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College of Business prizewinners and Dean's List recipients at the Academic Excellence Awards. College of Business prizewinners and Dean's List recipients at the Academic Excellence Awards. CREDIT: Massey University
Massey University Chancellor Dr Russell Ballard presents  Jessica Fraser with her Dean's Scholar award. Massey University Chancellor Dr Russell Ballard presents Jessica Fraser with her Dean's Scholar award. CREDIT: Massey University

Top performing business students celebrate success

Thursday 31 May 2012, 3:34PM
By Massey University
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WELLINGTON CITY

Wellington’s brightest business students were honoured for their achievements at the Academic Excellence Awards last night.

Winners of 14 prizes were joined by 29 College of Business students who achieved an A-minus average in all their papers and secured a place on the Dean’s List.

A special presentation was made to Dean’s Scholar and Bachelor of Business Studies student Jessica Fraser who achieved an average of A-plus in her first year papers. She was presented with an award by Massey University Chancellor Dr Russell Ballard at the ceremony in the museum building.

Ms Fraser is one of seven students to achieve Dean’s Scholar status for the past academic year. Of the 302 students on the Dean’s List across all campuses this year, 22 received their third award and six received their fourth.

Prizewinners in Wellington were Robert Barr, Catherine Heads, Chris Fotheringham, Deborah Whitehead, Simon McDonald, Abbie-Jayne Rogers, Gabrielle Cus, Ian Vernon, Derek Johnson, Lesley Wilson and Julie Griffin. Accountancy students Rohan Biggs and Jennifer Murray both secured two prizes.

Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Business Professor Ted Zorn made the presentations to Dean’s List recipients and congratulated them on their hard work.

Prizes were sponsored by the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, Deloitte, Dispute Resolution Services, Lexis Nexis, Massey University, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, Prinz, Senate Communications Counsel and Thomson Reuters.