Alumni Success Stories
When Jose Luis Acompanado, a veterinarian for the provincial government of Northern Samar in the Philippines, applied for an Australian Development Scholarship in 2006 he was faced with a mission: to help arrest the increase in incidence of carabao deaths in the province.
Leonardo Ibot knew too well how difficult it is to teach in a rural college in the Philippines, and much more in Mindanao, where illiteracy and poverty permeates. A product of a rural college himself - the Sultan Kudarat Polytechnic College in Tacurong City – Leonardo knows that the road to a vocation on teaching is rough and difficult in his province.
Knoy Bite beamed with Filipino pride when she received the coveted Dean’s Honours List Award during the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE) awards ceremony on December 12, 2012. She was, after all, one of the only few Southeast Asian students recognised during the event.