Recognising Alumni Achievement

More than 100,000 people have graduated from UNE, with many of them going on to hold senior positions around Australia – and abroad – in business, government, education, research, the arts, and community development.

Our alumni consistently rank UNE with the maximum five-star rating for Overall Satisfaction and Teaching Quality in the Good Universities Guide. The well-rounded and unique education our alumni experience while studying at UNE, ensures our graduates not only go on to be successful in their careers but remain active members of our local, national and global communities.

2016 Alumni Award Winners

View the full list of Alumni Award Recipients.

Spotlight on alumni

Phudit Tejativaddhana

Congratulations to Dr Phudit Tejativaddhana whose work has been recognised with the 2017 Alumni Leadership Award at a gala dinner in Bangkok. Dr Tejativaddhana has extensive experience in senior executive roles in both the public and private sector in Thailand. He is now the Assistant to the President for Comprehensive Operations of the Naresuan University (NU) at Phitsanulok in Thailand, and Assistant Professor of the College of Health Systems Management at NU. He is a leading scholar whose research focuses on health reforms, system management and primary healthcare. He was instrumental in setting up the South-East Asia Primary Health Care Innovations Network (SEAPIN).

Dr Tejativaddhana graduated from UNE in 2008 with a Doctor of Health Sciences Management. Read more.

HE Mak Ngoy

News from Cambodia-Educational Administration graduate, HE Mak Ngoy, has been recognised for his leadership in the education sector in Cambodia. He was presented with the 2016 Alumnus of the Year Award by Chair of the Australian Alumni Association of Cambodia Board, Dr Mao Nara. HE Mak Ngoy is the Director General of Higher Education in Cambodia, and has a significant policy role in the region through ASEAN.

About the Alumni Awards

UNE acknowledges the outstanding professional achievements and community contributions our alumni have made with the Alumni Awards.

UNE began recognising the outstanding achievements of its alumni in 1994 with the introduction of the Distinguished Alumni Awards. Since that time, a number of other awards have been added to fully recognise significant graduate achievements at different life and work stages. Visit the full list of Honorary Degree and Alumni Award recipients.

Graduates can be nominated for the following four awards:2015 Alumni Awards dinner reception

  • Distinguished Alumni
  • Distinguished Graduate Fellow of the University
  • Young Distinguished Alumni
  • Alumni Achievement