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Pacific alumni and students celebrate Distinguished Alumnus
University of Waikato Pacific alumni, students and friends travelled far and wide to attend an event on campus to celebrate and honour one of their own – 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Le Mamea Taulapapa Sefulu Ioane QSO.

Distinguished Alumni recognised in University's anniversary year
Four alumni have received University of Waikato Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2014. They are adventurer Jamie Fitzgerald, economist Dr Arthur Grimes, Pacific education advocate Le Mamea Taulapapa Sefulu Ioane and Waikato-Tainui CEO Parekawhia McLean.

Alumnus a champion cheesemaker
Science graduate Miel Meyer is at the helm of one of New Zealand's fastest growing cheese manufacturers - Meyer Cheese, taking over the business as general manager in 2007, more than 35 years after his parents set it up in Holland.

Advantage gained with study at Waikato
For Marina Doretto, the lure of New Zealand was too hard to resist. That, combined with a desire to upskill in her profession saw Marina leave her native Brazil to begin post-graduate studies at the University of Waikato in 2009.

More law with Fulbright award
University of Waikato law graduate, Ashiq Hamid, heads to the United States at the end of the month to study for his Masters of Law (LLM) at New York’s Columbia University. He's been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Award worth US $25,000.

Hot time for Fulbright recipient
From a Waikato winter to the desert heat in Tucson is the journey Sharon Toi will be taking next month when she embarks on a year-long stint at the University of Arizona as the recipient of a Fulbright-Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga Graduate Award.

Waikato science grad making every drop count
Monitoring water allocation in the Waikato is an important job, especially after the hot, dry summers of recent years. University of Waikato Earth Sciences graduate Leah Adlam is a resource officer for Waikato Regional Council’s water allocation programme.

Alumni and Friends connect in Jakarta
Alumni and friends recently enjoyed an event at the Ambassador's Residence in Jakarta, hosted by His Excellency David Taylor, Ambassador to Indonesia, and Chancellor Rt Hon Jim Bolger and Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford.

Alumni reconnect after University's Community Open Day
Waikato alumni reconnected and reminisced with old friends at a well-attended event following on from the University of Waikato's Community Open Day.

Career connections for students, alumni and employers
The University of Waikato’s Career Development Services are working to enhance their services to meet the ever-changing needs of students and alumni. The team can assist with most career development needs - from CV and interview preparation to internships and graduate placements.

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