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"The formation of the Development and Alumni team is
evidence of that commitment and we encourage you to engage
with the appropriate member of the team for any matter
relating to your relationship with the University."
CONNECTING IN CANBERRA
The Karmel family's stunning collection of artwork made a
wonderful backdrop to an alumni networking day in Canberra
in May. Mrs Lena Karmel, the Patron of Flinders University's
Karmel Endowment Fund, hosted a luncheon for our Canberra
alumni, the genesis of which had been an alumni reception
associated with Gooch Exhibition in 2010 at which our alumni
indicated they would like to connect on a regular basis. Guests
at the event included Chancellor, Stephen Gerlach, and Vice-
Chancellor, Michael Barber. Alumni indicated they would like a
Canberra network event in 2012 and alumnus, Bruno Yvanovich,
agreed to work with the alumni relations team to bring this
to fruition in September 2012. Please keep an eye out for our
E-Ncounter, or check out our alumni events on the Flinders
website for details as they are finalised. We look forward to
seeing you there.
SINGAPORE AND KUALA LUMPUR
In March, Chris Jenner and Geoff Sauer visited Kuala Lumpur
and Singapore to meet with alumni. This trip provided the
opportunity for Chris Jenner as Head, Development and Alumni
Relations to meet with alumni in those cities for the first
time. Dinner meetings were held with both Flinders alumni
committees, as well as individual meetings with Professor
Kurunathan Ratnavelu (PhD '90), Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Embracing and engaging
APPOINTMENTS STRENGTHEN ALUMNI AND
The University's capacity to engage alumni and develop income
opportunities for Flinders has been given a boost through recent
key staff appointments, according to Ms Christine Jenner, Head
of the University's Development and Alumni Relations.
Simon Blight joined the team as Donor Relations Manager
responsible for developing and building relationships with
prospective individual and corporate donors via the appeal,
major gifts and bequest programs.
As Project Officer, Daniela Cirocco supports University
activities associated with development and alumni including
specific projects related to industry, business and community
"Simon and Daniela really complement the team which is
focused on finding ways to fund significant investment in
academic, research and innovation leadership objectives
outlined in the Inspiring Flinders strategic plan," Ms Jenner said.
"They join Geoff Sauer, who is known to most alumni and
continues to manage a strong, pro-active alumni program
that encourages graduates to connect and engage with the
university on an ongoing basis," she said.
"The Database and Research Officer role is performed admirably
by Rob Wild who supports the ongoing programs of both
alumni and donor development with accurate and insightful
data so critical in today's business world."
She said Flinders University is absolutely committed to working
with alumni and other key stakeholders in developing programs
that engage stakeholders in support of University priorities
through the Karmel Endowment Fund.
(Development), University of Malaya, and Mr Teo Soo Chew (BEc
'73) who is a Director of See Hoy Chan in Singapore.
Highlights of the visit included a lively Saturday morning alumni
event at a car dealership in Kuala Lumpur and an informal lunch
meeting with young Flinders Nutrition and Dietetics alumnae at
National University Hospital in Singapore.
During visits to the University of Malaya and the National
University of Singapore, meetings were held with alumni and
development staff to discuss matters of mutual interest.
Meetings were held also with Austrade staff at the Australian
High Commission in Kuala Lumpur where a number of potential
opportunities for the Universities were identified.
LAW SCHOOL VISITING JUDICIAL FELLOW
Each year the Law School invites a Federal Court judge to be the
Visiting Judicial Fellow in the School for a week and in 2011 the
Fellow was the Honourable Justice Jayne Jagot. The Fellowship
provides a valuable opportunity for staff and students to
interact with a judge.
Justice Jagot was appointed to the Federal Court in 2008
having served as an acting Judge in the NSW Supreme Court
(Equity Division) since 2006, and previously in the NSW Land
and Environment Court. Graduating from the University of
Sydney Law School with Distinction in 1991, and with what
the Attorney General described as 'an embarrassing number
and range of prizes' in 1991, she progressed rapidly through
the ranks at Mallesons becoming partner in 1997. Justice
Jagot was called to the bar in 2002 where she practised in a
wide range of litigious, transactional and advisory matters
across environmental planning, local government evaluation,
administrative, real property and tort law.
A Boardroom lunch was held in her honour at the Victoria
Square Campus on 9 August.
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN TOURISM AWARDS
Flinders University Tourism won the Tourism Education and
Training category at the 2011 South Australian Tourism Awards.
The award citation described Flinders University Tourism as "a
national leader in tourism teaching, research, and industry and
community involvement" which provides "an exciting, dynamic
and supportive environment for students and staff, flexible
and innovative topics and programs, extensive experience and
expertise in research that meets industry needs, and the most
strategic industry placement program in Australia".
Accepting the Award, Flinders Head of Tourism, Dr Steve
Brown, said:"This award is a testament to the dedication and
extraordinary hard work of a very small teaching team -- Chris
Fanning, Dr Sangkyun Kim and Professors Jane James and Bill
Spurr -- our colleagues in the Flinders Business School and the
general staff who support us, and the many industry partners
who provide guest lecturers in our programs and placement
opportunities for our students".
"But it is our students and our graduates who also deserve
acknowledgment, because they are the ones who inspire us to
continually improve," he said.
Flinders Tourism will represent the state in the tourism
education category at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards to
be held in Cairns next March.
Photos: 1. L-R: Geoff Sauer, Rob Wild, Daniela Cirocco, Chris Jenner, Simon Blight.
2. Nicky Beh, Professor Dr Ramattullah Khan, Dr Sity Daud
3. Geoff Sauer, Chris Jenner, Professor Kurunathan Ratnavelu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development) at the University of Malaya.
4. L-R: Katherine Bean, Professor Margaret Davies, Justice Jayne Jagot, Judge Peter McCusker, Brian Hayes QC.
5. Steve Kirkbride and Jeff Mogg.
6. L-R: Dr Sean Kim, Ms Chris Fanning, Dr Steve Brown, Professor Jane James.
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