It was no surprise to Flinders students to find that two staff members in the Department of Archaeology graduate programs were in the top ten at Flinders in the “Lecturer of the Year” awards. Dr Alice Gorman was ranked first at Flinders, with Associate Professor Heather Burke at eighth position across the entire university.
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“It’s so nice to feel that our students appreciate what we do” said Dr Gorman. “I would like to thank everyone who voted for us – it is a real honour”.
Both Dr Gorman and Dr Burke, as well as Professor Claire Smith, were in the top 50 in the 2007 Lecturer of the Year awards.
“I think this says a lot about the effectiveness of the Graduate Programs in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management – we must be doing something right!” Dr Gorman commented.
Amirul Affifudin, runner-up for the Australian Cultural Heritage Management Graduate Prize, receives his award from Dave Mott, Director of ACHM.
Michael Field looks slightly surprised as he receives the Excellence in Field Practice Prize from Dr Lynley Wallis.
Rui Laranjeira accepting the Graduate Program Staff Encouragement Prize from the winged Dr Alice Gorman
Kylie Lower, runner-up for the Graduate Student Archaeology Prize, beams as she shakes Dr Heather Burke’s hand.
But wait, there’s more! Clare von Maltzahn receives the Graduate Student Archaeology Prize from Dr Heather Burke.
And finally – Jenna Randell, the recipient of the ACHM Graduate Student Cultural Heritage Management Prize, makes Dave Mott blush with pride.
Photographs courtesy of Debra Robertson and James Bateman
On Friday the 27th of February, a number of Flinders University students in the Graduate Programmes in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management received awards for their achievements. The ceremony was attended by staff, students, family, friends, the Executive Dean of Education, Theology, Humanities and Law Professor Faith Trent AM, the Dean of the School of Humanities Professor Graham Tulloch, and a number of our Industry Partners (Collections Council of Australia, Comber Consultants, Australian Cultural Heritage Management, the Cultural Heritage Branch of Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation). The Flinders University Archaeology Society put on an excellent BBQ, ably assisted by Academic Administrator Kitty Sutcliffe, and a good time was had by all!
Award winners were:
Kellie Clayton – The Ecophyte Technologies Archaeological Geophysics Prize
Amirul Affifudin – Runner up, Australian Cultural Heritage Management Graduate Prize
Emily Bower – Runner up, Australian Cultural Heritage Management Graduate Prize
Michael Field – Excellence in Field Practice Prize
Rui Laranjeira – Graduate Program Staff Encouragement Prize
Clare von Maltzahn – Graduate Student Archaeology Prize
Kylie Lower – Runner up, Graduate Student Archaeology Prize
Jenna Randell – The ACHM Graduate Student Cultural Heritage Management Prize
The Department would like thank Australian Cultural Heritage Management and Ecophyte Technologies for their generous sponsorship of graduate prizes.
Stay tuned for photographs of the event.