Service to the Community

Charles Sturt University Distinguished Alumnus of the Year – Service to the Community

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


Name: Dr Mihajlo Glamcevski
Career: Victorian State Manager, onPsych
Studies: 2017, Master of Education (Educational Psychology)

Dr Mihajlo Glamcevski {PhD(Psy), M.Ed(Ed.Psy), M.Soc.Work(Qual), M.BA} has a career providing services to the education and mental health sector for over 25 years.  In that time has worked across three continents and achieved post graduate qualifications in mental health, medicine, and education. He has over the course of his career qualified as a social worker, psychologist and paramedic. He has invested most of his working life to be an interdisciplinary mental health and education development worker/clinician.

Mihajlo’s passion for helping others knows no bounds, and his career to date is a clear reflection of that. From providing Bush Fire Case Management counselling after Victoria’s ‘Black Saturday’ to Covid-19 pandemic support on a domestic front; to using his post-graduate qualifications in mental health, medicine and education to provide mental health support to schools in Malaysia, Turkey, Cambodia, Nauru and East Timor.

Mihajlo’s contribution to education, mental health and first aid in Cambodia began almost three decades ago. With expertise in several fields, publishing annually and a heightened sense of community, Dr. Glamcevski continues to render distinguished services to King Norodom Sihamoni and the people of Cambodia, for which, in July 2020, he received a knighthood, The Royal Order of Sahametrei (Grand Cross) a chivalric order. Dr. Glamcevski is also an Officer in the Australian Army Reserves where he is Military Police Office with the Royal Australian Corps of Military Police.

Mile Glamcevski

Highly Commended

Name: Mr. Kieran Bridger
Career: Founder, Speak Life Australia
Studies: 2014, Bachelor of Social Science (Social Welfare)

Since he was young, Kieran always felt called to help people. He began studying a welfare degree straight out of school while working as the Lead Facilitator for a dynamic not-for-profit organisation named Rising Generations. Since his graduation from Charles Sturt University, Kieran has trained over 80,000 young Australians in the areas of leadership, communication, and resilience. He has worked in over 500 schools and organisations across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Europe, helping people to discover their calling and live out their potential. Kieran has spoken on leadership and wellbeing at the National Leadership Camp, the National Student Leadership Forum, the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Student Leadership Conference, and more.

Kieran currently runs a social organisation called Speak Life, that partners with schools across Australia building better wellbeing and resilience programs, as well as running workshops for students, teachers, and parents. His first published book on bullying is due for release in mid-2022.

Kieran Bridger

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

Other criteria

  1. Alumni (local or international) who demonstrate the positive impact they have had on their community and/or the University through their work in the profit, non-profit or public sector.  Evidence may include, but is not limited to, positive contributions through corporate social responsibility, volunteerism and/or community development.
  2. Alumni who demonstrate through their work, professional or community, alignment with one or all of the University’s values of insightful, inclusive, impactful and inspiring.

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