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Annual CQUniversity Alumni Awards

CQUniversity takes great pride in the achievements our alumni are making in their world. Their accomplishments benefit both society and the University, advancing the common good and inspiring others. The annual Alumni Awards acknowledge and celebrate these achievements by our outstanding alumni in their professional field or community service activities.

Outstanding Alumnus of the Year

Sheila Doyle

This award recognises a graduate of CQUniversity who has made an exceptional contribution to society and demonstrated the achievement of excellence in a professional context.

In 2021, we are proud to recognise Sheila Doyle for her influential leadership in global organisations, championing change, innovation and technology to deliver impressive solutions.

We congratulate Sheila Doyle (MIS, 1996)

Alumnus of the Year for Industry Achievement

Kumar Parakala

This award recognises a graduate of CQUniversity who has achieved to a high standard or made an exceptional contribution in their industry or profession.

In 2021, we are proud to recognise Kumar Parakala for driving growth as a global leader in Digital Transformation, and Information and Communications Technology (ICT), with a focus on modernisation.

We congratulate Kumar Parakala (MbusAdmin(GenMgt) 2000, MIS 1993)

Alumnus of the Year for Social Impact

Tandi Kuwana

This award recognises a graduate of CQUniversity who has made a sustained positive contribution through their collaborative social innovation work OR who has demonstrated significant social impact to a community or the University through volunteering.

In 2021, we are proud to recognise Tandi Kuwana for her advocacy in the field of mental health, specifically for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We congratulate Tandi Kuwana (GradDipMHN 2017)

Alumnus of the Year for Early Career Achievement

Jodie Mlikota

This award recognises a graduate of CQUniversity who has demonstrated significant career achievements or positive impact on a field of endeavour or community cause within five years of graduation from CQUniversity.

In 2021, we are proud to recognise Jodie Mlikota for her entrepreneurship and energy in founding a successful and innovative start-up business ‘Gathar’.

We congratulate Jodie Mlikota (GradCertSocInnov 2018)

We congratulate the 2020 Alumni Award winners for their outstanding contributions and achievements. If you know of other alumni who are making a difference in their industry, role or community, please let us know so we can recognise them. Alumni can also be nominated by others or self-nominate for the awards using the Alumni Award Nomination Form.