The University of Melbourne congratulates all individuals
who received Queen’s Birthday honours last week. This list includes individuals who continue to contribute to or have significantly supported Sport in the past.
- Justice Chris Maxwell President of the Court of Appeal and long-time University Blues football club committee member and Arts/Law alumnus recognised for his eminent services to law and the judiciary with a Companion (AC) of the Order of Australia. Full Blue for Weightlifting (1959, 60, 61 and 62)
- Dr Barry Allen (Science alumnus) was made an Officer (AO) in the Order of Australia for his distinguished services to biomedical physics and cancer treatment.
- Professor Philippa Pattison MU Sport supporter and contributor to the Sport Board was made an Officer (AO) in the Order of Australia for her distinguished service to higher education and to university leadership and administration.
- Malcolm Speed (Law alumnus) received an Officer (AO) in the Order of Australia for his services to sport, particularly to cricket.
- Dr Alan Isaacs (Medicine alumnus) Trustee of the Nona Lee Bequest (which contributed to Sports Precinct facility development and has awarded sports scholarships since 2002) was made a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for significant service to medical education.
- Margot Foster (Arts/Law alumna) Former Boat Club member, Blue (1979 and 1980), Olympian and Sports Association President was made a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for her services to sports administration and the support of women in sport.
- John Howie (Law alumnus) Water Polo Blue (1968, 1969 and 1970) was made a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for his significant service to the community of Victoria, particularly through leadership of film, arts and sporting organisations, and to the law.
- Helen Smith (Arts/Education alumna) Fencing Blue (1973 and 1975) was recognised for her significant service to fencing as an Olympic athlete, coach and mentor, and through a range of leadership and administrative roles with a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia.
- Dr Susan White (Arts/Education/Science alumna) Honorary Life Member of the Mountaineering Club was recognised with the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia for her services to science, particularly speleology, and to youth.
- Kevin Culliver Rugby Young Achieve Award committee member received the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia for his services to rugby union and school sports.