Nominations are now open for two distinguished awards acknowledging the achievements of University of Newcastle graduates.
The Convocation Medal for Professional Excellence is awarded to a graduate for excellence in leadership, knowledge and professional practice within the national or international community.
The Newton John Award, named after Brin Newton John, former Vice-Principal of the University of Newcastle, is awarded to a graduate who has contributed to the local community through innovation or creative excellence.
For selection criteria visit www.newcastle.edu.au/alumni/ Nominations close Friday 1 August 2008 and winners will be announced at the annual Alumni awards evening in October.
For further information or to organise interviews with Mr James Tocci, President of the Executive Committee of Alumni, contact Gabrielle Wilson.