UQ Alumni Award Winners and Honorary Award Recipients

The University of Queensland celebrates the diverse achievements of its alumni each year. These awards recognise the achievements of alumni who have accomplished outstanding success in their fields and made exemplary contributions to their community.

The University’s Honorary Awards recognise individuals, including former staff, alumni and community members, who have made significant contributions to the University, the Commonwealth of Australia or the State of Queensland, or who achieved outstanding success in a particular field.

Many of these UQ award recipients are alumnae of The Women’s College and are acknowledged below.

UQ Alumni Award Recipients

The Hon. Dr Penny Wensley AC (1964 – 1967)
Bachelor of Arts, 1968
UQ Alumnus of the Year 1994
Dr Else Shepherd AM (1961)
Bachelor of Engineering, 1966
UQ Alumnus of the Year 2009
Dr Sallyanne Atkinson AO (1960)
Bachelor of Arts, 1967
UQ Alumnus of the Year 2014
Marie Myers (1984 – 1985)
Bachelor of Arts, 1987
Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award 2016
Michelle Grant (1999 – 2001)
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), 2002
Distinguished Young Alumni Award 2017
Emeritus Professor Helene Marsh AO (1964)
Bachelor of Science, 1966
UQ Alumnus of the Year 2018
Sally McPherson (1999 – 2002)
Bachelor of Arts, 2003
Colleges’ UQ Alumni Award 2020

UQ Honorary Awards

Miss Anna Frederica Bage OBE (deceased)
Head of College (1914 – 1946)
Doctor of Laws honoris causa 1951
The Hon. Dr Penny Wensley AC (1964 – 1967)
Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa 1994
Dr Maureen Aitken (deceased)
Head of College (1991 – 2008)
Doctor of the University honoris causa 2007
Dr Sallyanne Atkinson AO (1960)
Doctor of the University honoris causa 2007
The Hon. Anna Bligh AC (1978)
Doctor of Laws honoris causa 2010
Dr Else Shepherd AM (1961)
Doctor of Engineering honoris causa 2011