Outstanding Alumni Awards Selection Process

Selection Process

Outstanding Alumni and Outstanding Early Career Alumni

The Advancement Directorate will collate the nominations and provide each College Dean  with the names of the nominees, the degree/s conferred by JCU and the basis on which they are nominated. Deans will convene a selection panel to consider nominations for their College. The panel may choose to consider additional College alumni. The panel may ask the Advancement Directorate to source further details on nominated alumni to assist with the selection process.

Each College will select up to two College recipients in the Outstanding Alumni Category and up to one College 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. After consultation with the Vice-Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor's office will contact the relevant Outstanding Alumni and Early Career Alumni recipients to informally advise them of their selection and provide details of the award ceremony at which their award will be announced and presented. Recipients will be asked to keep the details of their confidential until publicly announced.

Chancellor's Outstanding Alumnus Award

Deans will provide details of the College recipients in the Outstanding Alumni category to the Advancement Directorate who will advise the Chancellor in a timely fashion. The Advancement Directorate will forward to the Chancellor the names of each College recipient, a brief career outline for each College recipient and a synopsis of each College's rationale for its decision.

The Chancellor will select the recipient of the Chancellor's Outstanding Alumni Award and advise the Advancement Directorate and Vice-Chancellor of his decision. The Chancellor may be assisted in his deliberations by the Deputy Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

The recipients of the James Cook University Outstanding Alumni Awards will be announced at a function hosted by the Vice-Chancellor in Townsville later in the year. The public announcement of award recipients will be coordinated by the Media and Communications Unit and will be posted on the Alumni website.