Alumni Medal for Professional Excellence

The Alumni Medal recognises outstanding excellence in leadership, knowledge and professional practice. The Alumni Medal is the highest honour of the University’s Alumni Awards.

Previous recipients include exceptional global leaders in international diplomacy, urban renewal, trade and commerce and life changing medical research.

2019Dr Ruth Lopert (Recipient)Master of Medical Science (Clinical Epidemiology) 2001, Bachelor of Medicine 1995
2019Steven McArthur (Achiever)Bachelor of Science 1993
2019Liesl Tesch AM (Achiever)Graduate Diploma in Education 1996, Bachelor of Science 1991
2018Gary Quinlan AODoctor of Letters 2007, Bachelor of Arts 1973
2017Carla TreloarDoctor of Philosophy (Medicine) 1995, Bachelor of Science (Honours) 1991
2016Professor Er Meng HwaHonorary Degree - Doctor of Engineering 2017, Doctor of Philosophy
  Electrical and Computer Engineering) 1986
2015Laureate Professor Kevin GalvinBachelor of Engineering 1987
2014Geoffrey BentleyBachelor of Arts 1961
2013Ross WattsBachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) 1966
2012David CurrowBachelor of Medicine 1987
2011Mark ParsonsBachelor Of Medicine 1991
2010Dato'ir DrAbu Bakar JaafarBachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) 1973
2009Cheong-Chua Koon HeanHonorary Degree - Doctor of Architecture 2010, Bachelor of Architecture 1981, Bachelor of Science (Architecture) 1979
2008Peter SilburnBachelor of Science 1980
2007Sue McNeilBachelor of Engineering (Civil) 1977, Bachelor of Science 1975
2006Nicholas TalleyMaster of Medical Science (Clinical Epidemiology) 2003
2005Peter StutchburyBachelor of Architecture 1979, Bachelor of Science (Architecture)
2004Joan CooperDoctor of Philosophy 1975, Bachelor of Mathematics 1972
2003Warren PengilleyDoctor of Science (Law) 1988, Master of Commerce 1974
2002Trevor WaringHonorary Degree - Doctor of The University 2011, Master of Science 1977, Bachelor of Arts 1972
2001Chris RawlingsDoctor of Philosophy (Geology) 1982, Bachelor of Science 1976
2000Ian HarrisMaster Of Arts 1971; Diploma In Education 1968; Bachelor Of Arts 1967
1999William JonasHonorary Degree - Doctor of the University 1998, Master of Arts 1970, Diploma in Education 1964, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) 1963
1998Ken MossDoctor of Philosophy 1974, Bachelor of Engineering 1968
1997Wan Rafaei Abdul RahmanMaster of Science 1975, Bachelor of Science 1970
1996Graeme HalfordDoctor of Philosophy (Psychology) 1969
1995Katherine HeinrichDoctor of Philosophy (Mathematics) 1979, Bachelor of Mathematics 1976
1994Eileen DoyleDoctor of Philosophy (Mathematics) 1986, Master of Mathematics 1980, Bachelor of Mathematics 1977
1993Terry CaelliDoctor of Philosophy 1975, Bachelor of Arts 1972
1992Ron MacDonaldBachelor of Science 1962
1991Marlene NorstDoctor of Philosophy 1972
1990Peter RamadgeMaster of Engineering 1979, Bachelor of Engineering 1978
1989Alex HarrisonDoctor of Philosophy (Mechanical Engineering) 1984
1988Robert EatherBachelor of Science 1962
1987Peter CummingsBachelor of Mathematics 1976

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