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  • DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI 2014: From left, Parekawhia McLean, Dr Arthur Grimes, Jamie Fitzgerald, Chancellor Jim Bolger, Le Mamea Taulapapa Sefulu Ioane and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Alister Jones.

  • ULTRA-MARATHONER: Alumnus and former Hillary Scholar Chris Dunn tackled the Tenzing Hillary Ultra Marathon in Nepal.

  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Alumna and Fulbright Scholar Lora Vaioleti is researching the perceptions of climate change in Pacific regions.

  • OUR MAN IN AFGHANISTAN: Alumnus John Mataira is currently New Zealand's Ambassador to Afghanistan.

  • FIRST GRADUATE: Peter Allen (front right) became the University of Waikato's very first graduate in 1967.

  • YOUNG ALUMNI: Suzi Luff, Nicola Foran, Pat Wilson and Joelene Ranby at a University of Waikato Young Alumni event.

  • ADVENTURERS: Twins Josh and Zac Lyon are on a mission to cross the world's four major ice caps - Greenland, Patagonia and the North and South Poles.

  • CATCHING UP IN JAKARTA: Alumni and friends catch up at a University of Waikato event in Jakarta.

  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: Simon Nicholson is a career academic, based in Washington DC at American University in the School of International Service.

When you graduate from the University of Waikato, you automatically join a special worldwide group of people: Waikato Alumni. 

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American honour for Distinguished Alumnus
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Alumna on the road to curing cancer
After completing a Master of Science in biological sciences (with first class honours) at the University of Waikato, Alice Chibnall made the move south from Hamilton to Wellington to start her new job - at the prestigious Gillies McIndoe Research Institute.

Scholarships lead to Columbia University
It's been a great year for University of Waikato alumna Eloise Gibson who has landed two significant scholarships that will take her to the US to study journalism.

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