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  • DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI 2015: From left, Chancellor Rt Hon Jim Bolger, awardees Rob Waddell, Hinewehi Mohi and Peter Churchouse, Vice-Chancellor Professor Neil Quigley and Senior 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.

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