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Distinguished Alumni Awards

The University of Waikato celebrates and honours graduates who have made outstanding contributions to their professions or communities by presenting them with a Distinguished Alumni Award.

2020 Awardees

Kevin Bowler

CEO, My Food Bag

Bachelor of Management Studies 1986

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Liz Coutts ONZM

Professional Director

Bachelor of Management Studies 1981

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Judge Craig Coxhead

Māori Land Court Judge and Chief Justice of Niue

Bachelor of Social Sciences 1992
Bachelor of Laws (Hons) 1995
Master of Laws 2000

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Tania Te Rangingangana Simpson

Professional Director

Bachelor of Arts 1987

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We recently caught up previous Distinguished Alumni Award winners to find out what they’ve been up to since receiving their award.

Tom Higham

Professor Tom Higham

International Archaeologist

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Theresa Gattung

Theresa Gattung, CNZM

Former Telecom CEO
Co-founder My Food Bag

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If you wish to nominate an alumni for the award we encourage you to contact the alumni team to discuss further.