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Lumen Summer 2017 Issue
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Alumni Council update

Tim Cooper

Tim Cooper, AM, Chair of the Alumni Council
Each year, the University of Adelaide recognises and celebrates the noteworthy achievements of its alumni through the Distinguished Alumni Awards, James McWha Award of Excellence, and Alumni Fellow awards.

I warmly congratulate each of the 2016 winners. The contribution of these distinguished alumni as leaders within their professions and the community is inspiring.

If you know graduates of the University making a difference, I strongly encourage you to nominate them for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Please contact our Alumni Relations team at for more information.

The formation of the Alumni Council in 2014 has served to reinforce the important role alumni play in strengthening their alma mater. With almost 125,000 alumni spread across 80 countries, alumni form the University’s largest stakeholder group. The achievements of our alumni and their ongoing pursuit of excellence are celebrated by the University and fellow alumni, and help shape what the University is today.

I would like to sincerely thank the outgoing members of the inaugural Alumni Council for their invaluable contribution. The retiring members are Stephen Yarwood (Deputy Chair), Karen Abraham, Grace Bowman, Dr Michael Higgs, Sandy Pitcher, James Stevens, Vincent Chen (Singapore), Dennis Muirhead (United Kingdom) and Riki Sutherland (Melbourne). The professional and personal insights of the inaugural Council members have created a solid foundation upon which future Council members can build.

I also extend a warm welcome to our new Alumni Council members who have been elected from faculties and include Professor Randall Faull, Associate Professor Paul Grbin, and Dr Penny Moyle (United Kingdom).

Thank you to all our alumni for your continued support and for your desire to stay in touch with the University of Adelaide. I welcome your participation and contribution, and encourage you to provide any insights or feedback to the Alumni Council at
or +61 8 8313 5800


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