News: legacy giving
William ‘Bill’ Hughes was a country boy, raised in Quorn in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges. Born into a big family, he was very thankful to be one of the youngest, as it meant he could quietly be in the background where he could spend time reading and fostering his love of learning.
Donald Alexander AM (B E (Civil) 1951), who died in 2015, was a leader in water engineering in South Australia for four decades. He led the Engineering and Water Supply Department; served as the Murray Darling Basin Commissioner; worked as Director of the Lands Department; and Chaired the State Capital Works Committee. Don had a strong belief that education had the power to solve society’s problems.
Thanks to the LF & D Denholm Scholarship, Stephanie was able to undertake research vital to her PhD thesis (women’s religious patronage in Reformation England), in the United Kingdom, and gain access to leading academics.
Thanks to an incredibly generous bequest from alumnus Dr Paul Kwok Lee, the continuity of Milton Sims Visiting Professorship is assured.
For PhD student Julie Morgan, the support of the Ian Wilson Liberal Research Scholarship is more than just financial – it’s a source of contemplation and energy.