Alumni Award recipients 2013 (Issue 6, 2013)

MedalLa Trobe University is pleased to announce this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. 

This year science features predominantly amongst the line-up, with five of the seven award recipients from a science background – La Trobe’s Professor Marilyn Anderson, internationally-renowned plant biologist, Professor Antony Bacic, Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens Chief Executive, Professor Tim Entwisle, pre-eminent biological chemist Professor David Craik and leading botanist and conservationist Dr Michael Looker. Other recipients include Paralympian Tim Matthews OAM and international arts festival organiser Miriam Fathalla. 

The award recipients will be honoured at the La Trobe University Dinner on October 3.  Last year’s recipients Elizabeth Proust and Bill Kelty who were unable to attend last year’s event, will also be acknowledged at the University Dinner.


Professor Marilyn Anderson FAA, FTSE
PhD BioChemistry 1976


Professor Antony (Tony) Bacic FAA
PhD BioChemistry 1980


Professor David Craik FRACI, CChem, FRSC, FAA PhD
Chemistry 1981

BSc Hons Chemistry Organic 1976

Professor Tim Entwisle
PhD Botany 1986

Dr Michael Looker BSc, Dip Hort Kew (Hons), PhD
BSc Botany 1975
PhD  Botany 2002

Tim Matthews OAM

BA Outdoor Education Bendigo 1996

Miriam Fathalla (Young Achiever)

GC ComPlan Dev Bendigo 2012