Erica Jolly, CUniv, has the longest unbroken record of giving to Flinders University, and currently supports a bursary for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student studying Education or Special education.
Asked why she provides this support, and what difference she believes it makes, she is remarkably frank.
‘To be honest, I don’t know if it makes any difference,’ she says. ‘What I do know is that for an Indigenous person to become involved in education requires a great deal of courage, and I want to support them if they do.
‘It is my hope that it may work to allow them to improve our understanding of one another.’ Erica’s connection to Flinders began in 1969, and her list of accomplishments as an advocate of public education and equal opportunity is extensive.
Erica has recently informed us of her intention to leave a bequest to Flinders, in her own words “whenever - given my genes - 'I shuffle off this mortal coil’”.
We feel grateful and humbled that Erica knows the passion she has shown for the advancement of education will be treasured by Flinders.
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