New fund launched to support Roseworthy

Tuesday, 25 July 2006

A new public fund to support students, education and research at the University of Adelaide's Roseworthy campus will be launched today at a special gathering of graduates, friends of Roseworthy and representatives from the agricultural industry.

An initiative of the Roseworthy Old Collegians Association (ROCA), the Roseworthy Campus and Student Fund aims to: support and encourage students through scholarships, prizes and other financial assistance; to enhance facilities for education and research; to encourage study and research through study awards; and to develop outreach activities to help transfer knowledge to the wider community.

University of Adelaide Vice-Chancellor Professor James McWha said: "The name 'Roseworthy' has long been synonymous with excellence in education and development of new technology in agricultural and natural resources industries. Roseworthy graduates have become leaders in agricultural and natural resource-based industries.

"Today Roseworthy is involved in national and international leading-edge technologies in a broad range of animal sciences, biotechnology and agronomy and is exploring the feasibility of establishing a postgraduate veterinary science school.

"The Roseworthy Campus and Student Fund will help ensure Roseworthy keeps producing future generations of leaders and innovators."

The Fund has appointed Australian agricultural identity John Crosby as Fund Patron and will be championed and managed by a high-profile committee of co-patrons under the chairmanship of The Hon Dr Bruce Eastick AM.

Dr Eastick said: "We are privileged to have someone of John Crosby's calibre as Patron of this Fund. John has been at the forefront of agriculture and agribusiness in Australia over many years and, as a Roseworthy graduate himself, is an ideal champion for Roseworthy."


Contact Details

Dr Bruce Eastick
Roseworthy Old Collegians Association
Business: (08) 8522 2014
Mobile: 0408 328 476

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The University of Adelaide
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