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National Volunteer Week – Ron's Story

Ron Seidel

Ron Seidel has a long association with the University of Adelaide and his impact across the University is profound, particularly in his volunteering efforts with Talking With Aussies.

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National Volunteer Week – Peggy's Story

Peggy Rowe

Despite retiring as Friends of Urrbrae House Secretary in 2013, Peggy Rowe continued her connection with the University of Adelaide through dual volunteering roles at both Urrbrae House and the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health.

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Alumni in Focus: Patrick Iland OAM, Peter Gago AC, Andrew Caillard MW and Peter Dry.

Patrick Iland OAM, Peter Gago AC, Andrew Caillard MW and Peter Dry.

Award-winning authors of Australian Wine: styles and tastes, people and places Patrick Iland OAM, Peter Gago AC, Andrew Caillard MW and Peter Dry are this month’s Alumni in Focus.

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Dr Claudia Paul

Dr Claudia Paul, winner of the Distinguished Alumni Awards' Tirkapena Alumni Award 2019

Recipient of the Tirkapena Alumni Award 2019, Claudia is a Wiradjuri woman from Broken Hill who hopes to establish a surgical outreach service for rural and remote areas. Claudia is the third Australian Indigenous person to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.

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Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC

Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC, winner of the Distinguished Alumni Awards' Vice-Chancellor's Award 2019

Recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's Alumni Award 2019, Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC is an esteemed advocate for equity in education. Her contributions to higher education policy have changed the face of the Australian tertiary sector.

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Ms Hannah Wandel

Ms Hannah Wandel, winner of the Distinguished Alumni Awards' James McWha Rising Star Award 2019

Recipient of the James McWha Rising Star Award 2019, Hannah founded the not-for-profit organisation Country to Canberra, which runs nationwide programs that provide education, leadership and mentorship opportunities for rural teenage girls.

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Dr James Muecke AM

Dr James Muecke AM, winner of the Distinguished Alumni Awards' Vice-Chancellor's Award 2019

Recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's Alumni Award 2019, James is an eye surgeon who has made it his life's work to fight blindness in low-income countries. James' not-for-profit organisation Sight For All has made significant steps towards eliminating blindness in Asia.

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Dr Michael Llewellyn-Smith AM KStJ JP

Dr Michael Llewellyn-Smith AM KStJ JP, winner of the Distinguished Alumni Awards' Vice-Chancellor's Award 2019

Recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's Alumni Award 2019, Michael is an architect, town planner and city manager who has helped to shape cities in Australia and overseas. He has also been a teacher, visiting guest lecturer and a member of the University of Adelaide Council.

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Associate Professor Kristin Carson-Chahhoud

Associate Professor Kristin Carson-Chahhoud, winner of the Distinguished Alumni Awards' James McWha Rising Star Award 2019

Recipient of the James McWha Rising Star Award 2019. As a Senior Medical Research Scientist, Kristin's work focuses on tobacco avoidance and aims to close the gap between clinical research trials and real-world patient care. 

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Then and now: Cricket at University

Chris Owen (front centre) and the A-grade team he led for a premiership in 1992/93 at the University cricket ground. Photo by Bryan Charlton

Cricket remains one of the great traditions at the University, but things do change with time. Lumen compared notes with Chris Owen, who played for the Blacks in the 1980s and returned in the ‘90s to lead them to a premiership, and Bonny Miller, current co-captain of the University of Adelaide women’s team.

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