Celebrating JCU’s Outstanding Alumni
Some of James Cook University’s most talented graduates have been honoured, with the announcement of the University’s annual Outstanding Alumni awards.
Twelve graduates of JCU and its predecessor institutions have been recognised for their outstanding contributions at a local, state, national and/or international level.
The 2016 Outstanding Alumni Awards have been announced at a breakfast function in Townsville.
There were two winners from each of JCU’s six colleges – a college winner and an early career winner. They appear below, with the College Winner listed first.
The Chancellor’s Outstanding Alumnus was selected from the College Winners. This year’s winner is Dr Shannon Springer, who oversees Bond University’s indigenous health curriculum.
As one of the first two Indigenous graduates in the inaugural James Cook University medical cohort, he has been a role model and tireless worker in his commitment to improve the health of Indigenous Australians.
Congratulations to all our winners!
Business, Law and Governance
Moya Steele, MacDonnells Law
Katherine Andrews, MacDonnells Law
Arts, Society and Education
The Hon Jan McLucas, Retired Senator for Queensland - Labor
Peterson Opio, White Ribbon Australia
Science and Engineering
John Gunn, Australian Institute of Marine Science
Dr Martin Breed, The University of Adelaide
Medicine and Dentistry
Dr Shannon Springer, Bond University
Dr Christopher Freeman, Camp Hill Healthcare
Dr Joann Lukins, Peak Performance Psychology
Dr Kathryn Hayward, The University of British Columbia
Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Prof Ramon Shaban, Griffith University
Dr Lachlan Strohfeldt, Bell Veterinary Services Queensland
Photos of the award recipients, and their citations, are available here:
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