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.

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  • 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.

2021 Award Winners and Highly Commended announcement

Professional achievement

Professional achievement

WINNER
Alumnus of the year - Mr. Robin Boniwell

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Mr. Anthony Spiteri

Professional achievement - research

Professional achievement - research

WINNER
Alumnus of the year - Dr. Balwinder Singh

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Ms. Caroline Variath

Service to the community

Service to the community

WINNER
Alumnus of the year - Ms. Devika Fernando

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Mr. Stephen Harris

Young Alumnus of the Year

Young Alumnus of the Year

WINNER
Miss Tanya Hennessy

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Miss Sophie Crebert

International Alumni

International Alumni

WINNER
Mr/ H.E. Boros Samheng

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Dr. Umair Rabbani

Indigenous Alumni

Indigenous Alumni

WINNER
Mr. Peter Matsumoto

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Mrs. Erica Smits

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!

Alumni with impact

Find out more about our alumni who are doing great things all around the world.

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Thrive magazine

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