Nominations open for distinguished alumni awards

15 APRIL 2021

Nominations open for distinguished alumni awards

Following an overwhelming response to its inaugural Distinguished Alumni Awards Program in 2020, Charles Sturt University proudly announces the launch of its 2021 program.

  • Charles Sturt University calls for nominations for its 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards Program
  • Nominations can be self-nominated or submitted on behalf of someone else
  • Nominations open Wednesday 14 April and close Wednesday 2 June, with winners announced on Foundation Day, Wednesday 21 July

Following an overwhelming response to its inaugural Distinguished Alumni Awards Program in 2020, Charles Sturt University proudly announces the launch of its 2021 program.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards Program recognises and celebrates the achievements of the University’s alumni.

The annual awards program has increased to six categories this year, including Professional Achievement, Professional Achievement (Research), Service to the Community, Young Alumni, International Alumni and First Nations Alumni.

Director of the Charles Sturt Advancement Office, Ms Sarah Ansell said,

“The program is a wonderful opportunity to recognise, celebrate and congratulate our alumni and showcase their achievements.

“It builds institutional pride and engagement, and strengthens our relationship with nominated individuals as well as with our wider alumni community. 

“This celebration also showcases the exceptional professional, academic and research contributions our alumni are making to communities at a national and international level.”

Guidelines outlining the application, assessment and privacy of this program are available at the award webpage.  

Nominations open Wednesday 14 April and close Wednesday 2 June, with winners announced on Foundation Day, Wednesday 21 July.

The Charles Sturt Alumni awards are open to self-nomination as well as nominations submitted by other Charles Sturt alumni, Charles Sturt or partner institute staff, employers or work colleagues, members of the community, family members or friends. 

The awards will be shortlisted by an internal University committee and final selection will be made by a judging panel of University senior leaders.

The Charles Sturt University Distinguished Alumni Award Program categories for 2021 are:

Charles Sturt Distinguished Alumnus of the Year – Professional Achievement

This award recognises outstanding leaders in their industry or profession who have made or are making a significant difference in both local and/or wider communities.

Charles Sturt Distinguished Alumnus of the Year – Professional Achievement - Research

This award recognises outstanding leaders in their field of research who have made or are making a significant difference in local and/or wider communities.

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

This award recognises leaders/individuals who have given outstanding service to the community through their professional or voluntary work.

Charles Sturt Distinguished Alumnus of the Year – 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.

Charles Sturt Distinguished Alumni of the Year – 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.

Charles Sturt Distinguished Alumni of the Year - Indigenous Alumni category

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.

For further information contact alumni@csu.edu.au


Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Ms Sarah Ansell contact Bruce Andrews at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0418 669 362 or via news@csu.edu.au

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