The 2013 Alumni Award recipients

Meet the Alumni Achievement Award winners and Graduate Medallists, honoured in the 2013 Alumni Awards.

Alumni Achievement Awards

Dr Russell Dickens OAM

Russell Dickens is the recipient of the Alumni Award for Community Achievement for his dedication to the animal world.

Emeritus Professor Jeremy Davis AM

The first dean of the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), Jeremy Davis is the Alumni Award for Professional Achievement recipient.

Julie McKay

Executive Director for UN Women Australia, Julie McKay is the joint recipient of the Young Alumni Award for Achievement.



Majok Tulba

Majok Tulba is a critically acclaimed author and filmmaker and the joint winner of the Young Alumni Award for Achievement.

Graduate Medallists

Daniel Ward

With a remarkably diverse list of academic, musical and community accomplishments to his name, Daniel Ward is the recipient of the Convocation Medal for undergraduate achievement.

Eloise Howse

An active community member and current AusAID officer at the University’s International Office, Elosie Howse is the recipient of the Edmund Barton Medal for master’s by coursework achievement.p>

Yun Liu

A passionate volunteer dedicated to enriching the lives of others, Yun Liu is the winner of the John Harsanyi Medal for international student achievement.



Dr Gregory Fox

Gregory Fox is one of Australia’s pre eminent young health leaders and is the recipient of the Rita and John Cornforth Medal for PhD Achievement.

Kiernan Dorney

A graduate with outstanding academic and sporting success, Kieranan Dorney is the recipient of the Nigel C Barker Medal for sporting achievement.

Aaron Ellis

Aaron Ellis is playing a pivotal role in the revival of Aboriginal languages in NSW and is the recipient of the Sister Alison Bush Medal for Indigenous achievement.


Short-listed Graduate Medal nominees 2013

Convocation Medal
Mr Edward Jones, BScAgr '13
Miss Ramya Krishnan, BA '11 LLB '13
Mr Jordan O'Reilly, BAppSc (OccT) '13
Ms Mekela Panditharatne, B.I.G.S. (Hons) '13

Edmund Barton Medal
Professor Leslie Burnett, BSc (Med) '78, MBBS '80, PhD (Medicine) '86, MSc (Bioinformatics) '13
Ms Carol Dunn, MA (Holocaust Studies) '12
Mr Alister Hodge, MEmergN '08 M.N. (N.P.) '13
Ms Shannan Keen, BA '10 M.B.M. Sc '12

John C Harsanyi Medal
Mr Mohamad El Bakkar, M.E. (Mechanical) '13
Mr Hebin Huang, MLMgt '11
Mr Dominik Keller, MCom '13, MIntBus '13
Mr Benjamin Rojo Salazar, MFilmDigImag '12

Nigel C Barker Medal
Mr Andrew Giltrap, BSc (Adv) (Hons) '13
Ms Anika Lalic, BHlth (Hearing & Speech) '10 BEd (HumanMov & HlthEd) '13
Mr Nicholas Larkin, BCom '12
Mr Dean Mumm, MCom (Strategic Management, Organisational Analysis, and Strategy) '12

Rita and John Cornforth Medal
Dr Farhan Ahammed, PhD '12
Dr Alexandra McCormick, MInternatStud '06 PhD '12
Dr Bridianne O'Dea, BHlthSc '09 CertEdStud '11 PhD '12
Dr Ronita Ram, PhD '12

Sister Alison Bush Medal
Mr David Follent, Grad. Dip. Indig. H. Prom '13
Ms Fiona Millard, Grad. Dip. Indig. H. Prom '13
Mr Todd Rowling, B.E. (Elec Power) '13
Ms Mariko Smith, BA '05 LLB '07 Mmuseum Stud '12