The 28th November 2011 marked the 60th anniversary of Edith Cowan University’s first Aboriginal graduate, who was also the first qualified Aboriginal teacher in Western Australia.
A special sundowner event celebrated this occasion, including the unveiling of the foundation tribute to recognise ECU’s then 501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alumni between the years of 1951-2010. This anniversary event has become the flagship annual celebration to attract Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alumni back to ECU to re-connect and network. Where possible, this event has been held on or as close to the anniversary date.
Adding names to the tribute
A special feature of this event happens every two years where the latest cohort of graduate names get added to the tribute. 2015 saw an additional 42 graduates from 2013-2014 cohort added to the tribute - bringing the current total to 576 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates. The 2015-2016 cohort will be added at the 2017 event.
Save the date for 2017
We are already looking forward to this year's event, which is being held on Friday, 1 December. Make sure you save the date and look out for your invitation to Rock Solid Foundations Alumni Sundowner.
For more information on this event or to make sure your are on the invitation list, please contact us via email