Marching to a working life
AROUND 250 graduands will march through Lismore CBD this Saturday, September 15, to mark their transition from study to working life.
Lismore local master craftsman Geoffrey Hannah will stand in as Esquire Bedell and carry the Mace (not the spraying kind) ahead of the Chancellor The Hon John Dowd AO QC. Mr Hannah, a Churchill Fellow and Honorary Fellow of Southern Cross University, designed and made the University Mace, which is made from local black bean timber and is over a metre long.
The street procession will be full of pomp and colour as the Lismore City Pipe Band leads University Council members, academic staff, professional staff and graduands from the Browns Creek/Clyde Campbell Car Park in Molesworth Street.
The procession then moves along Woodlark and Keen Streets. Family, friends and members of the public are welcome to line the streets to cheer them on.
The graduation ceremony will be held in the Trinity Sport Hall at in Dawson Street at 11am.
The ceremony is a ticketed event only. The occasional address will be given by Gregory Prior who was recently named joint Southern Cross University Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.