NOTABLE ALUMNI

Lincoln has been home to many university students
who have gone on to become great achievers, making positive impact around the world.

A few of these achievers are listed here.
We will continue to build this page; the list of achievers is a long one.

Datuk Dr Samuel C E Abraham
Datuk Dr Samuel C E Abraham Icon, Idealist & Pediatrician
(Alumnus 1954-58; Vale 2007)
Dr Cheong Choong Kong
Dr Cheong Choong Kong An Academic, Business Leader, and Community Leader
Alumnus 1962-63
Robert Hannaford
Robert Hannaford Self taught artist notable for his drawings and sculptures
Alumnus 1962-64
Prof Geoff Harcourt AC
Geoff Harcourt AO Eminent Economist, Lecturer, Author and Global Thinker
Council Member 1970-1980
Tim Harcourt
Tim Harcourt Economist, Academician and Advisor to Australian Government
Alumnus 1983-86
Dr Basil Hetzel
Dr Basil Hetzel Medical researcher who made a major contribution to combating iodine deficiency
Alumnus 1956-57; Vale 2007
Ms Lim Soo Hoon
Ms Lim Soo Hoon Public service, leadership, career development
Alumna 1977-80
John Menadue
John Menadue AO Public servant, diplomat, critical thinker, board director, advisor and public commentator
Alumnus1953-56

Reconnect Life

As part of the Lincoln College family, alumni can access a range of opportunities and benefits including lifelong learning, professional support and being part of a community to share and celebrate their achievements.

Reunite with your fellow graduates through the Lincoln College Alumni Association.

MORE NOTABLE ALUMNI

Kingsley Newman AM
Kingsley Newman AM Youngest ever special magistrate at 31
Alumnus 1957-58
Peter Ong
Peter Ong Served the Singaporean community in the area of Public service, leadership and finance
Alumnus 1982-83
Hon. Christopher Sumner AM
Christopher Sumner AM Well known for the contribution to the legal and political communities of South Australia
Alumnus 1960-65
Dr Richard Hin Yung
Dr Richard Hin Yung Medical education and service to his country
Alumnus 1955-60; Vale 2007

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Alumni Events

Our alumni have a history of shared experiences and memories, understood by those who studied before them, those who studied with them and those who will soon join the alumni community.

No matter where you are located or when you attended the College, you are part of the ever-growing alumni family.

Datuk Dr Samuel C E Abraham

Icon, Idealist & Paediatrician

Alumnus 1954-58; Vale 2007

Graduating from Medicine at the University of Adelaide in the late 50s Sam returned to Malaysia to become a most respected practitioner of Paediatrics both overseas and in Australia.  Making the decision to work in the public sector rather than in private health practices Dr. Abraham chose to positively impact the poorly resourced area of paediatrics in his home country of Malaysia. Going on to set up and champion such places as the Johor Baru Spastic Centre and the Sentul Project, Sam’s hard work and commitment did not go unnoticed, receiving awards in Malaysia, India, Australia, and beyond.

 

In April 2009 Lincoln College renamed its newly refurbished Annexe building 'Abraham House'.

 

Know that, you're an alumnus for life and are always welcome at Lincoln.

Dr Cheong Choong Kong

An Academic, Business Leader, and Community Leader

 

Alumnus 1962-63

Dr Cheong has carved out an extraordinary career as an academic, a business leader, and a community leader. He came to Australia from Malaysia to pursue university education as a Colombo Plan Scholar, and after completing his PhD, returned to Malaysia as a lecturer at the University of Malaya, where he was later an Associate Professor.

 

Dr Cheong has served the Singaporean and South East Asian community in the areas of governance, leadership and finance. Notable achievements also includes: Distinguished Alumni, University of Adelaide; Past Managing Director, Singapore Airlines; Chairman, Singapore Broadcasting Corporation; current Chairman, OCBC Bank, Singapore. Read more about his diversified careers.

 

Know that, you're an alumnus for life and are always welcome at Lincoln.

Robert Hannaford

Self-taught artist notable for his portraits and sculptures

 

Alumnus 1962-64

Robert is a self-taught artist renowned for his portraits. He has succeeded in being a finalist in the Archibald Prize every year since first entering it in 1991.

 

He worked as a political cartoonist for the Adelaide Advertiser from 1964 -1967 and has been a full-time artist since 1970. Hannaford has painted many contemporary portrait commissions during the last 40 years including paintings of Dame Joan Sutherland, Sir Donald Bradman, and Paul Keating, he is also well known for his landscapes, still lifes, nudes, and sculptures. In 2008 he opened the Riverton Light Gallery and sculpture studio in Riverton. Lincoln is very lucky to have the portraits of two of our past Masters painted by Robert, that of Rev Frank Hambly and of Dr. John Whitehead, hanging in our dining hall for years.

 

Know that, you're an alumnus for life and are always welcome at Lincoln.

Geoff Harcourt AO

Eminent Economist, Lecturer, Author and Global Thinker

 

Council Member 1970-1980

After studying economics at the University of Melbourne, he moved to the University of Cambridge, where he received his doctorate. In 1958 he moved to the University of Adelaide as a lecturer and was appointed to a chair in Economics at Adelaide in 1967. He was a University Lecturer at Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity Hall 1964–66. He was a University Lecturer (1982–90) and Reader (1990–98) in the Faculty of Economics at Cambridge and a Fellow and College Lecturer in Economics, Jesus College, Cambridge, 1982–98, and was President of Jesus College Cambridge, 1988–89 and 1990–92. In 2018 Professor Harcourt was made a Companion (AC) of the Order of Australia “for his eminent service to higher education as an academic economist and author, particularly in the fields of Post-Keynesian economics, capital theory and economic thought”.

 

Know that, you're an alumnus for life and are always welcome at Lincoln.

Lim Soo Hoon

The first female Permanent Secretary in the Public Service Division of the office of the Prime Minister of Singapore

 

Alumna 1977-80

Singapore’s first female Permanent Secretary, Lim Soo Hoon has held many high-profile positions in her public service career spanning more than 30 years.

The Colombo Plan scholar graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Economics in 1980. The following year she joined the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and then moved to various other ministries including Transport and Manpower. In 1999, she made history when she was appointed Permanent Secretary at the then Ministry of Community Development (MCD).

Soo Hoon has been involved in the development and implementation of many key policies and projects. She was involved, for instance, in the launch of Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit System and the introduction of the Singapore Sports School.

Soo Hoon was Her World magazine’s “Woman of the Year” in 2006.

 

Know that, you're an alumnus for life and are always welcome at Lincoln.

John Menadue AO

Australian businessman and public commentator, and formerly a senior public servant and diplomat.

 

Alumnus 1953-56

Menadue was head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet from 1974 to 1976, working under prime ministers Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser. He was closely involved in the events of 11 November 1975, when Whitlam was dismissed by the Governor-General. He was Australian Ambassador to Japan from 1976 to 1980. Menadue returned to Australia in 1980 to take up the position of Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs. In March 1983, he became Secretary of the Department of the Special Minister of State. He was appointed Secretary of the Department of Trade in December 1983.

 

Menadue was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1985 for public service. In 2003 he was awarded the Centenary Medal 'for service to Australian society through public service leadership'. In 1997, he received the Japanese Imperial Award, The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure (Kun-itto Zuihō-shō), the highest honour awarded to foreigners who are not head of state or head of government.

 

Know that, you're an alumnus for life and are always welcome at Lincoln.

Kingsley Newman AM

Youngest ever special magistrate

 

Alumnus 1957-58

was appointed the youngest ever special magistrate at 31. Six years later an appointment as a Senior Special Magistrate followed and was not long after appointed as District Court Judge.  Throughout his long career Kingsley contributed to numerous boards and committees, as member and Chair, in the professional and not for profit sectors.

 

Know that, you're an alumnus for life and are always welcome at Lincoln.

Mr. Peter Ong

Public Service Specialist

 

Alumnus 1982-83

Mr Peter Ong has served the Singaporean community in the area of public service, leadership and finance.  Notable achievements:  Second Permanent Secretary for Defence in 2001; became the Permanent Secretary in the Transport Ministry before becoming the Permanent Secretary of Trade and Industry in 2005; also appointed Second Permanent Secretary Finance; in 2009 became the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Finance in Singapore; currently Chairman of the Maritime and Port Authority and a Director of TIF Ventures Pte.

 

Know that, you're an alumnus for life and are always welcome at Lincoln.

Christopher Sumner AM

Contribution to the legal and political communities

of South Australia

 

Alumnus 1960-65

Chris’ contribution to the legal and political communities of South Australia, and his establishment and support of philanthropic endeavours of the College, underscore the community minded way of life reinforced at Lincoln.  Among his achievements: Attorney-General for South Australia from 1982 to 1993; member of the Legislative Council of South Australia from 1975 to 1994.

 

Know that, you're an alumnus for life and are always welcome at Lincoln.

Dr Richard Hin Yung

Served the Singaporean community in the area of

medical education and service to his country

 

Alumnus 1955-60; Vale 2007

Dr Richard Hin Yung is well known for services to the Singaporean community in the area of medical education and service to his country.  Notable achievements:  won the coveted Command Appointment Plaque and the Meritorious Service Award from the Singapore Armed Forces; published author; Distinguished Alumni University of Adelaide.

 

Know that, you're an alumnus for life and are always welcome at Lincoln.