Student Leadership celebrated at USU Annual Dinner

18 November 2009

Two outstanding winners from a gifted student body received the University of Sydney Union Alumni and Friends Leadership and Excellence Award for 2009.

Civil engineering undergraduate Winey Suen and Angus McFarland were each presented with the Award as the USU celebrated its 135 year anniversary at the Annual black-tie Dinner on 31 October.

Both winners received a $2000 cash prize in recognition of their efforts and were warmly applauded by the dinner attendees, including USU and University figures, students and alumni.

Winey Suen was praised for her leading work with Clubs such as Women in Engineering and the Sydney University Young Vinnies Club. As SU Young Vinnies' inaugural president, Winey established the Front Lawns Winter Sleepout - an annual charitable event that attracted hundreds of students to brave the elements and understand the perils facing the homeless. She was also instrumental in reviving and reshaping the much-loved Engineering Revue.

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