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Outstanding Alumni Awards


Nominations now open for the 2018 Outstanding Alumni Awards 

If you know an outstanding University of the Sunshine Coast graduate, why not nominate them for the 2018 Outstanding Alumni of the Year Awards.

The Outstanding Alumni Awards were introduced in 2005 as an annual awards program to recognise and acknowledge successful USC graduates.

Make a nomination

Please read the Nomination Guidelines before submitting a nomination.

Then, complete the Nomination form (PDF 148KB)* and send with the relevant documentation to alumni@usc.edu au by Monday 9 July 2018.

Be inspired to nominate a graduate from this brief video of the 2017 recipients at the alumni awards night, or see examples of achievements from our past recipients.

Award categories and selection criteria

Outstanding Alumnus of the Year *

  • Demonstrated excellence in their field (professional, academic, research or community)
  • Demonstrated leadership and innovation
  • Evidence of contribution to and recognition by their profession or community at a local, national or international level

Alumnus of the Year, Regional Achievement *

  • Evidence of contribution to the broader Sunshine Coast region and/or another regional community, which includes:
    • Demonstrated success in their field (professional, academic, research or community)
    • Leadership in their field or community
    • Supporting the development of the regional community and/or economy

Alumnus of the Year, Rising Star

  • At the time of nomination:
    • is aged 35 years or less, or
    • first graduated from USC at least two years ago but no more than five (Graduation between 2013-2016)
  • Demonstrated success in their field (professional, academic, research or community)
  • Evidence of career and/or personal development activities
  • Future goals and their potential impact

* Note: nominees must have first graduated from USC at least two years ago (2016 Graduation or earlier)

Awards presentation

The awards will be presented at the 2018 Outstanding Alumni Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 12 September 2018 at USC Sippy Downs.

All alumni, including nominees, nominators and their guests are encouraged to attend this social and inspirational evening. This is a shared celebration with donors, supporters, students, staff and interested members of the community. There is also the opportunity to hear about the University's latest developments.

Invitations will be emailed approximately 4 weeks before the event. To register your interest to attend contact alumni@usc.edu.au.


For any enquiries contact Anita Edmonds, Alumni Relations Officer, USC Development Office via alumni@usc.edu.au or Tel: +61 7 5459 4564.

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