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


A gift to water the seeds of innovation

Former University of Wollongong Vice-Chancellor Emeritus Professor Ken McKinnon AO and his wife Suzanne Walker have gifted more than $1 million to UOW for a fund that fosters innovation and supports excellence.

One degree, two paths

Though they have each ventured down different paths in their careers, each could not be prouder of the other's achievements.

Wollongong to Wall Street

"It is important to give back to the University; to help our graduates get good jobs, apply what they’ve learned and give them the opportunity to take it to the next level."

Luxury, style, and sheer hard work

"I think it’s really important for you to be constantly looking for and thinking of new ideas, and embracing what’s next."

From the waiting room to the boardroom

"You need to have strong drive and the passion and motivation to take a company to new heights to be able to meet the challenges you will face in business."

Women, STEM and mentoring

We spoke with Catherine Feldhausen, Director Strategy and Marketing Enablement at Asia Microsoft Services about her global career, the importance of gender diversity in STEM and the power of connections.

The barefoot teacher

Young and boisterous children sit in silent awe when James MacDiarmid’s classes start rolling.

Storyteller at heart

As a high school student, Kumi Taguchi developed a love for documentaries and stories from around the world: a passion that’s evident in her work as a senior anchor on ABC News 24.