Lincoln University can claim many success stories. Here are just three:
Dr Murray Horn
National Health Board
Former Managing Director, Institutional Banking, ANZ Banking Group, Australia
Former Secretary to the New Zealand Treasury
Former Managing Director, ANZ Banking Group, NZ Ltd., Auckland.
Bachelor of Agricultural Commerce, Lincoln University, 1979, Master of Commerce with 1st Class Honours in Agricultural Economics, Lincoln University, 1980.
PhD in Political Economy and Government, Harvard University, 1985-88.
Bledisloe Medal, Lincoln University, 2000.
"Lincoln is a great university. If you come to it with the right attitude you leave with a great education. Lincoln made me feel ‘well educated’. When I left Lincoln I went straight to Treasury and in the atmosphere there of rigorous debate I felt ‘well educated’. Later, when I was studying at Harvard University among some of the world’s top scholars, I still felt ‘well educated’."
The Rt. Hon. Don McKinnon
Former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth
Former Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand
Nobel Peace Prize nominee, 1998.
Valuation and Farm Management student, Lincoln University,
Doctor of Commerce Honoris Causa, Lincoln University, 1999.
"Lincoln is an eminently practical, down-to-earth university. All around the world I meet Lincoln graduates - from the international money markets of New York and London … I’ve met them in the jungles of Laos, the pampas of South America, the deserts of Turkey, and all over Africa. I commend the University on the breadth of its courses and can assure you that when you are working on very complex issues you draw on all your knowledge and abilities, and my time at Lincoln makes it contribution in this regard."
The late Sir Ronald Trotter
Business Leader. Former head of Wright Stephenson & Co Ltd., in its day the largest stock and station agency in the Southern Hemisphere; also former head of New Zealand’s then largest public company, Fletcher Challenge.
Valuation and Farm Management student, Lincoln, 1948.
"In addition to academic excellence and knowledge, other important matters were emphasised at Lincoln in my time. These are values that were not taught or even written down, but they were part of the way we did things. They included strength of character; the virtue of hard work; making time for fun; the practical application of knowledge; a spirit that you had to be self-reliant and take responsibility; an awareness that people were important and nothing happened without people doing something."