Alumni Fellows Awards

The Alumni Fellows awards recognise alumni who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the University of Adelaide's Alumni Relations program.

Prior to 2007 the awards were titled Alumni Association Fellows and recognised the contribution of alumni to the former Alumni Association.

The 2023 Alumni Fellows Awards were presented at the University's Distinguished Alumni Awards in December 2023

2024 Nominations now open

Nominations for the 2024 Alumni Fellows awards are now open. Nominate an alum who has made a significant contribution to the Alumni Relations Program. 

For further information please
 contact the Alumni Relations team at, +61 8 8313 5800. 

2023 Alumni Fellows

A portrait of Randolf Brazier in a suit and tie

Randolf Brazier

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering / Bachelor of Science (Physics) 2009

Randolph joined the South Australian Universities Alumni Europe in 2016 and served as Treasurer and Trustee until his election as Chair in 2019. During this time, he has been instrumental in engaging with alumni members in mainland Europe and has successfully restarted and broadened the network’s engagement with the business community, the Office of the Agent General of South Australia and the High Commission.

A portrait of Jeffrey Lam smiling, outside

Jeffrey B K Lam

Master of Business Administration 2007

Jeffrey Lam served as a member of the Adelaide University Alumni Association Singapore committee from 2014-2023 and showed exceptional dedication to securing funding and creating opportunities for alumni in Singapore. Serving as President during his final term, he led the association’s successful efforts to engage alumni through diverse online activities during the Covid-19 pandemic, ensuring they stayed connected with the University and other significant communities.

A portrait of Louisa Rose outside

Lousia Rose

Bachelor of Applied Science (Wine Science) 1993

Louisa Rose graduated as dux of her cohort in 1993. One of Adelaide’s leading winemakers, she was a dedicated member of the Alumni Council for more than nine years. Between 2017-2023, she held the role of Alumni Council Chair, in which she contributed immeasurably to the University’s advancement strategies, the Alumni Relations program, Alumni recognition and awards projects, and the operation of the Alumni Council itself.

A portrait of Sunny Wu outside Bonython Hall

Sunny Wu

Bachelor of Media 2010, Bachelor of Laws 2012, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice 2014

Sunny Wu is the longest-serving committee member of the Young Alumni Network and has served the network with exemplary professionalism and dedication. Sunny continues to make a valuable contribution to the University’s Alumni Relations program, including through the organisation of events, the generous provision of pro bono professional photography, and significant contributions to the network’s business continuity.

2021 Alumni Fellows

  • 2021 Alumni Fellows

    Associate Professor Wayne Boardman 

    Senior Lecturer in Wildlife & Conservation Medicine and One health Biosecurity, University of Adelaide

    Wayne is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Animal and Veterinary Science and was instrumental in establishing the Roseworthy Veterinary Alumni (RVA) Network. Wayne continues to provide support to the committee through his university and industry knowledge.


    Marilyn Seidel

    BA 1986

    Marilyn has dedicated countless hours furthering the success of the University through volunteering. A member of the University’s bequest committee, the ‘Hughes Society Committee’ and serving as Chair for the past six years, Marilyn helped to engage fellow alumni and promote the Society.

    Marilyn has also supported the University’s international students through the ‘Talking with Aussies’ program and has participated in undergraduate programs within the School of Oral Health for many years as a volunteer patient.


    Dr Cher-Lynn Soh

    PhD (Bio Sc) 2016

    Graduating in 2018, Cher-Lynn and fellow alumni Reuben Jacob were instrumental in establishing the Sciences Alumni Network (SAN). Cher-Lynn became Vice-President of the committee and remains in this position.

    Cher-Lynn served on the mentoring sub-committee and dedicated time to the Network’s social media planning and posting. Cher-Lynn also served on the Young Alumni Network committee.


    Reuben Jacob

    B Sc (Biotech) 2008, B Sc (Hons) 2009

    Graduating in 2009, Reuben and fellow alumni Cher-Lynn Soh established the Sciences Alumni Network (SAN). Reuben became the President of SAN and remains in this position. SAN provides a platform for alumni to connect with their University in a meaningful way and fosters interdisciplinary networking, promotes peer to peer mentoring and enables opportunities for alumni professional and personal development. SAN runs various events throughout the year including a mentoring program that connect alumni from around the globe.

    In 2021, Reuben also became the Elected Member – Faculty of Sciences for the Alumni Council.

  • 2019 Alumni Fellows

    Judge Katrina Bochner
    In recognition of her work as Chair of the John Bray Law Alumni Network (JBLAN).

    Lorraine Caruso
    In recognition of her work as President of the Adelaide MBA Alumni Committee.

    Ann Davis
    In recognition of her contribution to London based, South Australian Universities Alumni Europe (SAUAE) committee.

  • 2018 Alumni Fellows

    David Coyner
    In recognition of his contribution to the Roseworthy Old Collegian Association

    Dr Helen McLean
    In recognition of her contribution to the University of Adelaide’s philanthropic and alumni relations program

    Ram Gerthi
    In recognition of his contribution to the Adelaide University Alumni Association Singapore

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