Call to nominate outstanding USC graduates

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Call to nominate outstanding USC graduates


2012 Outstanding Alumni Award winners, from left, Dr Laura Bray, Suzie Burford and Tristan Kurz

1 January 0001

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 eye tissue engineering researcher Dr Laura Bray (Bachelor of Science 2007), Coastline BMW dealer principal Tristan Kurz (Bachelor of Business 2004) and USC’s International Projects Group manager Suzie Burford (Bachelor of Arts 2005 and Bachelor of Arts Honours 2006).

Nominations will close on Friday 28 June.

USC’s 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 2013 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 that’s available online or contact me via email at or (07) 5459 4564,” she said.

— Terry Walsh

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