Derek Turner and Kaye England from the University of Southern Queensland’s Corporate Records team have been recognised for their achievements at the recent 2012 Records Management Awards.
Mr Turner, manager of Corporate Records, received the award for “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Records and Information Management” while Mrs England received the Queensland Student of the Year award.
The award ceremony was held in Brisbane by the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia’s Queensland branch.
Mrs England said she was the one responsible for nominating Mr Turner for the award.
‘I was at a conference for record keepers and I started talking with some people about the new purpose-built Corporate Records building at USQ,’ she said.
‘It started me thinking about all Derek had achieved with driving the campaign for a dedicated records and archives facility on the USQ Toowoomba Campus and the move into the new building. It was a very big accomplishment that I thought was worth a nomination.’
Mr Turner said he was delighted with the outcome.
‘It’s quite significant and unique to have both the student and individual awards go to members of the same USQ team,’ he said.
‘The new building has helped us immensely— now that we’re all under one roof, the cohesion and effectiveness of the team has very much improved.’
Mrs England said she was glad to join the team after recently completing a Bachelor of Librarianship and Corporate Information Management.
‘Everyone is easy to get along with here; we have a great team,’ she said.
‘After four-and-a-half years of study, receiving the Queensland Student of the Year award is a nice little reward for a lot of hard work.’
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