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Students to Scholars

Two MCOM graduates are the only New Zealanders to be accepted into the Pacific Security Scholars programme aimed at addressing new and emerging threats to the Pacific region. Congratulations to Rhodes Scholar Briar Thompson and Fulbright Scholar Lora Vaioleti for this amazing achievement! The influential programme is run by the Emerging Science and Technology Policy Centre, the Pacific Islands Society and the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Washington.

Staff-Student Duo Win Award

Margalit Toledano and Murray Riches have won the PRSA Educators Academy Top Research Paper Award for 2013! They will be formally presented with the award for their paper “Brand alliance and event management for social causes: Evidence from New Zealand” at a formal academy reception in Philadelphia in October.

MCOM Students in the Limelight

Two of our students were in the News in October 2011, one for winning a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship and the other for unravelling the complexity of her doctoral study to the community in just three minutes.

Briar Thompson, a Bachelor of Communication Studies (Honours) student, rode the crest of her academic achievements to be named one of only three New Zealanders to be awarded the coveted Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University.

Combining sterling academic qualities with a strong sense of justice and equity, Briar is all set to pursue Masters-level study in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and in Global Governance and Diplomacy at the hallowed British University.

MCOM PhD student, Shujie (Phoebe) Guo, walked away with the People's Choice Award at the annual Thesis-in-3 competition with an enthralling account of her study entitled Childbirth, culture and communication: A matter of conception.

The audience at Hamilton's Clarence Street Theatre was absolutely mesmerised by Phoebe's stunning presentation. She also won the overall runner-up prize at the event.

Management Communication Students Union (MCSA) Win Award

Management Communication Students Union (MCSA) Win Award

The Management Communication Students Union (MCSA) won the Best Academic Club Award of the University in 2010 and Dr Margalit Toledano won the University Staff Member award for a club mentor. The photo shows the MCSA Board at the awards ceremony with Dr Toledano and the club president, Libby Baron, holding the coveted trophies.

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