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


Celebrating nurses

“It was like nursing chose me. I really felt like I found my place and my home,” said Alera Bowden, the first recipient of the Pamela Jane Nye Working Nurse Scholarship at the University of Wollongong.

From Berkeley to Boral

Zlatko Todorcevski is living proof that the path to a successful international career at the highest executive levels is not always paved with privilege.

Trading steel for silicon

A cadetship at the local steelworks might seem an unusual path to an international career with some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names. But for Omar Devlin, it provided a perfect grounding in solving complex problems.

Dynamic Duo

Meet Michael and Natalie Chapman. Despite having two very different careers, the couple share a deep passion and accomplishment in their work.

Set up for success

A BlueScope cadetship sent Deborah De Santis on a pathway to become a business leader in the Illawarra.

Life’s circles

When Zachary Bennett-Brook and his partner Tara Burrows decided to marry in spring last year they weren’t going to let a pandemic dampen proceedings.

Double Vision

Amy and Beth Glancey are a formidable force. The identical twins share far more than a birthdate and mirror-image DNA – both are articulate, insightful communicators, positively crackling with energy, ambition and the confidence to achieve anything they set their minds to.

The unseen epidemic

It may happen behind closed doors, but Illawarra Women’s Health Centre General Manager Sally Stevenson AM wants it to be known that domestic and family violence is occurring in epidemic proportions.

In her words

A digital revolution unfolds, as survivors of sexual assault make their voices heard.