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ECU alumni recognised on Queen’s Birthday 2010 Honour List

Wednesday, 16 June 2010


Congratulations to ECU alumni Dr Sam Walsh, Dr Craig Schramm, Mr Douglas Coughran and Mr Nigel White who have been recognised on the Queen’s Birthday 2010 Honours List.

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List is an annual list which provides national and formal recognition for many Australians across the nation who have made a significant difference to their communities.

After being awarded the degree of Doctor of Commerce honoris causa at an ECU graduation ceremony in January this year, Dr Sam Walsh was also recognised with the Office of the Order of Australia (AO) for his service to the national mining industry and to the community of Western Australia through employment programs supporting Indigenous communities.

Graduating in 2007 with a Post Graduate Diploma of Health Science (Occupational Medicine, Health and Safety), Dr Craig Schramm was recognised with the Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) for his outstanding work with the Australian Army as the Commanding Officer for the 2nd Health Support Battalion, and Senior Health Officer, South Queensland.

Since graduating in 1991 with an Associate Diploma of Applied Science (Environmental Management), Mr Douglas Coughran has gone on to work for the Department of Environment and Conservation as a whale expert.

He received the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his service to environmental conservation as a practitioner and educator, particularly through the disentanglement of whales.

Nigel White graduated in 2006 with a Master of Business Administration and has had a long and distinguished career in the police force. He was recognised with the Australian Police Medal (APM) for his outstanding work in the WA Police Service, in particular his current work in the North West Metropolitan district, where he is the District Superintendent.

For more information and to view the full honours list, visit the Queen’s Birthday Honours List website.


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