The 2015 Ray Finlayson Medal for Leadership and Academic Excellence was awarded to WA School of Mines, Curtin University, Extractive Metallurgical Engineering student Michael Assmann, recognising his outstanding academic record and excellent leadership attributes.

The award is sponsored by the Kalgoorlie School of Mines Scholarship Trust in honour of the late Ray Finlayson, former gold prospector, mayor of Kalgoorlie and inaugural mayor of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Author: WASMA

The history of the Western Australian School of Mines Alumni (WASMA) reflects the ups and downs of the Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) and the role it has played in supporting graduates in a range of activities and events. It also describes the important role that graduates have played in ensuring WASM remains in Kalgoorlie. Learn more.