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MyCQU - Our members

Our members

Tenille Da Rin Perette
Chair

My name is Danger McLovin. I believe that you are the master of your own destiny and I changed my name to be this way to make myself happy. I am a proud father of six and both my wife and I are enrolled in our second year of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). I know what it is like to juggle full time study and family (partner and kids) and to keep your world spinning, while keeping your primary focus on succeeding in your degree. I am also a New Colombo Plan Alumni Ambassador with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Promoting NCP scholarships to other university students. Part of this is CQUniversity's Re-Imagining India program. I was a member of the inaugural Re-Imagining India trip in February 2017. I am Christian and in 2015 I completed a one year internship with my local Rockhampton church, volunteering one whole year of my life to God, which included a one month International Missions trip in Vanuatu. I am also heavily tattooed and an advocate of diversity and acceptance of everyone. Sometimes as university students we can feel very alone, my primary goal as Chair of the SRC is to spread the word 'Community'. There are many people that want to see you succeed and can help at CQUni.  As the Chair I want to spread the word about who those people are. As a community of learners, we can grow and succeed together.

Contact: danger.mclovin@cqumail.com

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Claire-Marie Pepper
Deputy Chair

Anna is currently studying a Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts as an undergraduate student at CQUniversity via distance and resides in North Adelaide, SA. She is passionate about the well-being of the environment, people and animals. 
She is also an advocate for child abuse and shares awareness through social platforms. She believes children are our future generation who should be nurtured with love, understanding and patience so when they leave school and chase their dreams they will do it the way others treated them.
In 2014, she participated in the Chancellor's Cup and her team won first place in the cricket even though she did not know anything about this sport her team leader was an excellent coach. It was the most fun she had ever had with all the team members.

Her hunger for knowledge and understanding of how things operate and self-improvement is her key source to why she is studying at CQUni, she yearns to be a valuable asset in all areas: academic, professional and personally. However, it is a consistent prayer of hers that she has common sense and lots of it because she thinks this is vital in society (It’s one thing acquiring knowledge but it takes wisdom when to use it!).
When the opportunity arose for South Australia Regional Representative, at first, she was hesitant to apply, but then her consciousness did not let go of the idea and she listened. She is super excited to serve as South Australia's Regional Representative and represent SA distance students, she loves being part of a good cause and grateful to be involved.

Students from South Australia (SA) Region are also encouraged to join her SA/Adelaide UCROO group for student support and inclusion.

Contact: anna.towan@cqumail.com

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Alumni Representative

Lynne Knop
Alumni Representative

I completed a CQUni Bachelor of Learning Design via distance learning in 2010. Residing in Cairns and holding down a full time job while completing my studies with CQUni gave me an appreciation of the support and resources the University had to offer.  I have worked in the vocational education and training industry for over twenty years, holding a variety of roles, from delivering training, course development to my current role in compliance. As a passionate advocate for improving the student experience I am committed to working with fellow Student Representative Council members to ensure students are offered the best pathway to achieving success.

Contact: lynne.knop@ergon.com.au


Brisbane and South East Queensland Higher Education Student Representative

Vacant
Brisbane and South East Queensland Higher Education Student Representative

Expressions of Interest currently being accepted.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Cairns and Far North Queensland Region Higher Education Student Representative

Andrew King
Cairns and Far North Queensland Region Higher Education Student Representative

As a full-time, mature age student at the Cairns Campus, I understand a range of student experiences.  In 2015 I completed the STEPS program to prepare for a business degree and I commenced this degree in term one 2016.  I appreciate how daunting university study can be for some students and I would like to be a voice for school leavers and also people who may not have entered university straight out of high school.

Teamwork is also a passion of mine.  I have worked in management positions within the hospitality industry and I believe this has developed my interpersonal and problem solving abilities.  I believe that success requires a team effort approach.

Contact: s0274267@cqumail.com

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Central Highlands Region Higher Education Student Representative

Scott Gibson
Central Highlands Region Higher Education Student Representative

My name is Scott Gibson and I am currently studying Information and Communication Technology via Distance Education out of Emerald. I have recently left the mining industry, taking the opportunity to be a stay at home Dad whilst studying full time at CQUni.

Originally from remote Northern Territory, I moved across to the East Coast for high school and, barring a mining stint back in the NT, have lived here ever since. A recent move through my wife’s work has led us to our new home Emerald, in the Central Highlands Region.

Using my own personal experiences and leadership skills developed through my mining career I would like to give back to the local and wider CQUni community, supporting those who are currently studying and utilising the great facilities that CQUni provides.

I look forward to meeting those in my region and continuing the great work undertaken by the Student Representative Council.

Contact: scott.gibson@cqumail.com

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Gladstone Region Higher Education Student Representative

Vacant
Gladstone Region Higher Education Student Representative

Expressions of Interest currently being accepted.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Indigenous Representative

April Cunningham
Indigenous Representative

Contact: april.cunningham@cqumail.com


Mackay-Whitsunday Region Higher Education Student Representative

Paigen-Ann Hunter
Mackay-Whitsunday Region Higher Education Student Representative

I am a current Bachelor of Law Student living in Mackay, Queensland. During my time at CQUniversity I have been actively engaged in university events, as well as volunteering 2 days a week in a legal setting. I am very passionate about improving the rights of women and children. I will be completing my degree with honours and when graduated I plan to practice family law.

If you see me around either Mackay Campuses, feel free to have a chat. I am very approachable and listen to the needs of all students. I also give great recommendations on local cafes as I enjoy a good coffee.

Contact: paigen-ann.hunter@cqumail.com

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New South Wales Region Higher Education Student Representative

Selenge Gerelt-Od
New South Wales Region Higher Education Student Representative

Expressions of Interest currently being accepted.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Postgraduate Distance Education Representative

Heidi Mureau
Postgraduate Distance Education Representative

I have completed a Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management and am currently engaged in a research masters on employee motivation in the Australian hospitality industry. My aim will be to progress into a (PhD) program specialising in corporate behaviour. After more than 24 years of progressive and wide-ranging experience in the construction and mining industries, I am ready to take the next step in my career.

I am extremely passionate about people and their well-being and wish to work within the Tertiary education sector. As a people professional, I am particularly valued for my analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as my strength in communicating effectively with people at all levels of the organisation. I am a team player who is results-driven and highly motivated.

I wish to play an active role in the ongoing improvement of CQUniversity and its many facets. Particularly, taking pride in innovation and providing a supportive environment for all students. I foresee that the role of Postgraduate Distance Representative is an excellent way to be part of a dynamic team involved in the current student environment; the bigger image of providing a conducive study environment for future students.

Contact: jacobus.vorster@cqumail.com

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Postgraduate International Student Representative

Sachin Limbachiya
Postgraduate International Student Representative

Expressions of Interest currently being accepted.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Research Higher Degrees Student Representative

Abu Sayem
Research Higher Degrees Student Representative

Vicki Lowik is currently a PhD research student supervised through the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, CQUniversity Mackay. She completed her Bachelor of Social Science with a major in Sociology (Honours Class 1) at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Vicki considers education to be a transformative process, with both students and wider society benefiting from the resultant knowledge and skills. This understanding provides the foundation for her desire to advocate for students. She feels that the student-centred focus and collaborative team environment promoted through the SRC can enhance all students’ experiences of university life.

As the Research Higher Degrees student representative, Vicki is particularly interested in providing an avenue of communication with the SRC for RHD students who want to highlight factors that impact on their experiences at CQUniversity.

Contact: vicki.lowik@cqumail.com

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Rockhampton and Yeppoon Region Higher Education Student Representative

Mark Taranto
Rockhampton and Yeppoon Region Higher Education Student Representative

Hello, my name is Mark Taranto your Rockhampton and Yeppoon Region SRC representative. I am a fellow student, studying a Bachelor a Physiotherapy Degree and can be found stressing in Building 34 on the Rockhampton North campus. I am always down for a chat and happy to raise any issues that my fellow students feel important.

For many of us, our university degree is a once in a lifetime experience and we should have the best academic and social support possible. I am passionate about fairness and equity, and simply wish to help my fellow students be the best they can be. I am not afraid to speak my mind, but am always willing to hear an opposite perspective.

Over the next two years, my focus goal is to improve mental health support for all students across CQUniversity. If you have any ideas on how to improve the Rockhampton Campuses or Yeppoon Study Centre, or issues regarding student life in general do not be afraid to pull me up or send me an email.

I am also currently Co-president and founder of the CQUniversity Physiotherapy Society. Outside of university life I enjoy being outside, hiking, on the beach or working up a sweat in the gym.

Contact: mark.taranto@cqumail.com

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Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies Student Representative

Vacant
Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies Student Representative

Expressions of Interest currently being accepted.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


South Australia Region Higher Education Student Representative

Vacant
South Australia Region Higher Education Student Representative

Expressions of Interest currently being accepted.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Sunshine Coast Higher Education Student Representative

Brent Mitchell
Sunshine Coast Higher Education Student Representative

Expressions of Interest currently being accepted.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Tertiary Enabling Program Representative

Matthew Wallis
Tertiary Enabling Program Representative

I am Matthew Wallis and I am currently studying the Tertiary Enabling Program. My goal is to eventually become a Doctor which I am currently taking the steps to accomplish. I look forward to helping improve CQUniversity through the Student Representative Council.

Contact: matthew.wallis@cqumail.com

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Townsville Higher Education Student Representative

Vacant
Townsville Higher Education Student Representative

Expressions of Interest currently being accepted.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Undergraduate Distance Education Student Representative

Margie Oxley
Undergraduate Distance Education Student Representative

I’m a current first year Law student based in Brisbane with a background in workplace safety and Defence.

My biggest achievement is waking up every morning, although I did win Maths Champion at Orelia Primary School in Year 6 and still hold the Royal Australian Navy record for 50m freestyle. Both equally huge accolades.

I’m passionate about education and believe it has the potential to solve so many problems. Although I didn’t say it, I did learn firsthand that an education is a better safeguard to liberty than a standing army.

I’d really like to be a serious advocate for all distance students at CQU. Our distance from campus and our remote location shouldn’t put us at any disadvantage, or prevent us from partaking in the entire University experience.

One day, it would be great to say, “That person there, who was just elected to a great position. They studied at CQU and I was their Distance Education representative………”

Contact: grant.sheean@cqumail.com

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Undergraduate International Higher Education Representative

Abhishek Panchal
Undergraduate International Higher Education Representative

I am currently studying my Bachelors of Information Technology at Central Queensland University (Melbourne Campus). I run Uniqtive club at Melbourne Campus as vice-president of the club. Apart from being a student, I am a stand-up comedian in Melbourne and perform gigs around Australia and India.

Contact: abhishek.panchal@cqumail.com

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University Council nominee

Benjamin Brown
University Council nominee

Expressions of Interest currently being accepted.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


VET Student Representative x2

Luke Sondergeld
VET Student Representative x2

Expressions of Interest currently being accepted.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Victoria Region Higher Education Student Representative

Kankanala Jaipaul Reddy
Victoria Region Higher Education Student Representative

Expressions of Interest currently being accepted.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Western Australia Region Higher Education Student Representative

Timothy Minchin
Western Australia Region Higher Education Student Representative

First of all, I am not the comedian (I had the name first). I am the proud father and am currently studying Bachelor of Laws at CQUniversity.

I am currently employed in the superannuation industry and have previously completed a Diploma of Financial Planning as well as an Assoc. Dip of Science.

It is my belief that education can change of lives of people and allow us all to grow and prosper together.  Also the social aspects such as learning to work together and friendships gained at university are vital for our current and future life.  This is why I nominated.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Contact: timothy.minchin@cqumail.com

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Wide Bay Burnett Region Higher Education Student Representative

Sallyanne Caville
Wide Bay Burnett Region Higher Education Student Representative

My name is Sallyanne Caville and I am currently studying a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) degree through the Bundaberg Campus. I really enjoy the degree, as I am able to assist people to continue and thrive in their daily lives by using my own attitudes and principles. I am also a current Swimming Instructor, working with people aged 4 months and over, but have a specific interest in instructing children who have been diagnosed with a disability. I am honoured to be able to work in the industry, for over 16 years, which has led to myself becoming a qualified lifeguard.

The CQUniversity has provided so much inspiration, support and opportunities for us as students that I feel privileged to be able to give back to the university community, by being a member of the Bundaberg Campus Life Committee (BCLC) assisting with events and social activities throughout the year. I am also involved with the Student Mentor program, which benefits so many new students. My commitment and involvement with the university has allowed my confidence and leadership skills to flourish and I can only imagine the paths of success it will lead me down.

Contact: sallyanne.caville@cqumail.com

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