Monday, 11 July 2022
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CDU has recognised a group of donors who have contributed financially to the University, including Emeritus Professor David Carment AM (third from right) who set up the Maxwell Carment Scholarship.
CDU has recognised a group of donors who have contributed financially to the University, including Emeritus Professor David Carment AM (third from right) who set up the Maxwell Carment Scholarship.

Distinguished benefactors recognised at CDU

Donors who have made distinguished financial contributions to Charles Darwin University (CDU) have been recognised at a morning tea in June.

One of CDU’s former staff and significant supporters, Emeritus Professor David Carment AM, made the trip to Darwin from New South Wales to attend the Scholarship Celebration earlier this month.

Professor Carment taught history at CDU and formerly the Northern Territory University and Darwin Community College for 25 years before retiring in 2008.

Professor Carment, along with his siblings, established the Maxwell Carment Scholarship in honour of their father, Maxwell Carment.

Their scholarship provides financial support to students enrolled in their Honours year in Humanities or Social Sciences at a value of $5,000 over two semesters and it continues to be awarded annually.

CDU Donor Relations Manager, Sarah Marris, said the morning tea was an intimate opportunity to celebrate the significant contributions that Professor Carment has made over the years.

“Having Professor Carment back on campus this year has been very special for CDU. It really is an honour to engage with such significant donors like the Carment Family who have contributed so much to the University over the years,” Ms Marris said.

“It is so important for us to have the opportunity to thank our CDU supporters through engagement opportunities like this morning tea. It is one of the best ways we can demonstrate our deep appreciation for the lifechanging support provided by these generous individuals.”

Associate Professor Sabaratnam ‘Prath’ Prathapan, a CDU alumnus and engineering lecturer, established a 10-year, $50,000 scholarship in 2022.

Prath also won the 2021 CDU Alumnus Award for Community Service for his significant contribution in developing the Hindu society and its temple in Darwin.

Emeritus Professors Charles Webb and Ann Webb who are part of CDU’s Bequest Society supporting the area of Biological Sciences are some of CDU’s most valued supporters.

Elizabeth ‘Janie’ Mason AM, University Fellow and CDU’s Nursing Museum Curator, has also established the new ‘Morning Star Scholarship’ starting from 2023, which will support six First Nations students through non-trades VET courses over the next three years.

Emeritus Professor of Physics Jai Singh AM, who is also a long-time friend of Professor Carment, is acknowledged for generously donating the iconic Solar Clocktower at the Boab Court on CDU’s Casuarina Campus.

For more information about supporting CDU’s many worthy programs, please visit www.cdu.edu.au/alumni-giving/giving