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2017 Alumni Achievement Awards


The Curtin University Alumni Achievement Awards showcase and celebrate the achievements of the Curtin alumni community. Curtin alumni form a dynamic network with thousands of graduates making significant contributions to communities around the globe. The Awards are an opportunity for individuals to nominate Curtin alumni, to be recognised for their valuable achievements.

The awards recognise Curtin alumni who are making a significant contribution to society. This might be through personal achievements, or their career, and benefiting local, national or international communities.


Photo: 2016 Alumni Achievement Award winners

Award categories

There are a number of categories in which alumni can be nominated:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Open to all Curtin graduates who, over the course of their lifetime, have built an outstanding reputation based on exceptional contributions to their field of endeavour and/or the community and inspired others to strive for excellence. This is the most prestigious and highest honour award of all the Alumni Achievement Awards.

Community Service Award

Open to all Curtin graduates who have made a significant contribution to the wellbeing of others through voluntary or other service in the community, locally or globally.

Young Alumnus Award

Open to Curtin graduates aged under 30 years at the time of nomination, who have demonstrated excellence in their field of endeavour, and/or made a significant contribution to the community through volunteer service.

Global Impact Award

Open to all Curtin graduates who have demonstrated significant contributions to society by improving or enriching the lives of others and the welfare of humanity on an international scale through outstanding professional contributions and/or volunteer leadership.

Volunteer Leadership Award

Open to all Curtin graduates who have demonstrated a significant contribution to Curtin University, including alumni chapters/associations, through the donation of their time, resources, committee membership or as an ambassador/advocate for Curtin.

Innovation Award

Open to all Curtin graduates who have made a significant impact on their profession, community, Curtin University or society at large by developing an innovative program, process or product.

Professional Achievement Awards

Open to all Curtin graduates who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and an exceptional standard of excellence in their field of endeavour.

NOTE: One award per faculty - Curtin Business School, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science & Engineering.



To submit a nomination, please read and complete the Nomination Form and submit all supporting documentation via email to by 5pm AWST on Friday 26 May 2017 (deadline extended).

The following must be included with the nomination:

  • Completed Nomination Form
  • Two (2) references or letters of support, one from each referee (maximum two [2] pages each)
  • Curriculum Vitae or Summary Profile/Biography (maximum four [4] pages)
  • Eligibility for Alumni Achievement Awards (maximum 1000 words)




Selection process

Once nominations close, all candidate applications will be reviewed by the Alumni Achievement Awards Selection Committees. The Committees will recommend nominees for each award to the Honorary Awards and Appointments Committee for consideration and recommendation to the University Council. University Council will then consider the recommended nominees and will confer any Alumni Achievement Award it wishes to award, provisional upon confirmation of the willingness of the nominee to accept the award.

The Alumni Achievement Awards Procedures and the Terms and Conditions are available to view on our website.

Significant dates

Nominations open Monday 10 April 2017
Nominations close DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday 26 May 2017
Judging and selection process Commences 5 June 2017
Alumni Awards Ceremony
(Winners announced)
Thursday 26 October 2017


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