The QUT Alumni Service Award recognises the outstanding service of alumni volunteers who demonstrate leadership, service, and advocacy on behalf of alumni and the QUT community, and generously share their time, support, and expertise.
The award was established in 2005 as an initiative of the QUT Alumni Board. Recipients are recognised at QUT’s annual Outstanding Alumni Awards ceremony, and their inspirational stories are shared widely with alumni and the broader community. The 2020 Alumni Service Award winners were honoured at the Outstanding Alumni Awards ceremony on Monday 12 October.
To be eligible, a nominee must:
- be an alumnus of QUT or its predecessor institutions
- provide sustained, outstanding voluntary leadership, service and advocacy on behalf of the alumni community and in the interests of QUT
- demonstrate the characteristics, values and actions which reflect QUT’s real world brand
- not have previously received a QUT Alumni Service Award.
Nominations can be received from any member of the community, including QUT staff, students, and alumni. Self-nominations are not permitted.
Nominators must obtain permission from the nominee before proceeding with a nomination.
Nominations for the 2021 awards will open next year.
2020 award winners
Heather and Peter Howes
Heather and Peter Howes graduated from one of QUT’s predecessor institutes in 1972. They have maintained a long association with the university as alumni ambassadors and generous donors to the QUT Learning Potential Fund. At the core of their business and life partnership is a commitment to creating pathways for inclusion.
- 2020 award winners
- Heather and Peter Howes
- 2018 award winner
- Anand Shah
- 2017 award winner
- Jennifer Robertson
- 2016 award winner
- Tracey Spicer
- 2015 award winners
- Jason Chong
- Leesa Watkin (posthumous)
- 2014 award winners
- Marie-Claire Grady
- Morag Hocknull