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ECU celebrates Path of Honour inductees

Monday, 04 April 2011


More than 100 family, friends and members of the ECU community gathered on Saturday, 2 April to celebrate the achievements of the 2011 Path of Honour inductees.

Established in 2002, the Path of Honour program aims to commemorate and celebrate the lives of those who have had a positive and lasting effect on the ECU community and the lives of their loved ones.

This year’s event saw 12 new tiles unveiled out the front of Building 1, with the 12th tile marking 156 tiles in total since the initiative started nine years ago.

The 2011 inductees include:

  • The late Jim Thomas, a compassionate member of the Human Resources team who was honoured by his friends and colleagues in Human Resources and the wider ECU community.
  • The late Sharon Robson, a respected and loved member of the Student Services Team, who was honoured by her ECU friends.
  • Dr Susan King, former executive staff member and driving force behind the Women@ECU initiative, who was honoured by the Women@ECU.
  • Janie Lingard, former President of the ECU Graylands Alumni Chapter, who was honoured for her leadership and dedication by husband Bill Lingard.
  • Doris Thobaven, who was also recognised for her commitment as the President of the ECU Graylands Alumni Chapter.
  • Debbie Froome, former President of the ECU Graylands Alumni Chapter, who was recognised for her outstanding service and tireless dedication to the chapter.
  • Chair of the ECU Indigenous Consultative Committee, Simon Forrest, who was recognised for his engagement with the community and leadership in Aboriginal teaching.
  • Academic Dr Vince Hooper, who was honoured by former student Matarr Njie.
  • Karen McDonald, former ECU Council Member, who was recognised for her outstanding commitment to the Council and its committees.
  • The late Dr Sherryl Pope, a leading pioneer in the field of postnatal depression research, who was honoured by her family.
  • Former Chief Executive Officer of the STEPS Professional Development Program and head of ECU’s School of Education, Professor Greg Robson, who was nominated for his lifelong contribution to education in Western Australia.
  • The late Ann Campbell and her husband Roy, who were honoured by their children for supporting and encouraging lifelong learning.

ECU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox, congratulated all the nominees on their achievements.

“The Path of Honour forms a valuable link between the community and our University and we were delighted to welcome family and friends to the Joondalup Campus to honour and commemorate those people who have had a lasting and positive impression on their lives.”

If you'd like to dedicate a tile and honour someone who has made a difference in your life, contact the ECU Alumni team on


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