About the Awards

Celebrating its 10th 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 - up to two outstanding alumni selected by each of JCU's six Academic Colleges;
  • Outstanding Early Career Alumni - one outstanding alumni selected by each of JCU's six Academic Colleges;
  • Chancellor's Outstanding Alumnus Award - one chosen by JCU's Chancellor from all the winners in the Outstanding Alumni category.

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 30th June in the year they are nominated.