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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

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 2019, we are proud to recognise Jason Titman for his entrepreneurial spirit, business acumen, and significant community contributions.

Jason Titman imageWe congratulate Jason Titman (BBus, 1991)


Read more about Jason's career pivots and success across multiple industries, as well as his community involvement.

ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR for INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT

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 2019, we are proud to recognise Wayne Blair for his significant contribution to Australian film and performing arts.

Wayne Blair imageWe congratulate Wayne Blair (BBus, 1994)


Read more about Wayne's recent successes, including the international debut of his latest feature film at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, and the inclusion of his work in the Queensland Schools Curriculum.

ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR for SOCIAL IMPACT

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 2019, we are proud to recognise Jade Collins for her work to create gender equality in business leadership through consumer empowerment and social change.

Jade Collins ImageWe congratulate Jade Colllins (BA/BBus, 1999; MBusAdmin, 2008)


Read more about Jade's successful enterprise that tackles the gender parity issue through recognising organisations with significant female leadership, leveraging procurement power to influence gender-based pay gaps and remove stigma and barriers associated with flexible working conditions.

ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR for EARLY CAREER ACHIEVEMENT

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 5 years of graduation from CQUniversity.

In 2019, we are proud to recognise Dr Lily Ishak for her contribution to research, education and innovative practical applications of environmental sustainability.

Image of Lily IshakWe congratulate Dr Lily Ishak (PhD, 2017)


Read more about Lily's work designing an oil press so Indonesian villagers can use fruit from wild beauty leaf trees to make their own biokerosene and biodiesel.

We congratulate the 2019 Alumni Award winners for their outstanding contributions and achievements. If you know alumni who are making a difference in their industry, role or community, please let us know so we can recognise them too.