Dr Tim Cooper with guests at a Melbourne alumni event In our second year of the Alumni Council, we have been working with the University to increase engagement with our alumni. Our earnest desire is to help raise awareness about what it means to be an alumnus. We are always pleased to hear how appreciative our alumni are of the outstanding education they received at the University – one that has opened doors for them, both personally and professionally.
This year we have seen an increased level of participation in the alumni program. Thousands of our alumni have been in contact with the University this year, through the many networking, reunion and information events held around Australia and overseas. Alumni have helped us to welcome international students, and have taken part in forums, surveys and other outreach activities. These interactions provide valuable feedback which helps us to better understand and respond to the needs of our alumni, and, in turn, shape an even better program.
We celebrated many achievements this year, and I congratulate the award recipients who have been recognised as Alumni Fellows, through the Distinguished Alumni Awards and the James McWha Award of Excellence.
Thank you to all our alumni for your continued support and for your desire to stay in touch with your alma mater. I welcome your participation and contribution, and encourage you to provide your input and feedback to the Alumni Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 8 8313 5800.
Dr Tim Cooper AM
Chair of the Alumni Council
Managing Director & Chief Brewer Coopers Brewery