Navigating change through our connections to community

21 December 2020

In a year of unprecedented change, our ANU alumni have shown their exceptional support in driving positive outcomes for our community.

From finding innovative solutions to help with social distancing, to leading social enterprises that adapt and thrive, to boosting healthcare in Indigenous communities, this year has seen our remarkable alumni leading the way in adapting and thriving in the face of change.

"This year has really been a time of realigning our values, and I think we've all had a chance to slow down and listen."

Professor Nicholas Evans, PhD '86, MA '82, BSc (Hons) '79

Alumni thought leaders have significantly contributed in online ANU events to help inform and empower our global community. From meaningful discussions on the state of the world in the ANU Alumni Impact Makers webinar series, to expert advice and insights on employability in the ANU Alumni Class of 2020 Virtual Series - our alumni have kindly volunteered their time and expertise.

The Kambri Scholars program, announced in 2020, is empowering Indigenous students to study at ANU, go on to fulfilling careers, enrich their communities and give back to Country - helped by the contributions of our alumni. And when our student community was feeling the impact of COVID-19, the generosity of our alumni and donors helped raise over $169,000 for students to be able to continue their studies and manage their urgent financial needs.

"I'd like to tell the ANU community that we really appreciate your support and acknowledge that it has been a really difficult time. We hope that you continue supporting us and going out there and making a difference."

Farzana Choudhury, LLM LegPrac (Hons) '16, GDLP '14 2020 ANU Young Alumna of the Year

As we look towards the opportunities and possibilities in the new year, we want to celebrate the rich connections in our alumni community. Join us for Alumni Week in March 2021 - a week-long program with in-person and virtual events to bring our vibrant global community of 120,000+ alumni together.

While we reflect on our proud legacy heading into the University's 75th anniversary next year, Alumni Week is our opportunity to share our stories that make us strong and confident about our future. Help us all come together by updating your details.

Thank you for helping us navigate change. Our community makes our University.

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