Celebrating our remarkable alumni
Griffith University believes in, strives for, and celebrates the remarkable. Never more so when recognising the successes of its alumni.
The University's Outstanding Alumni Awards recognise and celebrate the diverse achievements of alumni, across their fields of endeavour and in their communities.
The awards are conducted on an annual basis and are open to all graduates of Griffith University and its predecessor institutions.
THE 2019 OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AWARD WINNERS
A former carpenter turned remote medico and founder of not-for-profit organisation ‘The Hands of Rescue’ (THOR) has been recognised with this year’s Outstanding Alumnus Award. Dr Kirby’s award was one of four announced at an event on the Gold Coast on Friday September 6, 2019.
For alumni who have demonstrated sustained, remarkable achievement in their work, industry and community.
Outstanding First Peoples Alumnus
Celebrating exceptional alumni of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, excelling in their chosen fields.
Outstanding International Alumnus
Recognising incredible alumni from all over the world who were previously enrolled as international students.
Outstanding Young Alumnus
Acknowledging the extraordinary accomplishments of early to mid-career alumni under the age of 40.
The Griffith Outstanding Alumni Awards were a first for Griffith in 2018. Expanding on the university's existing awards presented to alumni in academic areas, these awards recognised four overall remarkable alumni for their outstanding achievements in their professions and communities.
The 2019 University winners will be announced at the gala awards evening on Friday 6 September.
2018 University Award Winners
Dr Jessie Christiansen
The great unknown of outer space is the ideal playground for a NASA astronomer.
Professor Qiyong Liu
Top scientist and public health specialist who has dedicated 30 years to combating health threats in
poor and vulnerable communities.
On the frontline
Katarina Carroll APM
Australia’s first female fire chief holds the torch for the next generation of leaders.
A desire to help people and deep connection to culture has led this psychologist and social entrepreneur to do things a little differently.
Inspiration starts here
With 200,000+ alumni achieving the remarkable across the globe, there are many stories to share and celebrate.