Regional Leadership Award

The Alumni Award for Regional Leadership requires demonstration of leadership and/or entrepreneurship initiatives with significance in the regions of the University of Newcastle (Newcastle, Sydney, Hunter Valley, Port Macquarie and the Mid-North Coast and the Central Coast).

Past recipients include dynamic leaders in influencing business and commerce, regional health and government.

2020Dr Jaelea Skehan OAM
 Doctor of Philosophy 2019
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) 1998
2019Dr Kristin Molloy (Achiever)
 Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry) 1998
Bachelor of Science (Honours) 1993
2019Graeme Irwin AM (Achiever)
 Diploma of Teaching 1982
2018Bernard Collins
 Bachelor of Architecture 1981
Bachelor of Design (Architecture) 1978
2017Professor Jenny May AM
 Bachelor of Medicine 1984
2016Andrew Donaldson
 Bachelor of Architecture 2005
Bachelor of Design (Architecture) 2001
2015Stewart Dowrick
 Master of Business Administration 1997
2014Susan Ivens
 Master of Business Administration 2001
Graduate Diploma in Education 1979
Bachelor of Arts 1978
2013Patricia Forsythe AM
 Bachelor of Arts 1973
2012Dr Frances Gentle AO
 Honorary Degree - Doctor of Letters 2019
Doctor of Philosophy (Education) 2012
Master of Special Education (Sensory Disability) (Honours) 2006
2011Mohammed Faiz Kamaludin
 Master of Aviation Management 2011
2011Dr Anne Wakatama
 Bachelor of Medicine 1982
2010Dr Andrew Hedges
 Bachelor of Medicine 1986
2009Jeff McCloy
 Bachelor of Engineering 1973

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.