New fund launched to support Roseworthy
A new fund to support students, education and research at the University of Adelaide's Roseworthy Campus was recently launched at a special gathering of graduates, friends of Roseworthy and representatives from the agricultural industry.
An initiative of the Roseworthy Old Collegians Association (ROCA), the Roseworthy Campus and Student Fund aims to support and encourage students through scholarships, prizes and other financial assistance, to enhance facilities for education and research, encourage study and research through study awards, and to develop outreach activities to help transfer knowledge to the wider community.
University of Adelaide Vice-Chancellor Professor James McWha said: "The name `Roseworthy' has long been synonymous with excellence in education and development of new technology in agricultural and natural resources industries. Roseworthy graduates have become leaders in agricultural and natural resource-based industries.
"Today Roseworthy is involved in national and international leading-edge technologies in a broad range of animal sciences, biotechnology and agronomy and is exploring the feasibility of establishing a postgraduate veterinary science school.
"The Roseworthy Campus and Student Fund will help ensure Roseworthy keeps producing future generations of leaders and innovators."
The Fund has appointed Australian agricultural identity John Crosby as Fund Patron and will be championed and managed by a high-profile committee of co-patrons under the chairmanship of the Hon. Dr Bruce Eastick AM.
"We are privileged to have someone of John Crosby's calibre as Patron of this Fund," Dr Eastick said. "John has been at the forefront of agriculture and agribusiness in Australia over many years and, as a Roseworthy graduate himself, is an ideal champion for Roseworthy."
To find out more about the Fund, or to make a contribution, please contact the Development and Alumni Office of the University of Adelaide on (08) 8303 4994.