AECOM awards engineering scholarship in memory of inspirational Hunter leader
Infrastructure firm AECOM has awarded a $15,000 scholarship to University of Newcastle student Rachel Dalla in memory of Graham Taylor, an inspirational Hunter leader and mentor who passed away suddenly in 2016.
Rachel, who is in her second year of a Chemical Engineering degree, will receive a payment of $5,000 each year for three years, as well as a paid work placement at AECOM's Newcastle office from July 2017.
The scholarship was established in memory of Graham who, over a 40 year career, made a significant contribution to the health of communities and protection of the environment through his focus on environmental and pollution controls. He was an exceptional role model and respected mentor at AECOM and legacy businesses HLA Envirosciences and ENSR. Graham was also a passionate Novocastrian. He graduated from the University of Newcastle with an Honours Class II degree in Chemical Engineering in 1974.