The awards recognise the outstanding professional and personal achievements of former students. Fittingly, this year’s awards ceremony was held at a venue very familiar with star performers – the RAC Arena.
The award winners represent a varied cross-section of achievement across advertising, law, politics and justice, journalism and government, a clear indication of the diverse doorways that Murdoch University opens for its graduates.
Multi award-winning advertising creative Adam Ferrier (BA 1993, BComm 1994) said Murdoch honours the fine university tradition of giving students the tools and space needed to become really good versions of themselves.
“It really did help me find my way in life. The academics and staff at the university continue to create a progressive culture that allows misfits like myself to shine.”
Speaking at the event, Murdoch University Vice Chancellor Eeva Leinonen said each of the alumni were leaders in their field, and a terrific example of the opportunities higher education can open up to the community.
“Every single student who graduates from Murdoch University leaves with the opportunity and the skills to make it to the top of their game,” she said.
“The personal journeys of the five recipients are both inspiring stories and a reminder of how the curiosity and passion that Murdoch University ignites can lead to pioneering careers that make such a difference to our world.”