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 Wellington
 Bachelor 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-Baker
 Bachelor of Medicine 2002
2017Associate Professor Aunty Kerrie Doyle
 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) 1999
Graduate Diploma in Health Science 1993
2016Professor John Maynard
 Doctor of Philosophy (Aboriginal Studies) 2003
Diploma in Aboriginal Studies 1996
2015Professor Sandra Eades
 Bachelor of Medicine 1989
2013Craig Ritchie
 Bachelor of Arts 1988
2012Dr Donna Odegaard AM
 Doctor of Philosophy (Aboriginal Studies) 2011
Master of Philosophy 2002
2011Dr Sarah McEwan
 Bachelor of Medicine 2004
2010Dr Jaquelyne Hughes
 Bachelor 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.