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Award winning volunteers

Nominees and coordinators at the Volunteer Achievement Awards

Nominees and coordinators at the
Volunteer Achievement Awards
From welcoming new international students and maintaining museum collections, to supporting our dental students and hosting public tours of Urrbrae House, our volunteers make a significant impact to the University in multiple areas.

To recognise and celebrate the exceptional contributions of our 2649 volunteers, the University’s first Volunteer Achievement Awards was held at the end of 2016 at an event hosted by outgoing Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Warren Bebbington.

2016 Volunteer of the Year

Geoff Nowak – Geoff has been a huge asset to the Roseworthy Agricultural Museum throughout his 10 years as Volunteer Museum Manager. In addition to supervising the opening of the museum to the public, he has worked tirelessly on maintaining and improving the collections, including the digital records, all of which have contributed to the museum’s ongoing success.

Other nominees

> Merilyn (Merry) Wickes, Hughes Bequest Program
> Dr John Reed, Dental Outreach Program
> Clare Murphy, University Collections
> Peter McMillan, Talking With Aussies
> Kevin Holohan, Adelaide University Sports (AU Soccer Club)
> Brian Ward, University Collections
> Joylene (Joy) Middleton, Waite Historic Precinct, Urrbrae House

2016 Student Volunteer of the Year

Jessy Pelham – Bachelor of Arts undergraduate Jessy has gone above and beyond in volunteering for the Talking With Aussies program, which matches locals with international students. He has even taken students to his hometown in the Riverland for a true Aussie country experience.

Other nominees

> Laura Wilkinson, Adelaide Compass Program
> Kahlia Allen, Health and Medical Sciences Senior Peer Mentor
> Yao (Sharon) Xue, Confucius Institute Volunteer
> Anmol Saini, Health and Medical Sciences Senior Peer Mentor

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Story by Alex Govan


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