From not pulling punches to hitting the high notes

L to R clockwise: Daniel Boyd, Bianca Elmir, E.J. Beaton, Steve Skitmore, ALOÏSE. Image credits: Liz Ham, Dimitri Yianoulakis Photography, Julie Crisp, Steve Skitmore, ALOÏSE.
Thursday 9 May 2019

From boxing champions to artists, archaeologists to pop stars, our alumni are achieving spectacular success in a wide variety of fields. Here is a snapshot of some high-achieving alumni from the College of Arts and Social Sciences.

Congratulations to the following alumni for their impressive and diverse achievements:

Daniel Boyd for designing the sculpture For our Country for the Australian War Memorial to recognise the military service of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

ALOÏSE (BMus ’17) for reaching #1 on Triple J’s Unearthed Indie Charts and #2 on the Unearthed Overall Charts with her song Never thing

Sacha Jeffrey (BVA(Hons) ‘13, BA ‘13) for winning the $50,000 Muswellbrook Regional Art Prize in March for his painting Having Reached Utopia, It Was Then Time

Steve Skitmore (MArchSc (Adv) (Hons) ‘16), MArchSc ‘15) for leading archaeological work that resulted in heritage status for a historically significant Aboriginal campground in Griffith, ACT.

Bianca Elmir (BA ’08) for winning the Australia National Boxing Federation featherweight championship in April.

Two ANU School of Art & Design alumni, Dean Cross (BVA (Hons) ‘17) and Elena Papanikolakis (BVA (Hons) ’07), for being selected as finalists in the 10th annual John Fries Award.

E.J. Beaton (PhD ‘15), PhB(Hons) ‘09)for securing publication with Penguin Random House for her debut fantasy novel The Councilor. The novel, due to be published in 2021, was part of her PhD at ANU.

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