New Alumnae President

Dr Jakelin Troy smallThe Women’s College Alumnae Association has elected Prof Jakelin Troy as its new President.

Jaky attended College 1980-82, 85 and is currently Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research at the University of Sydney.

She is a Ngarigu woman whose country is the NSW Snowy Mountains.

Jaky has studied widely in Australia, Japan and Mexico particularly in the fields of linguistics, anthropology, visual arts, education, archaeology and languages learning. She has a BA (Hons) in anthropology from the University of Sydney, a PhD in linguistics from the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University and a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education from the University of Canberra.

Jaky is consulted widely on Indigenous issues and language, as well as writing opinion pieces. Her latest interview with the ABC can be heard:

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2016/07/08/4496935.htm

Prof Troy will be supported in her presidency by the new Alumnae Committee comprising:

Lucinda GARLING (2003-04) Vice President, Victoria Harper (MORGAN: 1981-84) Secretary, Magdalen MALONE (1983-85) Treasurer, and Committee Members: Meredith Bowman (WATTS: 1985-88), Eleanor Cowan (CHAMBERS: 1996-2001), Carolyn GAVEL (1984-88), Elizabeth MacDiarmid (STUART: 1985-87), Serena Porges (HOOK: 1983-84) and Edwina TIDMARSH (2007-09)

The College sincerely thanks outgoing President, Victoria Edwards (2000-02) and her Committee for their dedicated work and contributions over their term.

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