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March 2009 Issue
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Supporters honoured for making a difference


The University of Adelaide has held an event in honour of its most generous supporters and benefactors from the last year.

'BBQ in Bonython' saw over 500 alumni, friends, industry partners and other supporters of the University gather in historic Bonython Hall for an evening of food and entertainment.

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor James McWha said the University held the annual thank you event to acknowledge and show its appreciation for the significant support given by alumni, friends and industry.

"Over this past year, the generosity of our alumni, industry partners and friends has been substantial," Professor McWha said.

"Each of our donors has made a difference. Whatever their contribution - time or money, scholarship or bequest - it is an investment in the future success of the University of Adelaide, its people and the communities we serve."

Professor McWha said supporters played a key role in the University's future endeavours.

"The University of Adelaide is in a very strong position to take the necessary steps to become recognised around the world as a great research university. Our success will depend on the partnerships we develop with industry, government and the community. And it will be strengthened by the generosity of our friends and benefactors."

As well as formal recognition, guests enjoyed food and drink from event sponsors Haigh's Chocolates and Coopers Brewery, and were entertained by performers including Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM) lecturer Eddie Peters and students, and one-man band Dan Burt.

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Vice-Chancellor and President Professor James McWha giving the thank you event address
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