Bowater Trust Medal
The prestigious Bowater Trust Medal has been awarded each year since 1988 to a graduate who has:
- Achieved academic excellence in a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree; and
- Demonstrated outstanding performance in a major offered by the School of Management and Marketing.
Each year high-achieving students are invited to apply. Finalists are interviewed and the winner is selected by a panel including a representative of the Bowater Trust.
View a list of past winners
2014 joint medallists: Amy Bilton and Melissa Cameron
Amy Bilton completed a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce, with majors in marketing, media and communication, and public relations. A highlight of Amy's studies was participating in the prize-winning Deakin team in the L'Oreal Brandstorm competition.
Amy undertoook an internship at Professional Public Relations working on the 2010 and 2011 Melbourne Spring Fashion Weeks and the Lavazza and Emirates marquees at the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Following that Amy undertook a course in Fashion Runway Production with The Event Gallery and consequently volunteered at the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. Amy's most rewarding experience however was a volunteer position with The Satellite Foundation, allowing her to give back and support an organisation with her growing expertise that has strengthened herself and her family through some of their toughest times.
Melissa completed a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in management and psychology. She achieved outstanding results whilst maintaining full-time employment as a Business Operations Manager, taking advantage of the flexibility of studying off campus. Melissa's academic achievements include being recognised in the 2014 Dean's Merit List, membership of the Golden Key society, and a prize for Business Communication. Melissa was also invited to participate in Deakin University's successful submission for international EPAS accreditation with the European Foundation of Management Development for its Bachelor of Commerce program.
Melissa undertook an internship with Pentana Solutions as part of her studies. This involved contributing to the planning, organising and coordinating of a 3-day company convention for the motor vehicle industy. Melissa is currently Business Manager of an addiction treatment centre, a role that combines her interests in psychology and management.
The Medals and cheques for $3,000 were presented to Amy and Melissa by the Chair of the Bowater Trust, Mr Kean Selway, Deakin University Vice-President (Enterprise and Engagement) at an event attended by student prize winners and their families, staff of the School of Management and Marketing, and members of the Bowater Trust.