News: legacy giving

Quiet achiever leaves a noble legacy

Barbara and Bill Hughes

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. 

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Possingham Family Legacy

Barbara and Maxwell Possingham

A new postgraduate top-up scholarship in environmental sustainability will honour Barbara and Max Possingham and promote vital research.

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Prize creates lasting legacy

Prize creates lasting legacy

An inaugural recipient of the Alicia Rose Doherty Memorial Fund Prize, Dr Burford-Rice has completed her Master of Clinical Psychology/PhD and is giving back in remote and regional areas of South Australia.  

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Sisters united in honouring their father’s legacy

Alexander sisters

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.   

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Alice's story

Alice Miller

Thanks to the Don Alexander Scholarship, Alice Miller has been able to focus on her studies and dedicate more time to her passion – encouraging young women into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). 

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Nurturing local talent

Dr Mark Miller

Alumnus, practicing Occupational Therapist and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Dr Mark Thompson (Master Public Health 2013, PhD 2020), wants South Australia to be a place that nurtures talent. 

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How gifts in Wills transform students' lives

Stephanie Thomson

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.

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Gift secures international Professorship

Gift secures international Professorship

Thanks to an incredibly generous bequest from alumnus Dr Paul Kwok Lee, the continuity of Milton Sims Visiting Professorship is assured.

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A lasting legacy: scholarships to support public health research

Ian Wilson Liberal research scholarship recipients with Mary Wilson, from left: Julie Morgan, Kaitlin Harkess and Ashlee Borgkvist

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.

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A life, and a love, remembered

Graham Smith with Roseworthy veterinary science students

Graham Smith established a scholarship for Roseworthy veterinary science students in the name of his late partner, Rosa Samuels, to honour her memory.

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