PSA educator honoured with award


Highly-respected adult educator and PSA National Training Manager Dorothy Lucardie has been honoured with an Order of Australia Medal as part of the Queen’s Birthday celebrations.

Lucardie, who is currently completing a PhD on ‘learning for fun’ at Federation University in Victoria, was awarded an OAM for her outstanding service to adult education in Australia.

Her passion and commitment to leadership in adult education has resulted in a range of significant achievements including being Adult Learning Australia president, Albury Wodonga Community College chief executive officer and an Australian Coalition for Educational Development member.

Lucardie – who is a researcher and administrator in adult education – was also inducted into the Hall of Fame for adult educators in 2014.

She has said that her interest in education started when she went back to evening school to complete her Higher School Certificate after having her first child.

PSA National President Joe Demarte applauded Ms Lucardie for her outstanding achievements and commitment to excellence.

“Being bestowed with an OAM is a fantastic reward for Ms Lucardie after many years of hard work and dedication to her passion of adult learning including in the pharmacy sector,” Demarte says.

“On behalf of PSA, I thank her for wonderful work over recent years in education and training to help improve education standards of pharmacists in Australia.”

PSA Life Member Philip Messenger also received an OAM for his service to the Benalla community.

“PSA congratulates Philip on his outstanding achievement,” Demarte says.

“We believe he is a pharmacist of high-standing that deserves the appropriate recognition within the Order of Australia.”

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