Exceptional Community Service Award

The Exceptional Community Service Award recognises the work of an outstanding community member who has made a significant impact, and has enhanced the reputation of the University of Newcastle and its relationship with the wider community.

Previous recipients have enriched society through their work in community fundraising, establishing arts and culture, and embedding sustainability models in local society.

2019Lee Shearer APM (Achiever)
 University of Newcastle Open Foundation
2019Philip Sketchley OAM (Achiever)
 Bachelor of Education 1988
2019Renée Bianchi (Achiever)
 Bachelor of Laws / Diploma of Legal Practice 2007
Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) 2004
2018Dr Bernard Curran AM
 Doctor of Philosophy 1974
Bachelor of Arts 1968
2017Dr Joanne McCarthy
 Honorary Degree - Doctor of Letters 2015
Bachelor of Arts 2003
2016Dr Neelam Pradhananga
 Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture) 2011
2015Dr William Tan
 Bachelor of Medicine 2005
2014Dr Judy White AM
 Doctor of Philosophy (History) 2002
Honorary Degree - Master of Arts 1988
2013Emeritus Professor Maree Gleeson OAM
 Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine) 1988
2013Dr William Paradice AM
 Honorary Degree - Doctor of Letters 2009
2012Jennie Thomas AM
 Newcastle Teachers College 1959
2011Conjoint Associate Professor Pauline Chiarelli
 Doctor of Philosophy (Behavioural Science) 2001
Master of Medical Science (Health Promotion) 1997
Graduate Diploma in Health Social Science 1993
2010Robert Nelson OAM
 Bachelor of Education 1981
2009Pippa Robinson
 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) 1986
Associate Diploma in Art and Craft 1983
2008Greg Hays

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.