Alumni Achievement Awards
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.
2017 marked Curtin University’s 50 Years of Innovation, and on Thursday 26 October 2017 the Curtin alumni community came together for a special celebration to recognise the 2017 Curtin University Alumni Achievement Award winners.
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.
2018 Award categories
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.
Graduates who have made a significant contribution to the wellbeing of others through voluntary or other service in the community, locally or globally.
Graduates aged under 35 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.
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 or volunteer leadership.
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.
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.
Graduates who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and an exceptional standard of excellence in their field of endeavour. One award per faculty may be presented each year.