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Caps off for our latest UQ Ipswich graduates

NURSING AMBITION: Nursing students Francesca McLeod and Amy Gibson.
NURSING AMBITION: Nursing students Francesca McLeod and Amy Gibson. David Nielsen

THE University of Queensland Ipswich campus hosted one of its largest graduation ceremonies yesterday, awarding degrees to dozens of health, business and law students.

More than 175 students graduated from the growing campus at a formal ceremony in the Ipswich Civic Centre.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Rix congratulated the students on completing their degrees.

"Graduation ceremonies are a vital acknowledgment of the accomplishments of our students," Prof Rix said.

Bachelor of Health Sciences student and valedictorian Glenda Chaille was one of the happy graduates.

As one of two valedictorians for the ceremony, Mrs Chaille said it was an honour to represent the student cohort.

"We have shared a journey that has been both challenging and rewarding," Mrs Chaille said.

"Many of us have worked either full-time or part-time, cared for our children or family members and struggled to create extra time for those special people in our lives along the way.

"We chose to do this because we believe in the power of education."

Mrs Chaille has already started work as a quality improvement manager at West Moreton Oxley Medicare Local, a job she secured during work placement.

Fellow valedictorian and nursing and midwifery graduate Brigid Kennedy was also thrilled for the special day.

Ms Kennedy joined three other family members as a UQ graduate.

Her sister, Siobhan, receives a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (Honours) when she graduates today. Next year, Ms Kennedy will work as a nurse at the Mater Adult Hospital on a rotational graduation program.

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