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Audrey Abbie has been an active member of the University of Adelaide community for more than 60 years - and while much has changed at the University since she first set foot on campus as a physiotherapy student in the 1940s, her connection has remained as strong as ever.

The 91-year-old has made a lasting impact on the University's development through her generosity over a number of years, for a range of programs.

When Audrey heard about the new Veterinary School to be opened on the University's Roseworthy Campus - giving South Australian students the chance to study Veterinary Science without moving interstate - she was keen to provide financial support.

Audrey made a substantial gift to create a prize for the Dux of the School, giving the recipient a helping hand as they begin their career. The prize will be awarded when the first class graduates in 2010, continuing in perpetuity.

Audrey says it is an honour to support students in this pioneering program. "I've always been very proud of the University, and I was aware of the need for a Veterinary School and course in South Australia. When I heard about the new school, I was very pleased, and I am happy to offer my support".

For more information about giving to the University of Adelaide, contact: Development and Alumni, +61 8 8303 5800 or email development@adelaide.edu.au

Audrey Abbie
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Audrey Abbie
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