Former Member for New England, Tony Windsor, will be presented an Honorary Doctor of Letters (honoris causa – HonDLitt) from the University of New England this weekend, as part of the University’s annual Autumn Graduation celebrations.
Almost 1000 graduands will receive their testamurs from the University of New England in four ceremonies over two weeks, the culmination of many years of work and dedication to their studies.
Dr Xanthe Mallett, BSc MPhil PhD, will deliver the occasional address at this Friday’s ceremony with more than 250 graduates from UNE’s Schools of Arts, Humanities, Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences presented with their testamurs.
Dr Xanthe Mallett is UNE Senior Lecturer in Forensic Criminology. Dr Mallett has also presented several television programs, including ‘History Cold Case’ (BBC2), ‘Jack the Ripper’, ‘National Treasures’ (BBC) ‘Wanted’ and ‘Coast Australia’ (Network Ten) bringing detailed forensic science to a wider audience.
Ms Sue Fell, Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies, within the School of Arts, will also be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters during the ceremony.
On Saturday March 22, Tony Windsor, BEc, will deliver the occasional address for the presentation to 200 UNE School of Law and Business School graduates. Mr Windsor will receive his honorary degree from UNE Chancellor The Hon. John Watkins as part of the proceedings.
Saturday’s ceremony will also see the UNE’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jim Barber perform his final official duties at the University.
Graduation ceremonies will take place on Friday 21 and Saturday 22, as well as Friday 28 and Saturday 29 of March.