Recognising professional staff who demonstrate excellence in the provision of service to students.
Award recipients are acknowledged for records of excellence and innovation in areas that contribute to a high quality student experience, delivering services that are sustained over time and are of outstanding quality.
The Awards provide development opportunities for the recipients and benefits to the University through the advancement of its administrative and management practices. The principal objectives of these Awards are to enable professional staff to further develop their expertise and to share what they have learned with University colleagues.
The University usually awards up to two Gerry Barretto Awards annually, to individuals and/or teams. Each award includes a certificate/trophy and a scholarship of up to $10,000.
About Gerry Barretto
Mr Gerry Barretto was Manager of Examinations, Graduations and Academic Records at the University of Melbourne, and made a 30-year contribution to the University.
The Gerry Barretto Awards were established in recognition of this contribution. Gerry Barretto died in December 2007 at the age of 50 after a short illness.
The Gerry Barretto Awards were established in Gerry Barretto's honour and memory, and are presented annually to professional members of staff who demonstrate excellence in the provision of service to students.