Thursday, 23 February 2012

Region. WOW award

The 2012 Women of the West award is hosted by the University of Western Sydney each year, as a way of recognising the contributions of women to the development of the region.
The nominees are:
Ana Levar, Itinerant Support Teacher – Vision (ISTV), Ruse Public School: Nominated for her commitment to improving the educational outcomes of vision-impaired, blind and disabled students in south-western Sydney schools.
Awhina Waapu, founder of Te Kete Kahurangi: Nominated for her role in establishing the volunteer, community organisation that gives Maori people in western Sydney the opportunity to connect with each other and learn about their traditional language and culture.
Dr Chandrika Suibramaniyan, Principal Solicitor, Success Lawyers & Barristers: Nominated for her commitment to helping women from refugee and migrant backgrounds settle in Australia.
Beth Godwin, Principal, Cabramatta High School: Nominated for creating a culture of community advocacy and volunteering at her school that is of benefit to students as well as the wider community.
Jo Sammut, formerly Manager of the Building Stronger Communities – Macquarie Fields initiative, Housing NSW: Nominated for her contributions to bringing a sense of community unity back to Macquarie Fields, following the social disturbances of 2005.
June Bullivant, founder and current Secretary/ Treasurer, Granville Historical Society: Nominated for her commitment to providing educational opportunities and preserving the history of Western Sydney.
Lea Hicks, General Manager, Hix Group Pty Ltd: Nominated for her commitment to employing and training young people from Greater Western Sydney, and for her contributions to local community groups and charities.
Phillippa Percy, Manager, Camden Civic Centre: Nominated for playing an integral role in the civic, cultural, celebratory and community life of Camden.
Sue Weatherley, Group Manager – Outcomes and Development, Parramatta City Council: Nominated for her commitment to improving the social, economic and environmental sustainability of western Sydney.
Dr Cen Amores, Founding President, Alliance of Philippine Community Organisations Inc. (APCO): Nominated for the 2012 Women of the West Award for her support of the migrant populations in western Sydney, as well as for acting as a representative for the Filipino community in Auburn.


Parramatta. Cunneen promotes March

Nicholas March has been appointed head of operations, at Parramatta-based Cunneen Signs, a 38-person family-owned company. He started at the company nine years ago while at university, working part-time doing general factory work and installation, before moving to sales, estimating and project management. Managing director, David Cunneen, Mr March's "modern management experience" would be "critically important to maintaining and growing the business through these rapidly changing times of communication and marketing".