We are proud to introduce the recipients of the 2013 Alumni Awards. Congratulations to these outstanding alumni.
YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD
The Young Alumni Award recognises outstanding achievements and contributions by a graduate aged 35 years or younger at the time of nomination.
Ms Chandra Clements
Bachelor of Business 2001, Bachelor of Science 2000
Turning entrepreneur in 2013, Chandra established One Legacy, which consults to companies on ethical business, human capital improvement, innovation and women's empowerment.
INDIGENOUS ALUMNI AWARD
The Indigenous Alumni Award recognises the contributions, outstanding talent and achievements of an Indigenous graduate in their chosen field.
Mr Craig Ritchie
Bachelor of Arts 1988
Craig is General Manager of the Access and Participation Branch, in the Higher Education Division of the Department of Education.
ALUMNI AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE (jointly awarded)
The Alumni Award for Exceptional Community Service recognises the work of an outstanding alumni member who has made significant contributions to the relationship between the University of Newcastle and its community.
Emeritus Professor Maree Gleeson OAM
Doctor of Philosophy 1988
Maree is a health, education, science and medical research professional. As a scientist, Maree's area of expertise is susceptibility to infections, particularly for elite athletes.
Dr WEJ (William Edward John) Paradice AM
Honorary Degree - Doctor of Letters 2009
Wej is passionate about intelligent natural resource management. From 1985-2013 he was CEO of the HVRF as well as serving as Director of Research from 1985-2004.
ALUMNI AWARD FOR REGIONAL LEADERSHIP
The Alumni Award for Regional Leadership recognises significant contributions as a leader in regional business, commerce, industry or public service.
Hon. Patricia Forsythe
Bachelor of Arts 1973
Patricia spent 10 years on the NSW Opposition frontbench in a variety of shadow portfolios including Community Services and Education and Training.
ALUMNI AWARD FOR NATIONAL LEADERSHIP
The Alumni Award for National Leadership recognises significant contributions in national business, commerce, industry or public service.
Hon. Dato Paduka Ar. H. Idris Abas
Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) 1980
Idris is a successful entrepreneur impacting the advancement of architecture, IT and communications in Brunei.
ALUMNI AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP
The Alumni Award for International Leadership recognises significant contributions as a leader in international business, commerce, industry or public service
Dr William Lilley
Doctor of Philosophy 2008, Bachelor of Science (Honours) 1997, Bachelor of Science 1995
William has enjoyed a rapid rise to a leadership role with the world's foremost hydrocarbon supplier, Saudi Aramco.
NEWTON-JOHN AWARD (jointly awarded)
The Newton-John Award recognises innovation or creativity in any field that has improved cultural life.
Ms Karin Catt
Bachelor of Arts 1991
Karin has achieved international success as a fashion and portrait photographer, highly sought after by global celebrities and published across the world.
Mr Anton Monsted
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) 1995, Bachelor of Arts 1994
Anton recently left his post as general manager at Bazmark (Baz Luhrmann's music company), to be Senior Vice President of Music at Twentieth Century Fox.
The Alumni Medal recognises an outstanding record of professional excellence in leadership, knowledge and professional practice.
Emeritus Professor Ross Watts
Bachelor of Commerce 1966
In 1978, Ross co-founded the Journal of Accounting & Economics with Jerry Zimmerman. The journal frequently ranks number one worldwide in the citation counts for accounting journals.