Warrnambool College continues its tradition of recognising past students who have excelled in their chosen field through the presenting of the Sir John Eccles Tall Poppies Awards.
This award is named in honour of the highly lauded Sir John Eccles AC, Nobel Laureate and Rhodes Scholar. Sir John was a pupil at Warrnambool High School during the years 1915-1918. His distinguished academic life and his contribution to the world community in the field of neuroscience are recognised in the striking of this award. It will be presented to past students of Warrnambool College.
January 27, 2003 marked the centenary of the birth of Sir John who graduated from the University of Melbourne Medical School in 1925 where he headed the final year class list after winning many exhibitions, honours and prizes. His research and publications over a period of seventy years continue to have significant influences on brain research.
Sir John Eccles was recognised internationally by numerous honorary degrees, Fellowships, Lectureships, prizes, awards and memberships of learned academies and professional bodies. A distinguished career which has been recognised by Warrnambool College in the naming of the Sir John Eccles Science Block and through these awards.
Previous Tall Poppies Recipients
|Dr Michael Burnett||Leigh Cronin|
|Dr Selby King||Dr Julianne Lynch|
|Dr Alicia Oshlack||Dr Maria Rmine (dec.)|
|Dr Tiffany Walsh||Dr Anna Curracun|
|Megan Reeve||Dr Catherine Satzke|
|Rebecca O’Brien Skilbeck||Benjamin Skilbeck|
|Dr Kate Graham||Dr Amy Gray|
|Clare Lindop||Dr Kerrie Seville|
|Dr Greg Hill||Warren Day|
|David Baker||Dr Jennifer Emeny (nee Adams)|
|Dr Rebecca Lyons||Lt Col Graeme Hutton|
Senior Tall Poppies Recipients
|Mildred Buchanan (Rev Lehmann)||David Caple|
|Dorothy Foster (Mrs Leopold)||William Grauer|
|Kenneth Hartley||John Legge|
|John Lindsay||Mary Mitchell (Dr Graham)|
|Allan Scarfe||Glenys Walter (Mrs Philpot)|