CQU graduate Samantha Stein (centre) leads the procession up the main street.
CQU graduate Samantha Stein (centre) leads the procession up the main street.

Degree honours Fred's memory

By REN LANZONrlanzon@gladstoneobserver.com.au

IT was both a sad and a happy moment when Theresa Munckton accepted a posthumous de- gree for her late husband, tennis coach Fred Munckton.

The degree was presented to Mrs Munckton during the Gladstone Campus of Central Queensland University's graduation ceremony on Saturday.

Mr Munckton, a Bachelor of Communica- tions student with the Gladstone campus, died on December 3, 2004.

"I was very proud to receive the degree for Fred,'' Mrs Munckton said yesterday.

"I will frame the certificate and set it up in a room I have set aside to mark his achievements ? he has a swag of other stuff including the Australia Day Award 2000.

"I miss him so much and I still have not got over the fact that he will not be coming back to me.''

Mr Munckton began studying with CQU in 1997 when he enrolled in the STEPS program which he completed in 1998.

In 1999, when nearly 60 years of age, he en- rolled in CQU's Bachelor of Communications majoring in journalism and professional com- munication and completed all the necessary subjects by the time of his death.



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