Honorary Lincoln graduates

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Celebrity cook and best-selling food-writer Annabel Langbein will receive an honorary doctorate as Lincoln recognises three outstanding alumni at this year’s graduation ceremony in April.

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Joining her on the dais will be influential businessman and farmer Forbes Elworthy receiving the Bledisloe Medal, while Brian Hedley is the 2017 Alumni International Medal winner for his work in agriculture, poverty alleviation and challenging social injustice.

Lincoln University Vice-Chancellor Professor Robin Pollard says the awards reflect the diverse field which Lincoln graduates influence and succeed in, and the outstanding contributions the award recipients have made to society and the world at large.

Ms Langbein will add an Honorary Doctorate in Commerce to the Diploma of Horticulture with Distinction she was awarded by Lincoln University in 1981.

Mr Elworthy studied agricultural economics at Lincoln University where he was student president in 1984.

After working in overseas financial markets he founded Craigmore Sustainables, now one of New Zealand’s leading farming businesses with investments in dairy, horticulture, red meat and also in the carbon forestry sector.

Mr Hedley completed a Diploma in Valuation and Farm Management at Lincoln in 1960. He has served on the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Aid Advisory Committee and as a member of the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural Science and New Zealand Society of Farm Management.