Members of the RMIT community - including Chancellor Dr Ziggy Switkowski - have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
The honours recognise Australians for outstanding achievements, excellence or meritorious service.
Dr Switkowski was named an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to the community.
As one of Australia's most respected technology, innovation and business leaders, Dr Switkowski has significantly contributed to tertiary education administration, scientific organisations and the telecommunications sector, to business and to the arts.
His distinguished career has included serving as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Telstra, Chairman of Opera Australia, his current role as Chairman of NBN Co, and his extensive experience on company boards, as well as engagement with arts organisations and universities.
Alumnus James Farrell, who graduated with a Graduate Diploma in Applied Human Rights in 2010, received a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community, particularly through social welfare and legal access programs.
The award recognises his work as a community lawyer, focusing on preventing family violence, homelessness and supporting people with disabilities caught up in the criminal justice system.
"It's a huge honour to receive a Medal of the Order of Australia, and incredibly humbling," Mr Farrell said.
"Every day, I see committed, passionate and professional people working in community organisations to support marginalised and disadvantaged people.
"Every one of them should be recognised for their amazing work, so I'm really privileged to be singled out for this recognition."
Current student Trevlyn Green was also honoured with a Medal of the Order of Australia, in the Military Division, for meritorious performance of duty as an aircraft technician in the Rotary Wing Group on Operation SLIPPER.
Mr Green is studying a Diploma of Mechanical Aviation Maintenance.
Other members of the RMIT community who received honours:
Evelyn Field, who holds a Diploma of Counselling Education, received a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community, particularly through initiatives addressing anti-school and workplace bullying.
Warrant Officer Class One Michelle Wyatt, who studied a Certificate IV in Nursing, received a Medal of the Order of Australia for meritorious service as the Regimental Sergeant Major of the 3rd Health Support Battalion, Army School of Health, Army Logistics Training Centre, Directorate of Solider Career Management Army, and Career Management- Army.
Allan Bawden, who has an Associate Diploma of Business Studies (Local Government), received a Public Service Medial for outstanding public service to the Bass Coast and Gippsland regions and to the growth and development of the regions' tourism, agriculture and lifestyle living.
Group Captain Gregory Hoffman, an alumnus of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Mathematics and Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering, received a Conspicuous Service Cross for outstanding achievement as Officer Commanding the Training Aircraft Systems Program Office.
Wing Commander Nicholas Roberston, who has a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering, received a Conspicuous Service Medal for meritorious achievement as the Staff Officer Logistics and Engineering at Headquarters Number 81 Wing.
Brigadier Marcus Thompson, a Bachelor of Business alumnus, was made a Member in the Military Division of the Order of Australia, for exceptional service as the Commanding Officer 3rd combat Signals Regiment, a Defence representative while seconded to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Director General Special Operations Capability.
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