Mid-year Graduations at University of Adelaide

Monday, 4 August 2008

New graduates, friends, family and distinguished guests will gather in Bonython Hall at the University of Adelaide this week for the annual mid-year Graduation Ceremonies.

More than 1650 students will graduate, with five ceremonies held from Monday 4 August to Wednesday 6 August.

Distinguished speakers addressing the new graduates are the Hon Paul Caica, Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education, SA Health Chief Executive Dr Tony Sherbon, joint Chief Executive Officer of Common Ground Ms Sue Crafter, Australian Science Media Centre CEO Dr Susannah Eliott and Mr Alan Noble, Engineering Director of Google Australia and New Zealand.

Among the graduates will be 19 winners of University Medals for most outstanding academic achievement in 2007 including a rare triple medallist, Brendan Lim, who completed and topped two honours degrees in Law and Music (Jazz Performance) last year, after already graduating with a Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences. He also wins the Honours Alumni University Medal for the most outstanding honours students in his year.

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor James McWha said: "Graduation is a highlight of the University of Adelaide's calendar, a time when the whole University community celebrates the tremendous achievements of our students.

"Many of these graduates will go on to make a significant impact within the community, some of them leaders in their fields. We wish them all well in their future careers and look forward to hearing of their ongoing achievement."

Mid-year graduation ceremonies and speakers:

Monday, 4 August, 10am: - Health Sciences and Law School - Dr Tony Sherbon
Monday, 4 August, 2.30pm: - Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Professions - Ms Sue Crafter
Tuesday, 5 August, 10am: - Sciences, Business School - Dr Susannah Eliott
Tuesday, 5 August, 2.30pm: - Business School - The Hon Paul Caica
Wednesday, 6 August, 10am: - Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences - Mr Alan Noble


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