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.
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Process guidelines and policychevron_right
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.
2021 Award Winners and Highly Commended announcement
Alumnus of the year - Mr. Robin Boniwell
Mr. Anthony Spiteri
Professional achievement - research
Alumnus of the year - Dr. Balwinder Singh
Ms. Caroline Variath
Service to the community
Alumnus of the year - Ms. Devika Fernando
Mr. Stephen Harris
Young Alumnus of the Year
Miss Tanya Hennessy
Miss Sophie Crebert
Mr/ H.E. Boros Samheng
Dr. Umair Rabbani
Mr. Peter Matsumoto
Mrs. Erica Smits
Distinguished Alumnus Award categories
Professional Achievement chevron_right
This award recognises alumni who are professionally making a significant and positive impact on their communities, their industry or the world.
Professional Achievement – Research chevron_right
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 chevron_right
This award recognises alumni who work inclusively with their community (as professionals or volunteers) and provide outstanding service to others.
Young Alumni chevron_right
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 chevron_right
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 chevron_right
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.
Nominate an outstanding alumni now!
Fill out our nomination form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Our past winners and highly commended
If you missed out on congratulating these these winners and highly commended you still can!