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A gala dinner to celebrate Victoria University’s Centenary of Opportunity on Saturday 21 May was made even more memorable when the University’s leaders personally extended their support by contributing $1.5 million to support scholarships.
The Governor of Victoria the Hon. Linda Dessau AM and Judge Anthony Howard hosted a reception in celebration of the centenary of the founding of Footscray Technical School and the 25th anniversary of Victoria University.
To launch Victoria University’s Centenary year, Chancellor Mr George Pappas AO and Mrs Jill Pappas have announced that they are to donate $1 million over the next five years to support scholarships at VU.
Footscray Tech was begun in 1916 by an Antarctic explorer with a dream of creating opportunities for young men from the western suburbs. Today that school is Victoria University.