Congratulations to August Main 2014 student, Annie Liew, who has been awarded the Alison Wehrmann Award for Achievement in Environment and Development.
The award is presented to two Foundation Studies students each year: one from the February program, and one from July Fast Track, October Fast Track and August Main programs (combined).
The criteria for the award focuses on students working conscientiously in the Environment and Development subject, actively demonstrating a commitment to sustainability beyond the classroom, and a commitment to ongoing study in this field.
In her 500-word submission for the award, Annie Liew articulated her passionate advocacy for the environment.
‘As a student of both my previous high school, Sri Cempaka, and Trinity, I participated in tree planting events in rural areas and parks as well as charity runs to raise money for rainforest replanting initiatives,’ Annie Liew wrote.
Annie Liew is currently studying a double-degree in Media & Communication and Geography at the University of Melbourne, and is planning on graduating in February 2019.
At a small award ceremony in the Dining Hall last week, Provost Campbell Bairstow presented Annie with her award (pictured).
Alison Wehrmann was a highly respected Foundation Studies teacher, leader and innovator during the mid 1990s. She was the first lecturer and subject leader of Environment and Development (then called Geography). She was instrumental in setting up the curriculum for Environment and Development, and was an educational leader in her field.
Alison had a clear passion for teaching, and was much loved by her students and a person of note amongst her colleagues; her energy and strategic thinking are sorely missed. Alison died suddenly at the age of 45.
Pictured L–R: Annie Liew, Trinity College Provost Campbell Bairstow