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Awards to recognise outstanding USC graduates


8 June 2012

8 June 2012

The University of the Sunshine Coast is seeking nominations from the community for its annual Outstanding Alumni of the Year Awards.

USC would like to hear from employers, parents, friends and colleagues of graduates who have attained significant achievements since graduating from the University.

This could include high achievers in any field of endeavour, from professional or community work to postgraduate study and research.

Last year’s award winners were Science PhD graduate Nubia Ramos, who works at one of the world’s leading medical universities Karolinska Institute in Sweden, business graduate and mining executive Dave Gilbert, and Queensland’s Young Australian of the Year and arts/business graduate Chris Raine, who is helping to change Australia’s binge drinking culture with his website and blog, Hello Sunday Morning.

Nominations will close on Friday 6 July.

USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill said the annual awards honoured all USC graduates and he urged the community to get involved.

“There are now thousands of high-calibre USC graduates who are striving and excelling in their chosen fields across the region, state, nation and world,” he said.

“We encourage people to nominate successful graduates for these awards so they can be recognised for the significant contributions they are making.

“By recognising their achievements individually, USC is also celebrating the growth in prestige of our alumni generally along with the University’s continuing contribution to the advancement of this region and beyond.”

The awards will be presented at the 2012 Outstanding Alumni Awards Ceremony in September at the University.

USC’s Alumni Relations Officer Anita Edmonds said previously nominated alumni who were unsuccessful in the past could be re-nominated, and self nominations would be accepted.

“If you know an outstanding graduate, please submit a nomination form or contact me at> or (07) 5459 4564,” she said.

— Terry Walsh

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