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Leaders in their fields among Curtin’s new Honorary Doctorates

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Curtin University has presented a respected university leader, highly regarded academic and esteemed entrepreneur with Honorary Doctorates.

University of Queensland’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry, was acknowledged with an Honorary Doctorate of the University, in recognition of her distinguished service to Australia’s university sector and her outstanding values-based leadership as Vice-Chancellor of Curtin University from 2014 to 2020.

Professor Sally Kift, the President of the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows, received the Honorary Doctorate of Letters, for her outstanding contribution to Australian higher education through her theory of transition pedagogy and its positive impact on the first-year experience and students’ long-term success.

Artrya Co-Founder and Managing Director Mr John Barrington was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Commerce, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the commercial and arts sectors of Western Australia through exceptional leadership and service.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne congratulated Professor Terry, Professor Kift and Mr Barrington on being acknowledged with Honorary Doctorates.

“Honorary Doctorates are reserved for those who have gone above and beyond in their chosen field, and this distinguished group has provided exceptional service and made an outstanding contribution,” Professor Hayne said.

“I am absolutely delighted to congratulate our newest recipients of Honorary Doctorates and thank them for their enduring leadership, remarkable vision and unwavering service to the community and Curtin University.”

Honorary Doctorates are awarded in recognition of an extraordinary contribution to a field of endeavour and academic discipline, as well as outstanding service to professional and public life.

The Honorary Doctorates were presented at Curtin University’s recent graduation ceremonies.

For more information about Curtin’s Honorary Doctorates, visit here.

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