Alumni

Alumni Awards

We take great pride in the achievements and successes of our alumni, who reflect Victoria University's values and help create our legacy.

The Alumni Awards program raises awareness of our global community of over 230,000 alumni. The Awards honour the outstanding contributions our alumni make to VU, our local region, Australia and abroad.

Since their inauguration in 2011, nominees for the Awards have included people from a diverse range of professions, industries and educational backgrounds. All our alumni have made themselves and VU proud of their endeavours and achievements.

Alumni Awards 2017

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Nominations are now closed for 2017.

Finalists will be announced in mid-August. Follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date.

Distinguished Alumni Award

This pre-eminent award recognises an alumna/us who has clearly demonstrated a record of extraordinary achievement. They have been recognised for service in their professional, vocational, community, creative, sporting, or cultural endeavours. This person embodies a spirit of distinction that brings pride to the University.

Selection Criteria

An eligible nominee in this category:

  • is recognised as a leader in one or more of the following areas:
    • profession
    • creative or sporting endeavours
    • community related or volunteer work
  • has received formal recognition for their endeavours and contributions
  • has demonstrated the values of integrity, respect and excellence in their activities and conduct.

Outstanding Leadership Alumni Award

This award recognises an alumna/us (aged 36 or older as at 30 June 2017) who has consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership and behaviours, which are visionary and inspire others. The recipient will have already achieved significant respect within their field and shows great promise of future significant contribution.

Selection Criteria

An eligible nominee in this category has:

  • demonstrated outstanding leadership and behaviours which create vision and inspire others
  • attained significant achievement, respect and recognition within their profession and/or the community and exhibits promise of further significant contributions
  • demonstrated the values of integrity, respect and excellence in their activities and conduct.

Outstanding Service Alumni Award

This Award recognises the successes of an alumna/us or a member of staff of VU or a VU partner organisation who has gone above and beyond in service to VU, VU's alumni community or the broader community.

Selection Criteria

An eligible nominee in this category has:

  • made an exemplary contribution to one or more of:
    • VU
    • VU's alumni community
    • broader community
  • demonstrated the values of integrity, respect and excellence in their activities and conduct.

Young Achiever Alumni Award

This award is presented to a young alumna/us (aged 35 or younger as at 30 June 2017) who has demonstrated significant early career and/or community service achievements. These achievements will reflect positively on their student experience and bring pride to VU.

Selection Criteria

An eligible nominee in this category has:

  • demonstrated significant early career and/or community service achievements
  • displayed innovative practices in their field of endeavour and/or their community work
  • demonstrated the values of integrity, respect and excellence in their activities and conduct.

Outstanding Student - Future Alumni Award

This award recognises a current student who has demonstrated outstanding qualities in leadership and the ability to inspire other students. They have excelled in either their academic pursuit, business initiatives, and/or their volunteer or community related work.

Selection Criteria

An eligible nominee in this category has:

  • displayed outstanding student leadership and the ability to inspire other students
  • excelled in one or more of the following areas:
    • business initiatives
    • volunteer or community related work
    • extracurricular pursuits
    • academic success
  • demonstrated the values of integrity, respect and excellence in their activities and conduct.

Important dates

  • Nominations open: Friday 21 April 2017
  • Nominations close: 5pm Friday 16 June 2017
  • Award selection panel reviews nominations: July 2017
  • Nominees notified, finalists announced: mid-August 2017
  • Awards presentation evening: Tuesday 3 October 2017

Past Alumni Award recipients

 

On Wednesday 19 October 2016, the 2016 Alumni Award winners were announced.

Pictured left to right: Vice Chancellor & President Professor Peter Dawkins, Mr Nasir Sobhani, Mr Christian Williams, Dr Ancy Ramasamy, Mr Paul Booth, Mr James Sorensen and Victoria University Chancellor Mr George Pappas AO.

Learn more about previous Alumni Awards recipients.