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Easternwell intern Ina Mills wins Indigenous community service award

Easternwell intern Ina Mills received the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Service Award at the University of Southern Queensland’s Student Awards.

The USQ Student Awards are university wide awards that recognise outstanding achievement and student contribution back to the community and the university through sport, student clubs, leadership and community service.

Ina was recognised for her contribution as President of the USQ Indigenous Student Association and captain of the College of Indigenous Studies, Education & Research (CISER) touch football team. Ina has also fundraised to enable Indigenous students to participate in the National Indigenous Higher Education Games.

Easternwell General Manager, Marco Waanders attended the awards to see Ina recognised for her efforts and said: “Ina is a valuable member of our team and her contributions to our company as well as the university and community is a real testament of her strength of character and kindness. As a team, we are very proud of Ina’s achievement. Well done!”

Ina Mills graciously accepted the award, adding: “When an opportunity arises to help fellow university students or the community, I am always more than willing to do whatever I can.”

Ina is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Business and Commerce, majoring in HR and Finance at the University of Southern Queensland.

Ina is employed at Easternwell as part of Broadspectrum’s 10-year partnership with CareerTrackers through the company’s Indigenous Internship Program providing placement for 10 Indigenous interns every year.

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