Formal Hall returns to Campion for first time in a year
Awards were handed out and announcements made at the first formal hall celebrated at Campion in over a year.
The fortnightly dinner, a staple Campion tradition since the college’s foundation, was put on pause in March last year due to Covid-19 restrictions introduced to NSW.
Staff and students reunited for the formal meal on Thursday night, held outside to allow for additional spacing and airflow (see photos of the event below).
President Paul Morrissey welcomed new students and old to the event, giving an introduction to the tradition of formal hall.
Dr Morrissey also spoke about the newly-named female residential building, Ryder-Cheshire Hall, named after English philanthropists Leonard Cheshire and Sue Ryder, who married each other after serving in World War II.
Following Dr Morrissey’s speech, Dean of Studies Luciano Boschiero handed out the Dean’s Merit Awards for the second semester of 2020 (see a full list below).
Campion College Student Association president Campbell Evans announced the new student sport and culture representatives for the year:
Sport rep: Paul Yeo
Culture reps: Clare Hobbs and Elizabeth Rebbechi
Dean’s Merit Awards
High Distinction Average
Andrew Murphy (Grad)
Thomas Galouzis (Grad)
April Coulson (Grad)
Patrick O’Connell (Grad)
Lillian Murphy (Grad)
Katherine Pistor (Grad)
Mary English (Grad)
Nicholas Lim (Grad)
Phoebe Lawrence (Grad)
James Price (on leave)
Bridge Knight (Grad)