Students celebrate their STEPS
LAST night was a celebration of courage and commitment for 47 students who set out on a quest to achieve what they thought was impossible.
All 47 students celebrated the completion of their STEPS course through Central Queensland University before setting off on the path that their lives will now take them.
STEPS was developed in 1986 to provide a practical pathway to higher education for mature age students. Many of these students had to make many sacrifices to achieve their goals, which were made easier by the support of families, friends and classmates.
The ceremony held at the Leo Zussino Building at the Gladstone campus of CQU was a public recognition of the significant achievements by the 2010 STEPS students and a celebration of the challenges these students accepted.
Acting Head of Campus Dr Andrew Wallace welcomed the students and their families to the ceremony before a presentation of the STEPS journey was shown to the audience. Vice Chancellor and President Professor Scott Bowman addressed the audience along with former STEPS graduate from 2000, Michele Adamson.
The 47 students were then presented with their certificates and a chance to reflect on their time in STEPS. Director of Academic Learning Services Karen Seary's address rounded out the evening.