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Congratulations Corey Payne


3 November 2011

The Compass Program would like to congratulate Corey Payne for the Young Alumni Award for Achievement received at the Annual Alumni Awards held last week at the Great Hall.

Professor Derrick Armstrong (DVC, Education), Annette Cairnduff (Director, Social Inclusion), Corey Payne (FDN Chairman), Associate Professor Nick Wailes (Business School)
Professor Derrick Armstrong (DVC, Education), Annette Cairnduff (Director, Social Inclusion), Corey Payne (FDN Chairman), Associate Professor Nick Wailes (Business School)

Corey founded the Future Directions Network (FDN) to encourage young people from less privileged schools or low socio-economic areas of Sydney to engage in tertiary study. FDN is led by a team of young professionals who grew up in the Western Suburbs, attended university and progressed to successful careers, and provides students with mentoring and career pathway planning. A proud Western Suburbs boy, Corey made his National Rugby League (NRL) debut in 2005, before eventually signing for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in 2010. During this time he also graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2007.

Compass is proud to partner with FDN in two high schools in South West Sydney.