In 2011 Bruce Hall turned 50!
It is 50 years since Bruce Hall opened its doors as the first undergraduate residence at the Australian National University. We started the celebrations of this special year with a wonderful 50th Anniversary Commencement Dinner. As the Hall was named after the University’s first Chancellor, Stanley Melbourne Bruce, we were most honoured that the 50th Anniversary Commencement address was delivered by the ANU’s current Chancellor, Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AO QC.
The focal point of 50th Anniversary activities was the major alumni events on the weekend of 17-18 September 2011. A Gala Dinner was held on Saturday 17 September and a number of other events were held on the same weekend.
To see photos of the evening, please visit our 50th Anniversary Gallery
Download a copy of 50th Anniversary Alumni Weekend Programme
Bill Packard Scholarship Fund
A highlight of the 50th Anniversary Alumni Weekend was the launch of the Bill Packard Scholarship Fund. The Bill Packard Scholarship has been established to honour Bill’s memory and will provide financial support to enable capable students who may not otherwise be able to do so, to enjoy a rich, on campus experience at Bruce Hall.
Donations to the Bill Packard Scholarships at Bruce Hall can be made in five ways:
You can give online using your credit card on the University’s secure donation webpage.
Send a cheque payable to “The Australian National University” to Alumni Relations & Philanthropy, I Block, Building 3, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200.
Download, print and complete a donation form and fax it to +61 2 6125 5568.
By direct bank transfer
Call +61 2 6125 5691 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Visit the office at Alumni Relations and Philanthropy, I Block, Building 3, off McDonald Place, The Australian National University Canberra.
Your generous donation will be formally acknowledged by the ANU Endowment for Excellence. Thank you for your support.