This week we mourn the passing of Dr Earl Dudley, AFAA's Public Officer since 2012. Earl passed away on 1st September following a long illness.
Earl was awarded a 1970 Travel Scholarship to undertake doctoral studies in mathematics at the University of Washington in Seattle. Following this, Earl pursued a career in academia and the Australian Public Service.
Earl had a long history of making important contributions to AFAA, the most recent of which were treasurer and public officer. Earl had detailed knowledge of procedural matters for volunteer Associations, which he shared as a patient mentor to less experienced committee members.
For many years, Earl and his partner, fellow Fulbright alum Susanita Dudley, contributed actively to alumni enrichment and offering support to both incoming US scholars and returning Australian alumni. Their home base in Canberra ensured that Earl and Susanita were able to link AFAA closely to the team at Fulbright Australia.
We will be forever grateful for Earl's outstanding service to AFAA and the Fulbright community. We pass our sincere condolences to Susanita.