The University of South Australia's Mount Gambier campus had its graduation day last Friday, with many Naracoorte students being among the cohort awarded their respective degrees.
Chancellor Pauline Carr and Vice Chancellor David Lloyd were at the campus, along with many other stakeholders in education, as well as local government. Representing the Naracoorte Lucindale district were Mayor Erika Vickery and CEO Trevor Smart.
Prof. Lloyd stated that he was often at Mount Gambier, and that since its opening in 2016 that there was a 'tight-knit community' of students and staff.
"It's becoming a popular choice to come to university in Mount Gambier," he said.
"We have a growing number of internal and external students, and we're offering courses that are designed to fit in with the culture of the community."
External students do the primary amount of their studies online, but still get the same level of education as internal students due to the up-to-date digital resources UniSA has, and their committed teaching staff.
At the Mount Gambier campus, their health facilities, (including a hospital-standard medical clinic), were leading the way in medical education, Prof Lloyd said.