We share profile stories and videos of individuals highlighting the innovation and impact of our high-achieving alumni all over the world.


An energising international career

An interest in ethical investments has sparked a global career for UOW alumna Maree Myerscough (nee Costello) which has seen her work recognised on the world stage.

Art for all

Aaron Seeto is the Director of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN), the first museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art in Indonesia. He spoke to Leanne Newsham about his passion for making art and art education more accessible to the public.

Breaking new ground

At 28, Sally Riley left her family home in country New South Wales and headed to the University of Wollongong with the idea of becoming an actor.

Champion of change

When asked about it, Wett dismisses the superhero image as just a joke. But take a look at her career and you might see the Wonder Woman image is more apt than she lets on.

Eye for design

At 31 years old, the Hong Kong based entrepreneur swapped the aviators for creating his own brand of designer glasses – now worn by celebrities, fashion elite and even royalty around the world.

In pursuit of excellence

The UOW Alumni Awards shine a light on inspiring alumni working to make a sustained difference in the world. Meet the 2019 recipients, bringing their passion and expertise to advance research, innovation and education, reshape industries and save lives – now and into the future.

Larger than life

In just three short years, Claire Foxton has expanded her already impressive creative repertoire from artist, designer and print maker, to internationally accomplished muralist.

Lisa Havilah: a creative powerhouse

In 2003, a controversial art exhibition in Western Sydney examined the life and death of Blacktown woman Anita Cobby. The exhibition ‘Anita and Beyond‘- the brainchild of the then Casula Powerhouse director, Kon Gouriotis - involved 12 artists and reams of social history material including personal memorabilia linked to the aftermath of a crime committed in 1986.

Living a life of purpose

In 2010, Maryanne Harris was an exercise science student at UOW when her partner of three years was involved in a balcony collapse.