Curtin alumni are advocates for change, pushing boundaries and striving to make tomorrow better for local and global communities. The annual Curtin University Alumni Achievement Awards showcase and celebrate the significant achievements of the Curtin alumni community, and are a wonderful opportunity to recognise Curtin graduates for their valuable contributions to their industry and the community.
A global humanitarian, Indonesian-based innovators and an Indigenous psychologist were among those recognised at Curtin University’s 2018 Alumni Achievement Awards. All the award winners demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and an exceptional standard of excellence in their field.
Take inspiration from our past winners
Dr Tracy Westerman
A proud Njamal woman from the Pilbara, Dr Westerman has worked for more than two decades to reduce the high rates of mental illness and suicide among Aboriginal people.
Associate Professor Phil Connors
Centre for Humanitarian Leadership Founding Co-Director Associate Professor Phil Connors was awarded the Global Impact Award in recognition of his work that has assisted international communities affected by crises.
Dr Rahayu Puspasari
Dr Puspasari’s achievements have been nationally recognised in Indonesia. Her leadership in corporate governance has resulted in the reformation of state audit, the inventory of state properties and assisted infrastructure development.
For a man who admits he’s most comfortable working behind the scenes, Benyamin Ismail has been living a life in the spotlight since September 2015 as CEO of low-cost airline carrier, AirAsia X Berhad.
Dr Susan Barkdoll
Science educator and Curtin Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dr Susan Barkdoll reflects on 30 years of teaching, from kindergarten to university level in San Bernardino, California.
CGSB Alumni Chapter and CBS graduates
Three Curtin Business School graduates and the Curtin Graduate School of Business Alumni Chapter Committee have been honoured for their significant contributions to society at the 2016 Curtin Alumni Achievement Awards.