Alumni Awards

Introducing our 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards

You are Charles Sturt University’s greatest achievement, it’s time to celebrate you!

Our distinguished alumni awards are designed to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our alumni. This means you! They recognise the difference you are making personally and professionally as you journey through life and celebrate your success and the impact this has on others.

We are committed to recognising alumni who are living and breathing the Charles Sturt University ethos Yindyamarra Winhanganha, a Wiradjuri phrase that means the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in.

If you believe you’re making an impact and inspiring others through the work that you do, or know someone who is, be it as a professional or a volunteer, we want to know about it.

You can nominate yourself or someone you know.

Nominations closed on 2 June 2021.

One winner in each category will be announced on Charles Sturt University’s Foundation Day, 21 July 2021.

  • Process guidelines and policy

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    The Alumni Award nominations will be assessed by an internal University committee.  Award recipients who have been nominated by someone else will be contacted to ensure they are happy to formally accept the nomination prior to formal advice being sent out.

Award categories

Professional achievement

This award recognises alumni who are, in their professional role, making a significant and positive impact on their communities, their industry or the world.

Winners

Alison Michalk
Dr Kathryn Crowe

Highly commended

David Ohana
Judith MacCormick

Service to the community

This award recognises alumni who work inclusively with their community (as professionals or volunteers) and provide outstanding service to others.

Winner

Andrej Verity

Highly commended

Dr Lisa Griffiths
Toby Finlayson

Young Alumni

This award recognises young alumni (under the age of 35) who are having an impact and inspiring others through their professional achievements or service to community.

Winner

Dr Sarah Verdon

Highly commended

Lisa Jackson
Rebecca  Drummond

Association member

This award recognises alumni who are current members of an alumni association  (national or international), who are having an impact and inspiring others through their professional achievements or service to their community.

Winner

Simon Selvakumar

Highly commended

Helen Egan
Gail Metcalfe

Distinguished Alumnus Award categories

  • Professional Achievement

    This award recognises alumni who are professionally making a significant and positive impact on their communities, their industry or the world.

  • Professional Achievement – Research

    This award recognises outstanding leaders in their field of research who have made or are making a significant difference in both local and/or wider communities.

  • Service to the Community

    This award recognises alumni who work inclusively with their community (as professionals or volunteers) and provide outstanding service to others.

  • Young Alumni

    This award recognises extraordinary achievements of our new graduates across both the professional and service to community fields.  Nominees must be under the age of 35.

  • International Alumni

    This award recognises international leaders in their industry, profession or field of research who have made or are making a significant difference in both local and/or wider communities.

  • Indigenous Alumni

    This award recognises outstanding indigenous leaders in their industry, profession or field of research who have made or are making a significant difference in both local and/or wider communities.

Nominations

Nominate an outstanding alumni now!

Fill out our nomination form and email it to alumniawards@csu.edu.au before 5pm on Wednesday, 2 June 2021.

Alumni Award nominees will be shortlisted by an internal University committee. Final selection will be made by a judging panel of University senior leaders.

Guidelines for application and assessment process and privacy policy for the Charles Sturt University Alumni Awards are available.

Our past winners and highly commended

If you missed out on congratulating these these winners and highly commended you still can!

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