 at the annual graduation ceremony Monday last week.
She had graduated from a Certificate III in Individual Support – Ageing.
According to her teacher Alison Luelf, Ms Ferguson has been a positive student.
‘‘She was inclusive to everyone on campus and had a lovely manner,’’ Mrs Luelf said.
‘‘After doing six months of her course she was asked to speak to the new group of students doing her course, and there were is the Finley TAFE remarks about how much passion and encouragement she had towards her subject.
‘‘Gayle did her work without hassle and in a timely manner, and was always supportive of her classmates.’’
Ms Ferguson was not the only graduating student rewarded for their efforts at the graduation ceremony.
A host of other awards were presented to students coming from a diverse range of backgrounds and study areas. They included:
Abbie Hoskin – Finley Rotary Club Award.
Kittiya Ardtaisong – Country Women’s Association of NSW Murray Hut Branch Award.
Michelle Bromfield – Berrigan Shire Council Award.
TAFE NSW regional general manager Kerry Penton congratulated all the graduates and said the ceremony was a fitting recognition of the students’ commitment to improving their skills and, ultimately, their lives.
‘‘It’s wonderful to see so many graduates investing in their futures,’’ Ms Penton said.
‘‘For many of them, that involves making short-term personal sacrifices in the knowledge that the skills they learn will help them further their careers.
‘‘To see those students up on stage being cheered on by their family, friends and classmates is very special.
‘‘On behalf of TAFE New South Wales, I would like to acknowledge the personal achievement of all our graduates and wish them every success in future.’’
Finley TAFE Campus Award winner Gayle Ferguson with TAFE NSW head of skills team Brian Millar.