2013 recipients

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.

Chandra Clements

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.

Craig Ritchie

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.

Maree Gleeson

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.

Wej Paradice

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.

Patricia Forsythe

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.

Idris Abas

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

William Lilley

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.

Karin Catt

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.

Anton Monsted

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.


ALUMNI MEDAL

The Alumni Medal recognises an outstanding record of professional excellence in leadership, knowledge and professional practice.

Ross Watts

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.