- Tuesday 25 November 2014
The University of Adelaide Distinguished Alumni Awards 2014
The University of Adelaide's alumni have distinguished themselves throughout the world in their individual fields.
Our alumni include names such as:
Dr Andy Thomas, the first Australian in space,
Antarctic explorer and geologist Sir Douglas Mawson,
Nuclear physicist Sir Mark Oliphant,
The Honourable Julia Gillard MP ex Prime Minister of Australia
And current President of Singapore Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam.
- Her Excellency Ms Frances Adamson (B Ec 1985) - in recognition of her outstanding leadership and contribution in the field of International Relations.
- Professor David David AC (M B B S 1966, M D 1999) - in recognition of his outstanding leadership and contribution nationally and internationally in the field of Craniofacial Surgery.
- Mr Philip Laffer AM (R D A 1961, R D Oen 1963) - in recognition of his outstanding leadership and contribution to the Global Wine Industry.
- Mr Philip Wollen OAM (B Ec 1977) - in recognition of his outstanding leadership and humanitarian commitments to children, aspiring youth, animals, the environment, and to the terminally ill.
Philip receiving the "Distinguished Alumni Award" at the University of Adelaide on Wednesday from the Vice Chancellor, Dr Warren Bebbington.