A husband and wife have received individual awards for their separate outstanding work in the same faculty and school at Charles Sturt University.
Bathurst couple Brett and Margaret Van Heekeren, who lecture and research in different fields at CSU’s School of Communication, both recently received the Faculty of Arts Award for Academic Excellence (Teaching and Professional Excellence) from the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Professor Anthony Cahalan.
“Brett and Margaret have performed outstandingly in learning and teaching, research, professional activity, and university and community service,” Prof. Cahalan said.
“They are committed to innovation in teaching and contributing to their professions while also enrolled in their own PhD studies.”
Mrs Van Heekeren, who lecturers in journalism, was recognised for her work in organising a national media conference held at CSU at Bathurst, her research publications in academic journals, and a public lecture she gave last April.
Mr Van Heekeren, course co-ordinator for the Bachelor of Communication (Commercial Radio), was recognised for his Australian Learning and Teaching Council award for teaching excellence and a University Teaching Fellowship.