At our first year orientation workshop on Thursday 16th February, the Practice and Learning team, Victoria Police and Central Melbourne Sunrise Rotary Club had the pleasure of presenting our Silk Miller Scholarship recipient for 2012 Kemal Brkic, with a framed certificate in recognition of this award. The scholarship is awarded in honour of the memory of Sergeant Gary Silk and Senior Constable Rodney Miller who died whilst on duty in 1998.
The Centre for Adolescent Health has had a long association with Victoria Police Youth Affairs Office, with over 30 members (many Youth Resource Officers) graduating from the course.
Kemal is a Senior Constable of Police currently stationed at the Proactive Programs Unit in Dandenong as a Multicultural Liaison Officer. He has been a police officer for the past 11years in a variety of different roles and has shown a strong commitment to young people through his involvement in a number of youth and community engagement initiatives.
Kemal has an exciting project scheduled for mid- year 2012. In partnership with
Kamahl Film International and Russell Osborne, they are taking 10 young men to
the Australian Outback for a 8 week camel trek finishing at the Camel Cup in
Alice Springs. Kemal is looking forward to study components of this expedition
as part of the Masters in Adolescent Health and Welfare and we wish him all the
very best for his postgraduate study at the Centre for Adolescent Health,
University of Melbourne. Our warmest congratulations to Kemal on being awarded
the Silk Miller Scholarship for 2012.