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Alumni Successes

2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards Nominations


Howick College is now seeking nominations for this year's Howick College Distinguished Alumni Awards.

If you know of any outstanding Howick College Alumni who have achieved great success and you would like to put their name(s) forward for any of the following three award categories, please click on the link below to nominate them for a specific award category.


The following are our three award categories:  

The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

For significant accomplishments and outstanding contributions to their profession.

  • Exceptional achievement in their chosen field of profession.

  • Significant contribution through his/her efforts in their profession to any or several aspects of the social, arts & cultural, sporting, environmental, and economic wellbeing of the community.

  • Demonstrates Howick College's 4C values (courtesy, commitment, curiosity, courage).

The Distinguished Alumni Service Award


 For specific and commendable service to the communities.

  • Outstanding contributions to the community at large including assistance to disadvantaged groups or individuals to address inequalities, social, humanitarian, or environmental issues.

  • Exhibits integrity and a demonstrated commitment to service to better the lives of others and to make a positive change in society.

  • Demonstrates Howick College's 4C values (courtesy, commitment, curiosity, courage).


The Rising Star Young Alumni Award


For an alumna/alumnus aged 35 or younger as a 'Rising Star' who has achieved extraordinary things since graduating from Howick College and is on their way to reaching even greater success in life.

  • Aged 35 or younger at the time of the Award, for demonstrating outstanding commitment, leadership, and for making positive impact to inspire young people through professional life or voluntary service.

  • Demonstrates Howick College's 4C values (courtesy, commitment, curiosity, courage).

Please click on the following link to nominate:       


Nominations will close on Friday 24 March, 2023.


Alumni Success Stories


Since Howick College opened in 1974, almost 20,000 students have passed through our front gates, many of whom have gone on to achieve great success in all walks of life. We are incredibly proud to have been part of their journey.

These are just a few of their inspiring stories...

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Mr Simon "Tex" Edwards

(1976 - 1980)

Founder - 2degrees Mobile Phone Company
Director - Hawaiki Cable Ltd

Director - KLR Properties Ltd

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Dr Angela Lim

(2004 - 2007)

CEO & Co-Founder -Clearhead

Member of the Auckland Regional Skills Leadership Group (MBIE)

Trustee - Middlemore Foundation

Fellow - Edmund Hillary Fellowship

Guest Lecturer -  University of Otago

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Dr Helen Murray

(2004 - 2008)

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow -

Brain Research New Zealand Health Education Trust

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow -University of Auckland

Non-Clinical Collaborator -

 National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, USA

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