Five extraordinary leaders recognised at Western Sydney University graduations
Eminent leaders in the fields of human rights, sport, media, policing and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advocacy, today received prestigious honorary awards from Western Sydney University to acknowledge their outstanding service and contribution to the western Sydney region and beyond.
Among the awardees were:
- Dr Tim Soutphommasane, a human rights advocate, who received an honorary doctorate for his contribution to multiculturalism and the Australian community;
- Wendy Tuck, an award winning yachtswoman, who received an Honorary Fellowship for her contribution to sport at the highest level;
- Michael Ebeid, Group Executive, Enterprise, of Telstra, who received an honorary doctorate for his contribution to the broadcasting industry and multicultural Australia;
- Robert Fitzgerald, Chief Inspector of Blacktown Police Area Command, who received a Community Fellowship for his contribution to the Western Sydney region; and
- Darryl Charles Wright, a Dunghutti man of the Macleay Valley, who will receive an Honorary Fellowship for his contribution to the Western Sydney community.
The University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Barney Glover said that “To honour the commitment of people who positively influence their communities is one of the most important aspects of our graduation ceremonies. The University has a deep connection to its region, which is rich in individuals who make outstanding contributions across all sectors of society, and we are delighted to acknowledge their work.”
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