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Highest honours awarded to La Trobe Distinguished Alumni

Summer Foundation CEO Dr Di Winkler is presented with her Latrobe Alumni award by John Brumby

Source: latrobe.edu.au

La Trobe University has announced its 2024 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, which includes the Summer Foundation’s CEO and founder Dr Di Winkler AM, who was recognised for her work in reframing how we consider housing for people with a disability.

Di established the Summer Foundation in 2006 after becoming frustrated by the lack of appropriate housing and support for young people with disability. She completed her PhD in 2012 on the topic of Younger People Living in Nursing Homes.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards are one of the highest honours bestowed by La Trobe University and are selected annually from a community of more than 260,000 graduates.

The 7 recipients were awarded in a ceremony hosted by the Chancellor, the Hon. John Brumby AO, and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Theo Farrell.

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