Almost 350 Bondies will cross the stage as students and leave the hall as graduates at the official Bond University graduation ceremony this Saturday, June 9.
More than 500 awards will be conferred at two ceremonies across undergraduate and postgraduate disciplines including law, business, health science, sustainable development, psychology, criminology and humanities.
Among the graduating cohort are valedictorians James Graham and James Parfitt who have both achieved excellent results across their academic and co-curricular time at Bond University.
The occasional address at the morning ceremony will be delivered by Mr Donald Hay who founded Hayco Manufacturing Limited in 1983. Mr Hay is a strong believer in exceeding expectations and lifelong learning while looking to the future by supplying innovative solutions. His company is an international fully integrated manufacturing conglomerate employing more than 7000 people and operating across more than 40 countries in a global network of partnerships and alliances.
The afternoon occasional address will be delivered by one of Australia’s most eminent jurists the Honourary Geoff Davies AO. After being admitted to the Bar in 1962, Mr Davies went on to become a Queen’s Counsel in 1976. While he spent significant time appearing in many High Court of Australian and Privy Council matters, he was appointed as Solicitor General for Queensland in 1989. Mr Davies was later appointed to the Bench of the newly established Court of Appeal of Queensland and is currently a Judge of the Court of Appeal of Brunei Darussalam.
The graduates will celebrate this milestone with their family and friends, together with Bond University academics and Senior Management, including Chancellor Dr Helen Nugent AO and Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Brailsford.