Indigenous Alumni Award

The Indigenous Alumni Award recognises alumni whose outstanding contribution has demonstrated engagement and impact working with Australian Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander communities.

Previous recipients include leaders who have made an impact in indigenous education, health and society.

2020Shahni WellingtonBachelor of Communication 2014
2019Dr James Charles (Achiever)Doctor of Philosophy 2017
2019Dr Mark Wenitong (Achiever)Bachelor of Medicine 1994
2019Luke Pearson (Achiever)Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Arts 2004
2018Dr Kristopher Rallah-BakerBachelor of Medicine 2002
2017Associate Professor
Aunty Kerrie Doyle
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) 1999, Graduate Diploma in Health Science 1993
2016Professor John MaynardDoctor of Philosophy (Aboriginal Studies) 2003, Diploma in Aboriginal Studies 1996
2015Professor Sandra EadesBachelor of Medicine 1989
2013Craig RitchieBachelor of Arts 1988
2012Donna Odegaard AMDoctor of Philosophy (Aboriginal Studies) 2011, Master of Philosophy 2002
2011Sarah McEwanBachelor of Medicine 2004
2010Jaquelyne HughesBachelor of Medicine 1999

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.