Alumni Awards honour Western Sydney University graduates
Western Sydney University has acknowledged the incredible achievements of its graduates by holding its inaugural Alumni Awards.
Western Sydney University now has over 160,000 graduates all over the world, and the Alumni Awards celebrate their outstanding accomplishments.
Among the Award winners were co-founder of Charter Hall, David Southon, who was honoured for his role in building the leading ASX listed group, now with a managed property portfolio of $15.9 billion.
Chancellor Professor Peter Shergold and David Southon
Other inspirational graduates who won Awards were Bachelor of Psychology graduate and CEO of the Kokoda Track Foundation, Dr Genevieve Nelson, and Bachelor of Education graduate Betty Green, PhD candidate and former Manager of the Liverpool Women's Health Centre.
Western Sydney University Chancellor, Professor Peter Shergold AC, says alumni are not just part of the University's history, but crucial to its future.
"These Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of our graduates – extraordinary individuals who are part of a global community of Western Sydney University alumni," says Professor Shergold.
"As we look to the future, our new identity reflects the pride we take in our role in the community, as well as our growing international reach. Our alumni are our ambassadors, and as such, are vital to the continued success of the University.
"On behalf of the University community, I congratulate the inaugural Award winners on their success," he says.
The full list of Western Sydney University Alumni Award recipients are:
Chancellor's Alumni Leadership Award
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Impact Award
Young Alumni Award
Community Champion Award
Hawkesbury Alumni Award
Former Staff Excellence Award
International Alumni of the Year Award
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