RMIT University students have been recognised for their achievements at the annual Business Prize Giving Ceremony.
More than 250 students, industry representatives and guests attended the ceremony at RMIT's Storey Hall on Thursday, 16 May.
The event recognises the achievements of more than 60 current students and recent graduates from vocational education and training, undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the College of Business.
Kim van Korven (pictured left), who completed the Bachelor of Business (Marketing) - Applied in 2012, was awarded the Business Medal for her outstanding academic achievement and community leadership.
While at RMIT, Ms van Korven volunteered as a tutor through the Student Learning Advisor Mentors (SLAMs) program. She achieved excellent academic results, graduating with 14 high distinctions and 8 distinctions overall.
Her extensive community involvement includes working on a marketing campaign for "Life's Little Treasures" - a non-profit organisation that supports families of premature and sick babies.
Joshua O'Shannassy received the RMIT Business Encouragement Award for his outstanding academic achievement in the first semester of the first year of study.
Mr O'Shannassy, a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) - Applied student, obtained four high distinctions in his first semester, achieving marks of 96 in "Prices and Markets" and 90 in "Introduction to Management".
Pro Vice-Chancellor Business and Vice President, Professor Ian Palmer (pictured right), congratulated all the winners for their significant accomplishments across a range of business disciplines.
"With creative vision and an entrepreneurial spirit, you are destined to be our leaders of the future," Professor Palmer said.
Former Attorney-General, Rob Hulls, was the guest speaker at the ceremony. Mr Hulls was invited to establish the new Centre for Innovative Justice at RMIT in 2012 and is now the centre's inaugural Director.
Prizes are generously supported by many organisations, business and professional bodies, demonstrating the strong industry and community connections of the College of Business.