FORMER member for New England Tony Windsor will be presented with an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of New England this weekend, as part of its annual Autumn Graduation celebrations.
Saturday’s ceremony will also be the final official duties for UNE’s outgoing vice-chancellor Professor Jim Barber.
Almost 1000 graduands will receive their testamurs from UNE in four ceremonies over two weeks, the culmination of many years of work and dedication to their studies.
Mr Windsor, who graduated with a bachelor of economics from UNE, will deliver the occasional address tomorrow for the presentation to 200 School of Law and Business School graduates.
He will receive his honorary degree from UNE chancellor John Watkins as part of the proceedings.
Dr Xanthe Mallett, a senior lecturer in forensic criminology, yesterday delivered the occasional address to more than 250 graduates from UNE’s Schools of Arts, Humanities, Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences.
Dr Mallett has also presented several television programs, including History Cold Case, Jack the Ripper, National Treasures, Wanted and most recently, Coast Australia. Senior lecturer in theatre studies, Sue Fell, will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters during Friday’s ceremony.