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UC 2018 Annual Appeal campaign under way

UC’s 2018 Annual Appeal campaign – Make a Difference has launched.

Alumni and supporters who donate to UC make a considerable impact on the lives of our students, researchers and the wider community and, in doing so, support UC’s vision of people prepared to make a difference – tangata tū, tangata ora.

Over the last five years 2,562 generous donors have made 8,619 gifts, which has raised more than $1.75 million to support a range of research, teaching and learning initiatives. These include the Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research, the Pukemanu-Dovedale Centre run by the UC Child and Family Psychology programme, the UCME XL Pasifika Outreach Programme, and a number of scholarships.

Find out more about the 2018 Annual Appeal campaign and the UC initiatives it supports.

Read the latest UC Foundation Annual Report to find out more about how donors have made a difference.  

UC alumna recognised for community service

UC alumna, Anne Wignall received a Community Service Award from the Halswell–Hornby–Riccarton Community Board on Wednesday for her outstanding support of UC’s Pukemanu-Dovedale Centre for Child and Family Psychology. Anne, who graduated from UC in 1981 with a Science degree, also volunteers at the Archer Retirement Village helping residents.

In addition to kindly donating to the Pukemanu-Dovedale Centre, Anne is in regular contact with staff on how further fundraising can make a difference and helps to seek additional gifts. She also spends time mentoring and providing encouragement to student interns working at the Centre.

Alumni and UC Foundation Director Jo Dowling says that Anne has had a positive impact on the Pukemanu-Dovedale Centre. 

“Without Anne’s active encouragement and generous financial support, UC’s Pukemanu-Dovedale Centre would not have been able to achieve such impressive outcomes. Since 2011 the Pukemanu-Dovedale Centre has helped 590 children and their families, and hosted 51 interns.”

The Pukemanu-Dovedale Centre for Child and Family Psychology is one of the five causes that the 2018 Annual Appeal is supporting. Find out more here.  

Below: Alumni and UC Foundation Director Jo Dowling with UC alumna and supporter Anne Wignall.  

Donors making a difference – UC Foundation Annual Report

Scholarships for students with low vision, breast cancer research and new equipment specifically designed for teaching UC students – these are just some of the opportunities made possible thanks to generous donations of alumni, friends of UC and supporters.

Read more about how donors make a huge difference for our students, researchers and the wider community in the latest UC Foundation Annual Report.

UC recipients in 2018 Queens Birthday Honours

Please join us in congratulating those staff, alumni and alumnae who exemplify our vision of tangata tu tangata ora, people prepared to make a difference, and have been appointed to The New Zealand Order of Merit in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit
Mr Nigel Hampton
For services to the Law
Alumnus: 1965 LLB

Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit
Mrs Gillian Gemming
For services to Hockey
Alumna: 1972 BA Geography

Mr Gordon Hosking
For services to conservation
Alumnus:1968 BSc Science

Mr Peter Lorimer
For services to the State
Alumnus: 1968 BA Economics
1969 LLB
1969 MA Economics

Mr Michael O’Brien
For services to social policy and education
Alumnus: 1974 BA Sociology

Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit 
Professor Elisabeth McDonald

For services to the law and education
Staff: UC School of Law

Mr Andrew Dellaca
For services to children and sports governance
Alumnus: 1977 Bcom

Miss Andrea Hewitt
For services to triathlon
Alumna:2004 Bcom/Athlete

Ms Gabrielle Huria
For services to Māori and governance
Alumna: 1986 BA Sociology

Ms Margaret Jefferies
For services to the community
Alumna: 1966 BA Geography
1968 MA Geography
1968 Teachers College Diploma

Ms Tracy Phillips
For services to the New Zealand Police and the community
Alumna: 1989 BA Psychology

Dr Katherine Saville-Smith
For services to seniors and housing
Alumna: 1978 BA History
1980 GradDipJ Journalism
1982 MA (Hons) Sociology

The Very Reverend Pamela Tankersley
For services to the Presbyterian Church and the community
Alumna: 1970 Teachers College Diploma

Mrs Julie Wylie
For services to musical play therapy
Alumna: 1980 CertLibStud Liberal Studies
1985 BA Music
1986 DipT Secondary
2003 MusB(Hons) Music

Queen’s Service Medal
Ms Alison Ross
For services to conservation
Alumna: 1975 MZ (Hons) Religious Studies

Ms Rosemarie Searle
For services to the community and sport
Alumna: 1989 DipT Primary (Education)