Sub-committees for 2014

The sub-committees and taskforces of the Alumni Council play an important role in informing the development of programs and initiatives.

Alumni Awards selection committee

The primary role of the AASC is to consider, and where appropriate, make decisions to award Alumni Awards presented on an annual basis by the Alumni Council.

The Awards program was broadened in 2008 to include a number of new categories: Community Achievement (existing), International Alumni Achievement, Professional Achievement, and Young Alumni Achievement. Selection criteria have been established to recognise the attributes for each category.

Chair: Mr Grahame Cox (Alumni Council Honorary Secretary)

Alumni Council representatives: Mrs Annie Corlett (President, Alumni Council), Mr Robert Cahill, Mr David Murray, Mr Frank Perry, Mrs Helga Pettitt, and Ms Margaret Martin

University representative: Ms Toula Lambros (Executive Manager, Alumni Relations (Acting)).

  • The categories for the Alumni Awards are:
  • Alumni Award for Community Achievement
    Recognises the personal contributions that alumni have made to the enrichment of Australian society through their community service.
  • Alumni Award for International Achievement
    Recognises the personal contributions that alumni who reside overseas have made to the enrichment of international society through their community or professional service.
  • Alumni Award for Professional Achievement
    Recognises outstanding achievements of alumni in their professional field.
  • Young Alumni Award for Achievement
    Recognises outstanding achievements made by alumni aged 30 and younger to the University, local, Australian or international communities.

Graduate Medals selection committee

The primary role of the GMSC is to consider, and where appropriate, make decisions to award medals presented on an annual basis by the Alumni Council under the Alumni Awards Program.

The nomination criteria have been broadened to recognise contributions that are inclusive of broader works in the University community and beyond. A number of new medal categories have also been introduced, including:

(a) Convocation and International Medals;
(b) Masters by Coursework and Sporting Achievement medals; and
(c) PHD and Indigenous Medals

Chair: Dr Susan Coulson (Alumni Council)

Alumni Council representatives: Mrs Annie Corlett (President, Alumni Council), Ms Merilyn Bryce, Mr Dennis de Kantzow, Associate Professor Susan Green, Dr Dale Larson, Mr David Murray, Mr Steven Rawling AM and Mr Jared Webster.

Other: Registrar (or nominee), Chair of Academic Board (or nominee), Deans' representatives (rotational), other relevant expertise depending on award category.

University representative: Ms Katerina Lusinovska (Alumni and Donor Relations Project Coordinator).

Governance sub-committee

The primary role of the Governance Sub-committee is to consider, and where appropriate to make, recommendations to the Executive Committee (which where relevant will make recommendations to the Alumni Council) in relation to governance and governance principles applicable to the Alumni Council or to any sub-committee formed by the Alumni Council from time to time.

Chair: Mr Peter Shaw (Alumni Council)

Alumni Council representatives: Mrs Annie Corlett (President, Alumni Council), Ms May Samali, Dr Michael Thomas, and Mr Jared Webster

University representative: Ms Debbie Bowman (Executive Officer)