Deakin Alumni Awards 2018

Nominations have closed for 2018

The Deakin University Alumni Awards recognise, acknowledge and promote notable alumni around the world who have achieved outstanding success in their communities, professions or given outstanding service to the University.

Deakin Alumni Awards 2017

Established in 2011, Deakin's Alumni Awards, recognise, acknowledge and promote prominent Alumni around the world who have achieved outstanding success in their communities, professions or given outstanding service to the university.

Award categories

There are five Alumni Awards categories:

Celebrating 40 Years of Alumni Award

Open to any Deakin Alumnus, who graduated in 1978 or 1979, who has consistently demonstrated outstanding success in their professional and/or community endeavours based on:

  • Exceptional achievement in their professional or community field of endeavour; AND
  • The ability to set and achieve standards of excellence in their professional or community field(s) of endeavour.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Open to any Deakin Alumnus who over the course of their lifetime has built an outstanding and impeccable reputation based on:

  • Exceptional and prolonged achievements in their professional field; AND
  • Exemplary leadership in their professional endeavours; AND
  • Significant contribution to the community.

Alumni of the Year Award

Open to any Deakin Alumnus, aged 40 years or over (at the time of nomination), who has consistently demonstrated outstanding success in their professional and/or community endeavours based on:

  • Exceptional achievement in their professional or community field of endeavour; AND
  • The ability to set and achieve standards of excellence in their professional or community field(s) of endeavour.

Alumni Community Service Award

Open to any Deakin Alumnus who has consistently demonstrated:

  • Outstanding volunteer leadership and service to Deakin University, enhancing the affiliations between Deakin's Alumni, students and the broader community, and thereby helping to drive core university goals; AND/OR
  • Significant voluntary contributions, which have led to enduring positive outcomes for the wellbeing of others within their community.

Young Alumni of the Year Award

Open to any Deakin Alumnus, aged under 40 years old (at the time of nomination), who has demonstrated outstanding success in their professional and/or community endeavours based on:

  • Outstanding and significant achievement in their professional or community field of endeavour; AND
  • The ability to inspire others in their professional or community field of endeavour.

Nomination procedure

Nominations are to be forwarded to the Alumni Relations email, deakinalumni@deakin.edu.au stating in the subject line, ‘2018 Alumni Award nomination’ with the name of the nominee.

Nominations are to include full name, contact details and a brief 300 word statement supporting the nominee for consideration.

Nominations will only be considered and processed during the specified nomination period (Thursday 31 May 2018 to Friday 29 June 2018).

Submitting nominations

Nominations may be submitted by:

  • any Deakin Alumnus
  • current Deakin University staff members
  • any member of the University Council
  • any member of the public.

Eligibility for nomination

The following are not eligible to be nominated:

  • current Advancement staff members
  • current Deakin University full-time staff members
  • any current member of the Senior University Executive
  • honorary degree recipients who did not also complete an award course at Deakin
  • honorary Fellowship holders.

Alumni may not nominate themselves, or receive nominations from immediate family members. Immediate family members cannot act as supporting referees.

(Immediate family members include: parents, spouse, siblings, children and grandparents.)

All nominations are confidential. The nominee should not be approached for information or advised of the nomination at any stage. No approach should be made to any nominee until the selection process has been completed and only the successful nominees will be contacted.

Selection process

The Chief Advancement Officer, along with the Alumni Relations Office, will review all valid nominations within each category and provide a short list of candidates for ultimate consideration and endorsement by the Vice-Chancellor.

Submission of nominations

Your nomination must be submitted to the Deakin University Alumni Relations Office by 5pm (AEST) Friday 29 June 2018.

Nominations will only be accepted via email to deakinalumni@deakin.edu.au.

Awards presentation

Award recipients will be honoured at the annual Deakin Alumni Awards Dinner to be held in October 2018.

Read about our previous alumni award winner.

Contact us

Alumni Relations
+61 3 5227 1019
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