The Hon Tim Fischer AC

Former CEF Patron

The Hon Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO

Former CEF Patron

Alumni Ambassadors

Chris Mercer

CEF Alumni Ambassador

CEF Snowy Monaro Grant Recipient (2005)
Bachelor of Creative Arts
University of Wollongong (graduated 2005)

Dr. Brooke Kaveney

2020 CEF Alumnus of the Year

CEF Young Grant Recipient (2012)
Bachelor of Agricultural Science (graduated)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, Soil Biochemistry)
Charles Sturt University (graduated 2020)

Aspirational Influencers

Our CEF Aspirational Influencers are made up of current and former grant recipients. They are just as passionate about the benefits of further education as we are and coming from rural and regional areas themselves, they understand first-hand the unique challenges. These young, talented people volunteer their time, working with us to connect with students and communities, showing them what is possible and more importantly, how to make it happen.

Madeline Davis

CEF Aspirational Influencer

Yass Grant Recipient (2018-2021)
Bachelor of Laws
University of Canberra (current)

Raymond Happ

CEF Aspirational Influencer

Coonamble Grant Recipient (2012-2015)
Bachelor Arts & Bachelor of Teaching
University of New England (graduated 2015)

Deme Welling

CEF Aspirational Influencer

Great Lakes Grant Recipient (2014-2015)
Bachelor of Speech Pathology
University of Newcastle (graduated 2017)

Lachlan Barrett

CEF Aspirational Influencer

CEF Coonamble Grant Recipient (2017-2019)
Bachelor of Education (Primary)
University of Sydney (current)

Erin Reardon

CEF Aspirational Influencer

Temora Grant Recipient (2012)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Charles Sturt University (graduated 2015)

Rohan Milliken

CEF Aspirational Influencer

CEF Snowy Monaro Grant Recipient (2019-2021)
Bachelor of Paramedicine
University of Melbourne (current)

Saul Brady

CEF Aspirational Influencer

Great Lakes Grant Recipient (2016)
Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Economics
University of NSW (graduated 2020)

Heather Walker

CEF Aspirational Influencer

CEF Grenfell Grant Recipient (2020-2021)
Cert IV Wool Classing & Diploma in Agriculture, TAFE (2020)
Bachelor of Education, Charles Sturt University (current)

Michael Ison

CEF Aspirational Influencer

Braidwood Grant Recipient (2011-2012)
Bachelor of Advertising & Marketing Communications
University of Canberra (graduated 2015)