Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Wellington student receives ICMS Courtney O'Connor Scholars

Wellington student receives ICMS Courtney O'Connor Scholarship

(Wellington, 15 November 2012): A Wellington College student has been awarded a prestigious two-year scholarship from the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS), a leading business management college located in Manly, Australia.

Renee Faletolu, in his final year at Wellington College, was the recipient of the Courtney O’Connor Scholarship, which will enable him to choose from a range of ICMS’ degree programmes including Hospitality Management, International Tourism, Event Management, Business Management, Sports Management, Property Management and Retail Marketing.

Darryl Courtney-O'Connor, ICMS Chairman, was pleased to present Renee Faletolu with the two year scholarship worth A$48,000: “Wellington College is my Alma Mater and I have many fond memories here. The College provided me with tremendous opportunities and a world class education, and I am glad to be able to give something back. ICMS has a strong relationship with the college, our scholarship program is now in its seventh year.”

“Renee was chosen this year because of his fantastic commitment, character and attitude, his consistent academic record, and his enthusiasm and professionalism. At ICMS, we pride ourselves in preparing our graduates to be leaders in their industries, so we look forward to seeing Renee progress in his chosen field,” continues Mr. Courtney-O'Connor.

Renee was thrilled to be this year’s scholarship recipient, and is looking forward to moving to Sydney at the start of the February term: “I am extremely appreciative of the opportunity to study at ICMS with this scholarship – I’ve worked really hard and it is very rewarding to be recognised. I’ll be completing a degree in Sports Management and I can’t wait to start!”

2011 scholarship recipient and Wellington College graduate, Chris Braae, currently studying a Bachelor of Business Management, had encouraging words for Renee: “Since moving to Sydney my life at ICMS has been absolutely unreal. I’ve made so many amazing friends from all around the world, and the small classes, specialised practical learning, expert teachers and brilliant location have combined to make it a great experience.”

The ICMS Courtney O'Connor Scholarship is available to any Year 13 student of Wellington College. Previous scholarship recipients include:

- Deon Baker 2005, now working at Creative Tours, Sydney

- George Hitchcock 2006, Commercial sales, thrifty car rental, Sydney

- Dean Millar 2007, working at ICMS in Operations and Functions.

- David Dela Cruz 2008, Business Development Executive at ProGrad, Sydney.

- Harry Peters 2009, Management assistant at Waratahs

- Shane Allison 2010, still at ICMS

- Chris Braae 2011, still at ICMS

– Ends –

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Snell Sale Peters Out: Singlet Withdrawn From Sale

“We believe the item was offered for sale in good faith, but our inquiries have shown that the singlet is not the one worn by Peter Snell at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games.” More>>

ALSO:

Bodega: Venue Closing At The End Of The Year, After 25 Years Of Music

"It is with considerable sadness that, for reasons beyond our control, we regret to announce the closure of Bodega’s doors at the end of this year, after 25 years of faithful and committed service to live music in Wellington." More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Women At The Centre

In the first chapter of her epic History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes places a version of the Māori creation story alongside that of the Pākehā colonists, setting the scene for how each society saw women. The contrast is startling. More>>

In Auckland Art Gallery: A Tour Of Duty

I had already started my journey through the exhibited collections when an audio announcement about a guided tour to embark shortly from the foyer was made, I decided to join in. Why not? More>>

Art: ‘Holiday’ Wins IHC Art Awards

An intricate embroidered cushion by Wellington artist Jo-Anne Tapiki has won the 2016 IHC Art Awards and $5000. Jo-Anne started working from IHC’s Arts on High studio in Lower Hutt 18 months ago and this is the first time she has entered the competition. More>>

‘Quasi’: Christchurch Art Gallery Reveals Rooftop Sculpture

Christchurch-born and internationally renowned artist Ronnie van Hout has had a huge hand in Christchurch Art Gallery's latest outdoor installation. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news