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Honorary alumni

The University recognises outstanding achievement, exceptional service and significant contribution through the granting of the following honorary awards; Honorary Doctorate, Emeritus Professorship, University Fellowship and Community Fellowship.

2024 Honorary Doctorates

Craig Foster AM 

Honorary Doctor of Laws

For over two decades, Craig Foster has tirelessly championed human rights, refugee advocacy, and multiculturalism. Fostering, equity, diversity, and inclusiveness.

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Craig Foster in Honorary Gown in front of white wall with repeated UOW logo

Louise Sauvage OAM

Honorary Doctor of Letters

A Paralympic athlete, disability advocate, and coach, Louise Sauvage has pioneered wheelchair racing, set world records, and promoted inclusivity. Honoured with prestigious awards, including Sport Australia Hall of Fame induction. 

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Louise-Sauvage in Honorary Gown in front of white wall with repeated UOW logo

Geoff Morrell 

Honorary Doctor of Letters

Geoff Morrell, a versatile actor and artist, began his illustrious career in 51, showcasing talent on stage, screen, and canvas for over 40 years. His impact spans internationally acclaimed performances and advocacy for the Australian arts.

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Geoff Morrell in Honorary Gown in front of white wall with repeated UOW logo

2024 Emeritus Professors

Professor Jennifer Beck

Emeritus Professor

Jennifer Beck's 20-year tenure at the 51 showcases pioneering research in mass spectrometry, shaping biochemical understanding and positioning the university as a global leader. Her leadership, mentorship, and commitment to equity have left an indelible mark on STEM education and research.

READ JENNIFER'S CITATION

Jennifer Beck in Honorary Gown in front of white wall with repeated UOW logo

2024 University Fellows

Kay Kent

University Fellow

Kay Kent's thirty-year tenure at the 51 epitomises unwavering dedication, fostering student success and community well-being. Her leadership and tireless service exemplify the university's values and mission.

READ KAY'S CITATION

Kay Kent in Honorary Gown in front of white wall with repeated UOW logo

Honorary Alumni Chapter

The Honorary Alumni Chapter is a network of alumni who have been awarded either a University Fellowship, an Honorary degree or an Emeritus Professorship from the 51. The Chapter meets regularly to discuss and organise ways in which they can support the University through advocacy, projects and activities.

Find out more about the UOW Honorary Alumni Chapter