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Cairns man proud to make an ‘impression’ on people

Cairns man proud to make an ‘impression’ on people

Published:02 November 2017

1. CQUni technical officer Glenn Dutton (left) is congratulated by colleague Andrew Hodgetts who nominated him for a 'Pride of Workmanship Award' presented by the Rotary Club of Cairns. 2 and 3: Examples of Glenn's skill in the art of moulage, which he also uses in his Paramedic Science role. 4. CQUni associate lecturer Virginia Kruger receives her award. 5. Recipients of the Rotary awards.

People who work with Glenn Dutton often end up looking like they’ve survived a nasty accident.

But that’s all in a day’s work for Glenn, who has spent years perfecting the art of moulage and now produces realistic-looking wounds and injuries to ensure a superior learning experience for Paramedic Science students at CQUniversity Cairns.

This level of dedication for his role as a CQUni technical officer has earned Glenn one of the inaugural ‘Pride of Workmanship Awards’ presented by the Rotary Club of Cairns.

Other recipients for 2017 included: Ben Hornabrook from Dunwoody’s Tavern; Shop3 Coffee & Tea owners Sonja & Chris Aderman; Trinity Pools owner Duane Anderson; Shafali Sharda from Bunnings Cairns Central; CQUni Cairns Associate Lecturer Virgina Kruger (known for her support of STEPS preparatory students); and Apres Beach Bar & Grill co-owner Jen Malone.

The awards event, held in the Ireland Holden showroom, was attended by over 70 guests including Cr Brett Olds, members of Palm Cove Tourism, friends and families of the award recipients and members of the Rotary Club of Cairns.

Glenn has had a wide range of jobs, ranging from school days cleaning windscreens, delivering milk and cleaning stores, through to running a bike shop, becoming a boilermaker and then branching into safety and first aid fields.

His voluntary emergency service roles with the SES have earned him medals, citations and achievement awards, including at a national level.

Meantime, he has pursued hobbies across the fields of bee-keeping, potting, gemstones, scouting, tae kwon do, choirs, running and home renovation.

"I have always had pride in my work and try to do the best I can at what I apply myself to," Glenn says.

"CQUniversity is a dynamic working environment that is brimming with talented, enthusiastic and supportive people. In particular, the Paramedic Science team I am fortunate enough to work with. The drive of each of the team to deliver a superior quality learning experience to the students is outstanding and infectious."

CQUniversity’s Associate Vice-Chancellor (Cairns and Far North Region) said CQUni became a corporate member of Rotary earlier this year.

"Our Corporate membership with the Cairns Rotary Club offers mutual benefits," Ms Duignan-George says.

"Our staff participate in meetings and volunteer at some of Rotary's signature events and they, in turn, have assisted us with events such as Busk at Dusk, for which Rotary members provided the marshalling services. The Club does great work in the Cairns community and the Pride of Workmanship Awards are just one example of the myriad of initiatives they implement each year."

Ms Duignan-George said the Pride of Workmanship Awards was a great Rotary initiative and she welcomed recognition of the two CQUniversity staff members.