Alumni Awards 2022

Our alumni are empowered with the knowledge, professional experience, and ethical practice needed to succeed in their chosen professions. They are now a community of 125,000 people making a difference in their communities across the world.

Since 2015, ACU has held the Alumni Awards to proudly celebrate the achievements, contributions, and impact our alumni make to the community. Nominations for the 2022 ACU Alumni Awards are now closed.

Thank you for your nominations. Winners will be announced later in 2022.If you have any questions regarding the ACU Alumni Awards please email alumni@acu.edu.au or call +61 3 9230 8753.

Alumni Award Categories

About this award

This award recognises a graduate who has made an outstanding contribution to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and made a difference in strengthening cultural connections, respecting traditional rights, values and cultural heritage. This category is open to all ACU graduates that are making a difference.

Nominees for this award must demonstrate evidence of attributes that are aligned with the ACU mission, including being ethical in their behaviour, with a developed critical habit of mind, an appreciation of the sacred in life and a commitment to serving the common good.

Nominees must comply with all the following eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian and international graduates of ACU and predecessor institutions are eligible for this award.
  • Demonstrated significant contribution to the enrichment and benefit of the community.
  • Must satisfy the eligibility criteria specified in the nomination guidelines and information.

About this award

Recognising an outstanding graduate who has made a significant contribution to the wellbeing of others through community and humanitarian service.

Nominees for this award must demonstrate evidence of attributes that are aligned with the ACU mission, including being ethical in their behaviour, with a developed critical habit of mind, an appreciation of the sacred in life and a commitment to serving the common good.

Nominees must comply with all the following eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian and international graduates of ACU and predecessor institutions are eligible for this award.
  • Demonstrated significant contribution to the enrichment and benefit of the community.
  • Demonstrated acts that reflect a selflessness in response to challenges that face the community.
  • The Community Engagement Award recognises those who have been instrumental in making a difference to the wellbeing of others through community and humanitarian service either in a domestic or international setting.
  • Must satisfy the eligibility criteria specified in the nomination guidelines and information.

About this award

Recognising and honouring the outstanding achievements of an international member of the ACU alumni community who has realised distinction in their professional field or the international or Australian community.

Nominees for this award must demonstrate evidence of attributes that are aligned with the ACU mission, including being ethical in their behaviour, with a developed critical habit of mind, an appreciation of the sacred in life and a commitment to serving the common good.

Nominees must comply with all the following eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian and international graduates of ACU and predecessor institutions are eligible for this award.
  • Demonstrated significant contribution to the international or Australian community and a focus on innovation and leadership.
  • Must satisfy the eligibility criteria specified in the nomination guidelines and information.

About this award

Recognising a graduate who is 35 years or younger at the time of nomination whose early accomplishments since graduation have led to high achievement in their professional field or community engagement.

Nominees for this award must demonstrate evidence of attributes that are aligned with the ACU mission, including being ethical in their behaviour, with a developed critical habit of mind, an appreciation of the sacred in life and a commitment to serving the common good.

Nominees must comply with all the following eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Be aged 35 or under at the time of nomination.
  • Australian and international graduates of ACU and predecessor institutions are eligible for this award.
  • Has demonstrated an ongoing high level of achievement in their profession or community service since graduating.
  • Must satisfy the eligibility criteria specified in the nomination guidelines and information.

About this award

This award recognises an outstanding graduate who is an innovative leader in their industry, profession, or area of expertise, and has made significant contribution in their professional field

Nominees for this award must demonstrate evidence of attributes that are aligned with the ACU mission, including being ethical in their behaviour, with a developed critical habit of mind, an appreciation of the sacred in life and a commitment to serving the common good.

Nominees must comply with all the following eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian and international graduates of ACU and predecessor institutions are eligible for this award.
  • Demonstrated significant contribution to the enrichment and benefit of the community and a focus on innovation and leadership
  • Must satisfy the eligibility criteria specified in the nomination guidelines and information.

About this award

This award recognises a graduate whose research has produced new solutions and advanced knowledge and practice in their field of expertise.

Nominees for this award must demonstrate evidence of attributes that are aligned with the ACU mission, including being ethical in their behaviour, with a developed critical habit of mind, an appreciation of the sacred in life and a commitment to serving the common good.

Nominees must comply with all the following eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian and international graduates of ACU and predecessor institutions are eligible for this award.
  • Demonstrated significant contribution to the enrichment and benefit of the community through research and scholarship.
  • Must satisfy the eligibility criteria specified in the nomination guidelines and information.

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