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Indigenous educator to become Senior Fellow

Environmental educator Beverly Hand will receive an Honorary Senior Fellowship at The University of the Sunshine Coast’s (USC) graduation ceremony this week. Hand, a Kabi Kabi woman has worked in conservation and land management on the Sunshine Coast for the past 22 years. She has had an advisory role with USC since its inception. Her mother, Penny Bond, became an Honorary Senior Fellow in 2000 for her work as an adviser on Indigenous issues to USC’s founding vice-chancellor Paul Thomas during the establishment of the University in the mid-1990s. Mooloolaba 77-year-old, Jill Chamberlain, ( pictured above left) who is Sunshine Coast and Hinterland president of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, will also become an Honorary Senior Fellow of USC. Chamberlain was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) last year for her service to wildlife preservation, conservation and the community.

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