Alumni achievements & news

This is your destination for alumni news. Find out the latest about your fellow alumni, stay current with University developments and hear about the great things ANU alumni are doing. Email us if you have any alumni news you would like to share on this page.


19 April 2013 
ANU graduate Leila Smith is UK-bound to study a Masters in Public Policy at The University of Cambridge, after being named one of four 2013 Charlie Perkins Scholars.» read more


31 March 2013
Five alumni artists, Katherine Griffiths BVA (Hons) ’10, Angela Bakker BA (Visual) ’91, BVA ’11, Jacklyn Peters BA (Visual) (Hons) ’08, Sarah Murphy BVA ’11, Kate Barker BA (Visual) (Hons) ’08, are featured in ‘The Kitchen Table’ exhibition to commemoration Canberra 100th birthday.» read more


29 March 2013
Emeritus Professor Deane Terrell AO PhD ’70 has been recognised by America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals for his outstanding contribution and achievements in the field of Econometrics.» read more


27 March 2013
Four alumni, Professor Ian Jackson PhD ’76, Professor Andrew Hassell BSc (Hons) ’90, Professor John Evans BSc (Hons) ’80, PhD ’84 and Professor Benjamin Andrews  BSc (Hons) ’90, PhD ’93, have been elected as Australian Academy of Science Fellows for 2013.» read more


22 March 2013
Alumni were featured prominently in the 2013 Australian-American Fulbright Scholarship announcement.  Craig Roussac  BComm ’95, Dr Daniel Viete PhD ’09, Dr Rod Kennett BSc (Hons) ’88 and Iain Henry MA (SS) ’12 were all awarded an Australian-American Fulbright Scholarship. Melanie Poole LLB (Hons) ’11, BA ’11 was awarded the Anne Wexler Scholarship.» read more


22 March 2013
A personal collection of artworks owned by celebrated Canberra artist Rosalie Gascoigne AM and her husband Professor Ben Gascoigne AO, have been donated to the University’s Drill Hall Gallery by the late couple’s family. » read more


22 March 2013
Chloe Mandryk BA(ArtHistCur) (Hons) ’10  was invited to curate an exhibition showcasing local artists in NewActon as part of the ‘Art, Not Apart’ Festival .» read more


15 March 2013
Therese Rein BA ’80 is profiled on her successful career as chief executive of one of the world’s largest welfare-to-work placement companies.» read more


14 March 2013
Martijn Wilder AM LLB (Hons) ‘93 debuts at number five in Crikey’s The Power Index: carbon cutters.» read more


13 March 2013
Katrina Marson BA ‘ 12, LLB (Hons) ’12 and Ray Lovett MAppEpid ’06, PhD (expected 2013) were announced as joint recipients of Student of the Year at the inaugural ANU Alumni Awards .» read more


12 March 2013
Dr Gavin Young BSc (Hons) ’70 was part of a team of researchers from ANU that have described a new species of ancient fish after unearthing the largest fossilized lobe-finned fish skull ever found in rocks of Devonian period.» read more


9 March 2013
The University celebrated the work and achievements of extraordinary alumni and students at its inaugural Alumni Awards Gala Dinner. The Awards recognised nine recipients and three finalists.» read more


8 March 2013
John Foster MSc ’68, PhD ’74 is profiled as he prepares to celebrate 50 years at ANU in May.» read more


5 March 2013
ANU has gained two places in the latest listing of the ‘Times Higher Education’ World Reputation Rankings at 42nd position.» read more


25 February 2013
The Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO MBA ‘00 , Arun Abey BA (Asian Studies) (Hons) ’82, BEc ‘82, Paul Koenig BEc ’80, LLB ‘81 and Alastiar Walton BEc ‘79 have been inducted into the ANU College of Business and Economics Alumni Hall of Fame.» read more


25 February 2013
The Research School of Biology has had recent success with Dr Ulrike Mathesius PhD ’00 being awarded the Fenner Medal by the Australian Academy of Science and Professor Graham Farquhar BSc ’69, PhD ‘73 being awarded an Einstein Professorship by the Chinese Academy of Science.» read more


25 February 2013
ANU has joined edX, an exclusive online learning enterprise. The first two ANUx courses will be fully operational in 2014.» read more


25 February 2013
The ANU Community has generously given $25,500 for staff who were affected by the bushfires that swept through Siding Springs Observatory in January.» read more


19 February 2013
Dr Anne Gallagher AO MIntLaw ‘92 is profiled in the latest edition of ANU Reporter on her tireless work to bring the plight of modern-day slaves to the international agenda.» read more


19 February 2013
Rohan Nicol BA (Visual) (Hons) ’04 has curated an exhibition ‘Domestic Renewal’ involving ANU artists which explores the idea of recycled tableware .» read more


16 February 2013
Graham Tuckwell  BEc (Hons) ’79, LLB’ 83 and his wife Louise have given $50 million to ANU to fund the new Tuckwell Scholarship program.» read more


29 January 2013
ARIA award winner Sally Whitwell BMus (Hons) ‘97 is profiled on her career since her solo album ‘Mad Rush’.» read more


26 January 2013
Members of the ANU alumni community have been awarded Australia Day honours in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the community.» read more


10 January 2013
Professor Geoff Garrett BA (Hons) ‘81 has been announced as UNSW’s new Dean of Business.» read more


4 January 2013
Four ANU alumni, Huw Pohlner PhB (Hons) ‘09, Alexandra Phelan LLM ‘13, Cavin Wilson GradDipEc ’12 and Sarah Bourke BA (Hons)  ’11, BSc (Psych) ’12, have been awarded the prestigious John Monash Scholarship for 2013.» read more


2012 alumni highlights

  • Brad Carron-Arthur BPsych (Hons) ’11 was named the 2012 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year in recognition of his fundraising efforts for mental health research at ANU. » read more
  • In November, influential Vietnamese alumni gathered at ANU to mark the 20th anniversary of the first Vietnamese PhD students to study at ANU. » read more
  • The Harold Mitchell Foundation announced a $2.5 million in funding for the Development Policy Centre at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy. » read more
  • Dr Anne Gallagher AO MIntLaw ’92 was named one of 10 ‘Trafficking in Persons Heroes’ who have made a significant contribution in the struggle against modern slavery by the United States Government. » read more
  • Stephen Gageler SC LLB (Hons) ’88, BEc ’82 was appointed as Australia’s next and the University’s first High Court Justice. » read more
  • Professor Adrian Sheppard PhD ’96 and Professor Tim Sneden BSc ’90, PhD ’94, made up a partnership of researchers which won the prestigious 2012 Eureka Prize for Commercialisation of Innovation for their Heliscan x-rary scanner. » read more
  • Sarah Carlson BVA (Hons) ‘11 was awarded second-place in the Waterhouse Youth Art Prize for her work ‘Correa Leaves Collar’. » read more
  • ANU astronomer, Professor Ken Freeman, won the 2012 Australian Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for his research on dark matter. » read more
  • Jonathon Phillip BA ’84 was announced as Australia’s next Ambassador to Afghanistan. » read more
  • Dr Kamalini Lokuge OAM MIntLaw ’03, PhD ’05 provided life-saving medical care in Uganda where she helped to fight an outbreak of the ebola virus. » read more
  • Renowned Cambodian artist Bun Heang Ung donated 88 original drawings documenting his account of life under the Khmer Rouge regime to ANU. » read more
  • Dr Regan Thomson BSc ’99, PhD ’03 investigated a molecule found in a Chinese herb that may help to develop cancer-killing drugs that don’t make patients sick. » read more
  • Dr Penny King BSc (Hons) ‘93 and Marcel Schoppers BSc (Hons) ‘79, MSc ‘82 were part of the team which helped with successful landing of NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars. » read more
  • Professor Bill Gammage, BA (Hons) ‘66, PhD ‘70, won the prestigious Prime Minister’s Literary Prize for Australian History. » read more
  • Dr Michael Brand BA (AsianStudies) (Hons) ‘80 was appointed as the Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. » read more
  • Dr Niels Pedersen PhD ’72 received the 2012 Excellence in Feline Research Award from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation for his work as a pioneer in infectious diseases in cats and working with volunteers. » read more
  • David Olsson LLB ’79 and Professor Sun Weidong PhD ’03 were named as finalists in the 2012 Australia China Alumni Awards. » read more
  • Dr Samuel Makinda PhD ’86 was awarded the highest honour from Kenya, ‘The Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear’. » read more
  • Julie McKay MPubPol ‘08 was listed as a National Finalist for the Young Australian of the Year 2013 for her work to improve the lives of women struggling against poverty, violence and discrimination. » read more
  • Professor Jennifer Corbett BA (Hons) ’73 was appointed as ANU Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research and Research Training). » read more
  • Dr Nigel Snoad BSc (Hons) ’94, PhD ’01 was part of the Google Crisis Response team that created Public alerts and crisis maps for people wanting information on Superstorm Sandy. » read more
  • Professor Craig Mudge BEc ’68 and Dr Greg Clark PhD ’68 were inducted into the Pearcey Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to the ICT industry. » read more
  • ANU topped the nation in the 2012 Quacquarelli Symonds World rankings, being placed 24th in the world.  ANU was also ranked in the top ten universities in the world across six difference subjects. » read more

Updated:  July 20, 2019 /Responsible Officer:  Alumni Relations Senior Officer /Page Contact:  Alumni Relations