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Outstanding Alumni Awards Nomination & Selection Process

Nomination & Selection Process


Staff, alumni of the University and members of the public are able to nominate eligible candidates for the awards. Self-nomination is acceptable. Nomination of a current staff member will only be considered in extraordinary circumstances. All nominations are confidential.

  • Nominee's personal and professional details;
  • Nominator's details, contact information and relationship to nominee;
  • A professional referee and their contact details (different from the person nominating an applicant);
  • Statement in support of nominee (minimum 250 words);
  • A professional resume (curriculum vitae) for nominee (or as much as you can supply);
  • Any supporting evidence such as awards, media reports etc (this section is optional).

The submission of a nomination in no way implies that the nominee will be selected for an award. All information provided will be treated in confidence.

If you do not have all the details required to make a nomination please contact the JCU Alumni Team who may be able to assist:

Selection Process

JCU's Advancement Directorate collates all nominations. Nominations are vetted and summaries provided to academic College Deans for review. College Deans convene a selection panel to consider nominations for their College and may may ask the Advancement Directorate to source further details on nominated alumni to assist with the selection process.

The selection process conforms to James Cook University's privacy policy.

Each College will select one recipient in the Outstanding Alumni category and one recipient in the Early Career Alumni category. Deans will seek the Vice Chancellor's advice on their proposed recipients prior to finalising the selection process. The Vice-Chancellor's office will contact the nominees to informally advise them of their selection and provide details of the award ceremony. Recipients will be asked to keep the details of their award confidential until publicly announced.

The Chancellor will select the recipient of the Chancellor's Outstanding Alumni Award from the College-nominated Outstanding Alumni recipients. The Chancellor may be assisted in his deliberations by the Deputy Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and Provost.

Award Announcement

The recipients of the James Cook University Outstanding Alumni Awards will be announced by the Vice-Chancellor at a date to be advised. Public announcement will be made by media release and posting on the University's Outstanding Alumni website.