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US parent university honours Australian Notre Dame head

The University of Notre Dame Australia's long-serving Vice Chancellor, Dr Peter Tannock, has received an honorary degree from the University of Notre Dame United States.

Dr Tannock (pictured), who has been head of Western Australia's only private Catholic University since 1992, received the honorary degree at the Commencement Ceremony at NDUS in a ceremony at South Bend, Indiana, on Sunday.

He travelled to the US to receive the award which recognises his contribution to education in Australia. Dr Tannock joined nine other distinguished figures from business, law, education, social service and the church in receiving the honorary degree.

Notre Dame Australia's Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Dallimore, said the university community is very pleased that Dr Tannock's great work in the foundation years of the University has been recognised.

"This is a high honour from a prestigious Catholic university, and is very well deserved," Professor Dallimore said. "It's recognition of not only his contribution to Notre Dame, but also his outstanding work in education at both the state and national level."

Vice Chancellor honoured in the US (University of Notre Dame Australia)

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19 May 2004