Wellington School of Business and Government celebrates our top performing students
The School of Government's top graduating students were among those celebrated at Wellington School of Business and Government’s annual Excellence Awards held at Rutherford House.
The Wellington School of Business and Government Excellence Awards recognise the highest achieving students who have excelled academically across each of our business disciplines including Public Policy and Public Management.
The awards also celebrate students in the specialist disciplines across our Professional Master’s programmes.
At the awards ceremony on Monday 17 May, Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Commerce Professor Jane Bryson said it was great to acknowledge the successes of WSBG’s outstanding students amongst their friends, family, fellow students, University supporters and staff.
“While we do our best to give you everything you need to achieve your goals, it would all be for nothing without the hard work and commitment you have dedicated to your education and for which you are being recognised tonight. We are all proud of what you have achieved and look forward to seeing what you go on to do in the future. Wherever you end up going and whatever you end up doing, please stay in touch,” said Professor Bryson.
Guest speaker Lucas Gammie, acting Head of Pricing at Contact Energy, spoke about his career journey since he graduated from WSBG with a Master of Commerce in 2015.
“While I didn't expect to do post-graduate studies, I know I'm so much better off for doing it. It challenged me in so many different ways and equipped me with the tools I needed to succeed in the workforce.”
Top School of Government students
Isabella Crawford—Master of Public Policy
Kelly Stone—Master of e-Government
Clayton Willocks—Master of Public Management
Howe Deng - Public policy
Other top Master’s students
Rachel Bell—Master of Information Studies
Yuk Lung Choi—Master of Professional Business Analysis
Katherine Farmer—Master of Information Management
Alina Haider—Master of Business Administration
Leah Haines—Master of Public Policy
Shamanthi Jayawardena—Master of Global Marketing
Tyrell Johnston—Master of Applied Finance
Daniel Robertson—Executive Master of Business Administration
Lauren Wilcock Breen—Master of Professional Economics
Yang Xuang—Master of Professional Accounting