Welcome April Graduates

Flinders University’s April graduation ceremonies took place 14-17 April on campus in the Graduation Hall (Alan Mitchell Sports Centre) and saw more than 1600 graduating students receive their awards.  A further 650 students were eligible to graduate, but were unable to attend the ceremonies.

We wish the April graduates the very best for the future and warmly welcome them into the Flinders alumni family. They join a network of 81,500 graduates that extends across more than 100 countries.


The eight graduation ceremonies held over four days saw three prominent Australians receive honorary awards for contributions to Flinders and to the wider community.

Alan Young AM, co-founder and Joint Managing Director, Baker Young Stockbrokers Limited, was made a Companion of the University.  Honorary doctorates were also awarded to Dr Tom Calma AO, Chancellor, University of Canberra and Mr Ken Matthews AO, Chief Executive of the National Water Commission.

Read more about the contributions of Aboriginal advocate Dr Tom Calma, environmental policy-maker Mr Ken Matthews, and developer and fund-raiser Mr Alan Young.

Across the week, Graduands and their guests heard from a range of keynote speakers:

  • Commissioner The Hon Bruce Lander QC, Independent Commissioner Against Corruption
  • Dr Felicity-ann Lewis, Mayor, City of Marion and Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Flinders University
  • Cathy Miller, CEO, Minda Inc
  • Jason Cross, Adelaide Chapter Co-Director, Startup Grind
  • Professor Kristine Gebbie, Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Flinders University

Further Graduation ceremonies will be held in September and December of this year.

April 2014 Graduates celebrating their success


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