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About the Awards

Celebrating its 11th year, the James Cook University Outstanding Alumni Awards recognise graduates of the University, and its predecessor institutions, who have made an outstanding contribution in their field of endeavour at a local, state, national or international level.

There are three categories of Outstanding Alumni Awards:

  • Outstanding Alumni - Graduates of James Cook University and the Townsville College of Advanced Education and students of the University College of Townsville who graduated from the University of Queensland. One outstanding alumni is selected by each of JCU's six academic Colleges;
  • Outstanding Early Career Alumni - Graduates of James Cook University who are aged 35 or under at the time of nomination. One outstanding early career alumni is selected by each of JCU's six academic Colleges;
  • Chancellor's Outstanding Alumni Award - one recipient chosen by JCU's Chancellor from all the recipients awarded an Outstanding Alumni Award within the current year.

Who can be nominated?

For the purpose of these awards the following definitions apply:

Alumni: Graduates of James Cook University and the Townsville College of Advanced Education and students of the University College of Townsville who graduated from the University of Queensland.

Early Career: Graduates of James Cook University who are aged 35 or under at time of nomination.