Alumni Award Recipients

UNE began recognising the outstanding achievements of its alumni in 1994 with the introduction of the Distinguished Alumni Awards. Since that time, a number of other awards have been added to fully recognise significant graduate achievements at different life and work stages.

2019 Alumni Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

Young Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient


Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

2018:

  • Bushra Rahim, Deputy Director, Home and Tribal Affairs Department, Civil Secretariat, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Om Kumar Harsh, Additional Pro Chancellor, Glocal University, Saharanpur, India
  • Bill Griffiths, Emeritus Professor of Econometrics, University of Melbourne

2017:

  • Peter Cosier Director, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
  • John Menzies Dixon Principal Advisor and Program Manager, Cropping Systems and Economics Program, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACAIR)
  • Canning Fok Executive Director and Group Managing Director, CK Hutchinson Holdings Ltd
  • Anurak Panyanuwat Emeritus Professor in Man and Environment Management, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Maria (Milena) Helena Lopes de Jesus Pires Permanent Represetnative of Timor-Leste to the United Nations

2016:

  • Kym Anderson AC George Gollen Professor of Economics, University of Adelaide and Professor of Economics, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Australian National University
  • Snow (Edward) William Ross Barlow Emeritus Professor The University of Melbourne; Vigneron
  • Barbara Eileen Chambers Adjunct Professor of International Research and Community Development, University of Canberra
  • Sev (Seweryn) Antoni Ozdowski AM Director, Equity and Diversity, Western Sydney University; Adjunct Professor, Centre of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney

2015:

  • Paul Kenneth Brock AM (dec) Former Director of Learning and Development Research, NSW Department of Education and Communities
  • Sean Michael Grimmond Director of Research, University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research & Bertalli Chair of Cancer Medicine
  • Grant Milton Hehir, Australian Commonwealth Auditor General
  • Damasa Magcale-Macandog Environmental Scientist, University of the Philippines Los Baños
  • Ronny Rachman Noor, Indonesian Cultural and Education Attache in Australia
  • Michael Alexander Smith AM Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Research Centre, National Museum Australia

2014:

  • Guanghua Wan, Director of Research, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Rita Sandra Crews OAM President, Music Teachers’ Association of NSW; composer
  • Kiran Regmi Director, Family Health Division, Ministry of Health, Nepal

2013:

2012:

2011:

2010:

  • Mitchell Harry Hooke AM Non-Executive Director, Rex Minerals; Former CEO, Minerals Council of Australia
  • Robert Edward Kearney AM Emeritus Professor of Fisheries Management, University of Canberra
  • Gemma Suellen Sisia AM Founder, School of St Jude, Arusha, Tanzania

2009:

  • Maxwell Wallace Hopper OAM Distance Education specialist
  • John Roberts Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences, University of NSW; Philanthropist

2008:

  • Edward James McAlister AO Retired CEO, Royal Zoological Society of South Australia
  • Sharon  Mary Sullivan AO Heritage Management Consultant

2007:

2006:

2004:

  • Ian Robert Anderson AM Former Board Chair, Oxfam International; Founding Chair, Australians for Just Refugee Programs

2002:

1999:

  • Jeffrey Gordon Bailey Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Western Sydney University
  • Dean Craig Brown AO Chairman, Hillgrove Resources; former Premier of South Australia

1998:

  • Robert Arthur Durie (dec) Coal Scientist and Chemical Engineer
  • Norman Thomas Feather AM Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Flinders University
  • Judith Lumby AM Emeritus Professor of Nursing, University of Sydney
  • Wendy Elizabeth McCarthy AO Company director, McCarthy Management, and author

1997:

  • Paul Hunter Barratt AO Director of Australia 21; former senior Australian public servant
  • Bruce Alan Bolt (dec) Engineering Seismologist

1996:

  • Donald Bruce Dawe AO, Poet
  • Janet Elspeth Harker (dec) Zoologist
  • Geoffrey Lee Miller AO (dec) Agricultural Economist

1995:

  • William Roderick Blevin AM, Applied Physicist
  • Kamarudin Kachar (dec), Educator and Administrator
  • Richard James Millington (dec), Environmental Scientist
  • Sydney Maxwell Richards AM, Geoscientist

1994:

  • Raymond Apple AM AC, Senior Rabbi
  • Neville Horner Fletcher AM, Physicist
  • Esiteri Nuenue Kamikamica, Author and Peace Advocate
  • Bridget Margaret Ogilvie AC DBE FRS, Biomedical Researcher
  • Charles Barry Osmond, Plant Biologist
  • Frank Rickwood OBE (dec), Oil Industry Executive
  • Richard Limon Stanton AO, Geologist

Distinguished Graduate Fellow Award

2011:

  • Phillip Arthur Rickards President, Australian Registered Cattle Breeders’ Association; former CEO, Agricultural Business Research Institute (ABRI)

2010:  

  • Patrick Annandale Watters (dec) Former curator, UNE Zoology Museum and UNE Museum of Antiquities

Alumni Achievement Award

2017:

  • Benjamin Craig Dunn Director, Legal and HR, Medline Australia and New Zealand
  • Andrew John Gardner NHMRC Research Fellow, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
  • Tanya Tapingkae Lecturer, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Chiang Mai,Thailand

2016:

  • Peter Henry Carter Former CEO, International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)
  • Irawati Chaniago Senior Lecturer and Head of International Office, Andalas University, Indonesia
  • Samuel Civian Levy Theatrical producer and creative consultant
  • Patricia Pei Wern Yeoh Managing Director, PM Resources Sdn Bhd; President, Malaysia Australia Alumni Council (MAAC)

2014:

  • Gina Clare Milgate Research Fellow, Indigenous Education, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

2012:

2011:

Young Distinguished Alumni Award

2018:

  • Jo Newton, Research Scientist, ImProving Herds Project, Agriculture Victoria
  • Andrew Duver, Asset Manager, Agricultural Investment Company

2016:

2015:

  • Jennifer Star Founder, Tara Ed; Manager, Professional Learning (India), Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

2014:

2008:

  • Tanya Louise Hanstock Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Newcastle
  • Nicolette Anne Hilton Secondary School Teacher, Science; Churchill Fellowship

2007:

2006:

2005:

  • Sima Cresswell Williamson Environmental Lawyer

2003:

2002:

2001:

2000:

1999:

  • Patricia Pei Wern Yeoh Managing Director, PM Resources Sdn Bhd; President, Malaysia Australia Alumni Council (MAAC)