Celebrating Golden Alumni

Law School graduates were part of the University's largest ever special gathering of alumni at Wilson Hall this year, a celebration hosted by Chancellor, Elizabeth Alexander AM.

The occasion attracted more than 420 alumni and guests, with some alumni having attended the University as far back as the early 1930s. For many, the event was a rare opportunity to reconnect on the grounds of their university campus, which is much changed over the past 50 years.

Guests were delighted to reunite with colleagues and friends whom – in some instances – they had not seen since graduation.

The event corresponded with the University's 160th birthday celebrations and acknowledged prestigious members of the University community. Guest speakers, Dr James Guest AM OBE and Professor Adrienne Clarke AC, reminisced about their campus days and spoke of past chancellors, academics and student colleagues.

The celebration was also a valuable opportunity to honour the contribution that many of our alumni have made to the University over a long period of time in a range of capacities – through lifetime giving, bequests, teaching and student mentorship to name but a few.

Image: Over 420 alumni and guests reunite at the Golden Alumni event at Wilson Hall
Photographer: Justin Cooper

This article originally appeared in MLS News, Issue 10, December 2013.