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Alumni in Focus: Rob Brookman

Adelaide Festival Executive Director and Bachelor of Arts graduate Rob Brookman AM, is this month’s Alumni in Focus. Rob founded award-winning international arts festival, WOMADelaide in 1992 and most recently rejoined Adelaide Festival as Executive Director in 2017. What are your favourite hobbies? Pretty much the same as my work, plus gardening and reading. Favourite […]

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Intervarsity winning team, Sydney 1966

The University of Adelaide’s long history of playing ball

Formed in the early 90s, the Adelaide University Netball Club first recorded formal teams in 1995 as part of the South Australian Netball Association. But, as told by alumna and former Varsity netball player Sandra Reynolds, the University’s involvement in the sport has a long history spanning as far back as the 1920s. “A sadness […]

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Experience Adelaide

Connections made for life – Experience Adelaide

Moving to a new country as an international student can be a daunting experience. For Trang Le, it was even more challenging as she travelled from Vietnam with her mother and nine month old daughter in tow. Luckily, through the Experience Adelaide program, Trang was connected with Peter Bosneac who would become a cherished friend […]

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A gift to the tune of a Koenig-Betcher violin

Buying a world-class instrument is the dream of any budding musician studying at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. Unfortunately, for most, it’s also a daunting and near-impossible task. Such was the case for Bachelor of Music undergraduate Mae Napier-Traeger before the generosity of donors saw her become the custodian of the Koenig-Betcher violin last year. […]

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Léonie Ebert

Alumni in Focus: Léonie Ebert

Ms Léonie Ebert, Bachelor of Science graduate, founder and board member of the Graham F. Smith Peace Foundation, and 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient is this month’s Alumni in Focus. Léonie was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award for her dedication to education, advocacy for women and Aboriginal education, and support of social justice. Founded in […]

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Charlie in front of a lake in Iceland

Charlie’s unforgettable Icelandic adventure

Last year, the University offered alumni the chance to win a trip of a lifetime to see the Northern Lights in Iceland by simply updating their details. Bachelor of Computer Science graduate, Charlie Rocklyn was our lucky winner and recently returned from her unique overseas adventure. She shares the highlights, surprises and memories of her […]

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Chelsea Lee Smart performing

Alumni in Focus: Chelsea Lee Smart

Chelsea Lee Smart, jazz vocalist, composer and graduate of Elder Conservatorium of Music Jazz Honours degree, is this month’s Alumni in Focus. Chelsea is the only Australian who has ever been selected to participate in the prestigious ‘Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead’ residency in Washington, D.C. Chelsea was awarded the Helpmann Academy Foundation Award for Top Jazz Voice […]

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November Alumni in Focus, Emily Humphreys

Alumni in Focus: Emily Humphreys

Emily Humphreys, Bachelor of Social Sciences and Masters of Science and Technology Commercialisation graduate, and co-founder of Wicked Lab is this month’s Alumni in Focus. Emily was one of the winners represented in South Australia’s 2018 40 under 40 awards. Wicked Lab supports change-makers to tackle complex social policy problems, such as climate change and […]

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Mark Harrington

Alumni in Focus: Mark Harrington

MyCar company founder Mark Harrington is this month’s Alumni in Focus. Mark is also a financial advisor who has worked on international billion dollar projects. MyCar is South Australia’s first and only zero-emission chauffeur service, supporting the City Council’s ambition to make Adelaide the world’s first carbon neutral city. myCar.green, provides eco-friendly transport to get around […]

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Yuan Yuan

Alumni in Focus: Yuan Yuan

This month’s Alumni in Focus is Wines by Geoff Hardy (WBGH) Export Sales Manager Yuan Yuan (Masters of Agriculture Science – Agribusiness). WBGH has a larger share of the Australian wine market in China than it has in Australia, and Yuan Yuan has played an instrumental role in driving the company’s growth. What are your […]

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