Western Chances News Archive

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Scholarship recipient explores her passion for animal care

Scholarship recipient explores her passion for animal care

Wed, 31st January 2018
Ebony Ayres’ dream of improving animal health is a step closer with the support of Western Chances.
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Meet a Board member: Gaye Hamilton

Meet a Board member: Gaye Hamilton

Tue, 30th January 2018
Gaye Hamilton has been a resident of Melbourne’s west for 45 years. As a former secondary school science teacher and Principal in Victoria’s state system, she is dedicated to education as a conduit for building and strengthening her local community.
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High octane science and engineering career ahead for scholarship recipient

High octane science and engineering career ahead for scholarship recipient

Wed, 31st January 2018
Scholarship recipient Selena Wang’s passion for science and engineering has seen her explore and participate in a multitude of exciting projects. As part of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, on February 11 we are celebrating the achievements of this dedicated scholarship recipient.
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Western Chances workshop inspires next generation of leaders

Western Chances workshop inspires next generation of leaders

Wed, 13th December 2017
As a part of our ongoing support for alumni and recipients Western Chances held its second leadership workshop. The workshop was hosted by our wonderful supporters from Westpac at the Victorian head office in Collins Street. Michael ‘Muddy’ Waters, Head of Corporate Banking Victoria and SA spoke to our young people about his career journey, Westpac’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and his thoughts on what it means to be a great leader.
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Gymnast and scholarship recipient becomes Dance Sports champion

Gymnast and scholarship recipient becomes Dance Sports champion

Tue, 23rd January 2018
Werribee local, Ebony Biden, has worked hard to become a successful dancer. For many years, she practically lived at her local gymnastics club. From dancer through to coach, gymnastics has been a cornerstone of Ebony’s life.
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Scholarship recipient embraces university and work placements with an eye on the future

Scholarship recipient embraces university and work placements with an eye on the future

Wed, 13th December 2017
Jacquelyn Saldanha admits she used to be a lot more reserved and scared of trying new things. Now with a full study and work schedule she’s really coming out of her shell and embracing all facets of life.
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Meet a Board member: Ros Willett, Deputy Chair, Western Chances Board

Meet a Board member: Ros Willett, Deputy Chair, Western Chances Board

Tue, 12th December 2017
A former Principal and secondary school teacher, Ros Willett brings to Western Chances her expertise in the development and provision of specialist education programs for talented and motivated young people.
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A lifetime in the west: Western Chances nominator dedicates her life to supporting young people

A lifetime in the west: Western Chances nominator dedicates her life to supporting young people

Tue, 12th December 2017
Student enrichment coordinator Christine Warke has been working at Kurunjang Secondary College for 30 years. In that time, her passion for supporting students from all walks of life hasn’t waned one bit.
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