More than 700 University of Waikato students celebrated graduation this month.
Ceremonies were held on Tuesday 21 October at Te Kohinga Mārama Marae where 64 students received 67 qualifications, followed by two ceremonies at Claudelands Events Centre on Wednesday 22 October where 654 graduated (some in absentia) with 691 qualifications.
Endorsed by Jim Bolger
The achievements of graduands were endorsed by University of Waikato Chancellor Jim Bolger and Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Alister Jones who conferred the qualifications.
The ceremonies saw the capping of graduands from across the University's schools and faculties, including Honorary Doctorates awarded to Sir Dryden Spring and Warren Scotter.
First Doctor of Musical Arts
Beverley Pullen became the University’s first person to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts, and senior Court of Appeal Judge and President of the New Zealand Law Commission, Sir Grant Hammond received a Doctor of Law in recognition of his internationally recognised legal scholarships on the law of remedies and in the role of the judiciary and judicial boundaries.