Our Rising Stars
|Janine Kroemer is a Pitta Pitta girl of NW Qld raised on the southern coastlines of Australia. Janine says the journeys and time at Southern Cross Tweed Heads is an experience she will never forget.
“Thankfully, I was the lucky recipient of the Norm Innis Foundation Indigenous Scholarship for the Diploma of Sport Management Surfing Studies. The scholarship covered my course, textbook and equipment costs whilst also creating time and funds to reconnect with my culture.”
Throughout her time at Southern Cross University, the scholarship assisted several cultural trips throughout QLD and NSW. It also aided an invitation to camp for a week with the women elders of Mutitjulu at Uluru whilst studying for the Diploma.
In July 2009 on successful completion of her Diploma Janine went on her first overseas trip venturing to Bali and Lombok; wild places and great waves that made her appreciate Australia even more.
Janine says: “If you love surfing and want to study management fundamentals in an interesting and exciting course, enrol in the Diploma at SCU. The units covered give incite into the business of surfing, and the skills learnt can be channelled either nationally or internationally into different areas of the industry.”
“It also creates opportunity to network and allows one to improve his or her surfing in fun waves, warm water and lots of sunshine, plus you never know who you might run into.”
And what about the future now she has finished her course at Southern Cross University?
“It is in the hands of the ancestors to lead, and I’ll follow.”
Our Rising Stars
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A positive contribution
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Scholarship makes dream a reality
When 15-year-old Moacir Palacios fled Nicaragua five years ago to escape a home life of violence and poverty, he could never have imagined the path his life would take.
Jay receives support for studies
Determined Elanora-based student Jay Hooker is putting his scholarship to good use as he works to complete his studies at Southern Cross University's Tweed Gold Coast campus.
Jessica wants to help others
For Jessica Waldron, the idea of doing something meaningful to help others was the motivating factor in choosing to study a Bachelor of Nursing at Southern Cross University.
When you are rebuilding your life from scratch, a helping hand along the way can make a world of difference and that’s how it was for Southern Cross University Bachelor of Social Sciences student Carleen Corrie.
At the age of 40, former Sydney and Blue Mountains resident Inanna Shea has finally found what she says will be her long-term home after moving to Lismore to study environmental science.