25 May 2017
USC is seeking nominations from the community for its annual Outstanding Alumni of the Year Awards.
The University would like to hear from the employers, parents, friends or colleagues of USC graduates who have made significant impacts in their fields of expertise since graduating.
Nominations will close on Friday 30 June and nominees can be from any field of endeavour, with previous award winners ranging from those involved in community work, business and scientific research.
The three award categories are Outstanding Alumnus of the Year; Regional Achievement (for graduates making an impact in the broader Sunshine Coast region); and Rising Star (for graduates aged 35 years or younger, or who graduated in the past five years).
Last year’s award winners were Abu Dhabi-based property services facilities manager Ryan Darnell (Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business 2003), 7 News Queensland presenter Katie Toney (Bachelor of Communications 2006) and Brisbane Broncos performance analyst Scott Barker (Sport and Exercise Science 2006).
USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill said the awards gave the community a chance to pay tribute to USC graduates who have achieved at a high level locally or further afield.
“I would urge members of the public to consider nominating a high-achieving USC graduate, so we can honour some of the outstanding contributions being made by our alumni,” he said.
USC’s Alumni Relations Officer Anita Edmonds said previously nominated alumni who were unsuccessful could be re-nominated, and self-nominations would be accepted.
“Nominators are not required to specify an award category, as the judging panel will determine the categories in which the nominees are most suited,” she said.
“The awards will be presented at the 2016 Outstanding Alumni Awards Ceremony at USC on Thursday 14 September. This event will be a great chance to celebrate the graduates with our community, supporters and fellow alumni.”
— Terry Walsh