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2018 Alumni Award winners

Professor Address Malata

Professor Address Malata

Winner of the ECU Distinguished Alumni Award
Master of Nursing, 1997 and Doctor of Philosophy, 2005

Professor Address Malata is an inspirational leader in the global development of nursing and midwifery education, and in improving maternal health in Sub Saharan Africa. As the first Vice Chancellor of the Malawi University of Science and Technology, she is the first female to hold such a position in her country. By conferring its inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award on Professor Malata, ECU recognises her remarkable achievements in improving the quality of nursing and midwifery care in low resource setting countries such as Malawi; in addressing gender inequity; and in increasing women’s access to maternity services.

Dr Rachael Maza

Dr Rachael Maza

Winner of the ECU Community Alumni Award
Graduate Diploma of Performing Arts (Theatre), 1992 and Doctor of Performing Arts, 2019

Dr Rachael Maza is an award-winning actress, director, narrator, singer, Indigenous liaison advisor and acting coach. However it is her inspirational work as a leader, mentor and advocate for the national Indigenous performing arts industry that sets her apart and makes her a worthy winner of the 2018 ECU Community Alumni Award. Since 2009, Dr Maza has been the Artistic Director of Ilbijerri Theatre Company, Australia’s leading and longest-running Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander theatre company. Based in Victoria, Ilbijerri creates, presents and tours theatre that is creatively controlled by Indigenous artists. Through her work with Ilbijerri, Dr Maza fosters a relationship with First Nations artists and community that empowers Indigenous voices at all levels of the performing arts.

Dr Erasmus Norviewu-Mortty

Dr Erasmus Norviewu-Mortty

Winner of the ECU International Alumni Award
Doctor of Philosophy (Education), 2012

Dr Erasmus Norviewu-Mortty is a highly-qualified, globally-concerned scholar, practitioner and citizen – and a worthy recipient of the 2018  ECU International Alumni Award. Throughout his career, Dr Norviewu-Mortty has made significant contributions to education, on local, national and international levels. His doctoral research into the issues facing the inconsistent standards of education in his home country of Ghana won him ECU’s Lawrence McGrath Prize for outstanding scholarship. He then returned to his homeland, determined to improve the educational prospects of children in rural Ghana by setting up a tertiary teacher training school. As founder and principal of St Vincent College of Education, Dr Norviewu-Mortty has used the knowledge he gained at ECU to contribute back to his home country – and, more broadly, to global knowledge in his area of expertise.

Chloe Constantinides

Chloe Constantinides

Winner of the ECU Young Alumni Award
Bachelor of Communications, 2009 and Bachelor of Creative Industries, 2014

Chloe Constantinides is a successful young entrepreneur, business mentor, drone-flying instructor and runs her own cruelty-free beauty brand. In 2018 she won a prestigious 40under40 Award for her work as co-founder and director of digital agency, Dapper Apps. She is also a director at StartupWA, a non-profit organisation that helps aspiring entrepreneurs achieve their goals in the start-up world, and allows Chloe to channel her passion for enabling others to achieve change in the world through creativity and technology. Chloe’s diverse portfolio career is a result of her hard work and commitment to giving back. Chloe’s achievements have been recognised through numerous awards, now including the 2018 ECU Young Alumni Award.

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