University says thank you and all that jazz
'Thank You and All That Jazz', an event held recently to celebrate and recognise the University's supporters, saw some of the University community's alumni, friends, industry partners and donors gather for an evening of celebrations.
The jazz-themed event attracted more than 300 guests who filled the Santos marquee, with the Barr Smith Library providing a magnificent backdrop.
The Kerin Bailey Jazz Combo - whose members are all University of Adelaide alumni - got the party started with some jazz tunes, and Robyn Brown, Director of the Development and Alumni office, welcomed the guests in her opening speech.
Professor James McWha, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Adelaide, took the opportunity to officially thank supporters and recognise the impact that they have on the University.
Guest speaker for the night was Adelaide law student and Menzies International Scholarship recipient Enzo Belperio, a real-life example of the difference that financial support makes to our students' lives.
"My time at Adelaide University, and the support that I have received from both the University and Menzies International, have provided a solid foundation for me to build upon," Mr Belperio said.
"The scholarship has given me the financial freedom to be able to focus on my studies, and at the same time pursue many varied interests outside of my studies. Without being under pressure to work to support myself, I've been able to spend time, when not studying, trying to gain a broader education than the law reports alone can give."
Now in its second year, the annual thank you event provides the University with an opportunity to recognise the significant contribution that its supporters, donors and friends make every year.
To view photos from the event, visit Development and Alumni's gallery page.
Story by Lana Guineay