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Alumni International Medal

The Lincoln University Alumni International Medal is awarded to a former student or a past or current staff member of Lincoln University, who in the opinion of the Council has made an outstanding contribution to his or her chosen field of expertise, and has brought credit to Lincoln University through achievements in a country other than New Zealand. 

2016 Recipient
Hon Jeremy Rockliff
Deputy Premier of Tasmania, Hon Jeremy Rockliff, is also Minister of Education and Training, Minister for Primary Industries and Water, and Minister of Racing for the State. He returned to his family farm at Sassafras in Northwest Tasmania, with a Diploma in Farm Management from Lincoln in 1990. Jeremy is known for his strong representation of the north-west coast and as this diverse industry base produces much of Tasmania’s wealth, he believes the region commensurately deserves its fair share of Government support and services.

2015 Recipient
Dr John Morris
John is a director of the Institute of Food and Grocery Management in Australia and in the course of a long career overseas in retailing and food marketing he has been an international adviser to the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the global organisation for food retailers and wholesalers, and conducted FMI operations and customer research in many countries. He was part of the Cornell University Food Executive Program in the United States of America for 28 years and also worked as a senior executive with Safeway Stores in California. In addition he has consulted for many leading retail, grocery and fresh food companies around the world.

A list of our previous medalists can be found on our Former Alumni International Medal Recipients page.

Award Nomination Criteria

The Nominee will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • They are a former student or past or current staff member of Lincoln University who has made an outstanding contribution in his or her chosen field and/or brought credit to Lincoln University
  • Their achievements in his/her career;
  • The economic, scientific, cultural or technological value of the nominee’s work;
  • The extent of the connection between the work of the nominee and the aims/interests of Lincoln University;
  • The extent to which the nominee’s achievements reflect on, or have the potential to reflect on, the University’s reputation; and
  • Whether the candidate’s distinctions were the result of work in a country other than New Zealand.

To make a nomination, please complete the nomination form below or alternatively, you can download a copy of the form and send the completed form to Adrian Carpinter (Director, Governance):

  • Email:, or
  • Mail: Vice-Chancellor's Office, PO Box 85084, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand
    (Please do not attach any other supporting materials as these will not be considered. Curriculum vitae's are also not necessary)

Medal Nomination Form