2019 JCU Brisbane Graduation Ceremony

JCU Brisbane held their annual Graduation Ceremony on the 20th of September at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre.

This was a wonderful ceremony with a full auditorium of family and friends celebrating the graduation of over 200 students from both the Brisbane and Townsville campus. In addition to this, the ceremony was also live streamed on the JCU Brisbane Facebook page (@JCUBrisbane) and Youtube (James Cook University Brisbane) to over 4,000 people globally. This is the 3rd time one of our JCU Brisbane graduations has been live streamed on our social media platforms.

Founder and President of the Sarina Russo Group, Ms Sarina Russo presented the occasional address where she gave a powerful speech about staying resilient, disrupting the norm and having self-belief in a world full of nos. A notable line in Ms Russo’s speech was when the crowd was roaring with cheer and she stated, “keep going, keep believing and keep striving”.

Graduating student, Narendra Nath Sanyal, then gave the graduate address where he thanked family, staff and academics for their ongoing guidance and support.

2019 JCU Graduates

Photo: 2019 JCU Graduates pose out the front of the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Additional notable attendees included:

  • Chair of the JCU Academic Board, Professor Stephen Naylor
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor Students, Professor Laura-Anne Bull
  • Founder and President of the Sarina Russo Group, Sarina Russo
  • JCU Chancellor, Bill Tweddell
  • Senior Associate Dean Academic & Associate Professor Ashley Orth
  • Acting Dean College of Business, Law & Governance, Dr Sandra Wallace
  • Acting Associate Dean IT, Dr Paul Darwen
  • JCU Brisbane Campus Director/Chief Operations Officer, Kevin Anderson
  • JCU Brisbane CEO, Kathleen Newcombe

Thank you to everyone who attended or live streamed the event and congratulations to the graduating cohort of 2019. If you were unable to attend the graduation ceremony but would like to re-watch the livestream here, please click here: https://bit.ly/2lfUNsE

To view the full photo gallery of photos taken, please visit here: https://bit.ly/2mPxeak