University of Waikato Alumni & Friends
All graduates from the University of Waikato, people who have completed a paper or recognised course, former staff members and active participants in University life are recognised as members of our Alumni & Friends community. It is an inclusive, dynamic group, supporting one another and the aspirations of their University.
There are no fees for joining and we will proactively keep you up to date with University happenings, invite you to a range of events and celebrate your success.
As Waikato Alumni you can receive:
- Alumni & Friends E-Newsletters
- Off Campus - the year in review alumni magazine
- Careers and employment advice
- Access to library services
Aviva CEO a distinguished alumnus
In an eventful career, Mark Wilson has rescued a number of underperforming global companies, consolidating his reputation as a skilled turnaround specialist. For his outstanding and sustained success in international business, Mark Wilson is a worthy recipient of a University of Waikato Distinguished Alumni Award.
Alumnus Professor So’o recognised at the Distinguished Alumni Awards
Professor Fui Le'apai Tu'ua 'Īlaoa Asofou So’o is Vice-Chancellor and President of the National University of Samoa. For his outstanding contribution towards the advancement of education in Samoa, Professor Asofou Fui Le'apai Tu'ua 'Īlaoa So’o is a worthy recipient of a Distinguished Alumni Award.
Distinguished Alumna Awardee Deborah Challinor
Dr Deborah Challinor is an historian and writer, perhaps best known for her historical fiction. For her success as an author and her contributions to telling the stories of New Zealanders affected by war, Deborah Challinor is a worthy recipient of a University of Waikato Distinguished Alumni Award.
Cyber Security Skills Taskforce established
University of Waikato Cybersecurity Programme Head Dr Ryan Ko is one of eight people selected by the government to be part of a Cyber Security Skills Taskforce to address the shortage of cyber professionals in New Zealand.