Nominate An Outstanding PLC Old Collegian for 2021

The PLC Perth Inspiring Old Collegian Awards celebrate the diverse and outstanding achievements of our alumni and provide the opportunity to inspire others through their recognition.

Nearly 15,000 women, and some men, have had the privilege of a PLC Perth education helping many to make their mark in a suite of professions, businesses, communities and families.

Espousing the PLC values of Learning, Effort, Community, and Integrity, the contribution to the global community by our alumni brings honour to themselves and to our School. These awards recognise their achievements and contributions to society.

Award Categories

The PLC Perth Inspiring Old Collegian Awards are named in recognition of two outstanding Old Collegians and Western Australians who devoted their lives to improving the lives of others and giving back to the community.

Dr June Jones Award Criteria

Recognises Old Collegians whose professional or volunteer accomplishments demonstrate a significant positive impact – locally, nationally or internationally. As an inspirational role model, they have made a difference to the lives of others through their dedication in giving back to the community.

Dr June Jones biography

Dr Patricia Kailis Award Criteria (must be aged 40 or younger to be eligible)

This award celebrates achievement in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship for alumni aged 40 years and younger. It recognises women who are pioneers in their field or fields. The recipient demonstrates trail blazing endeavours across community or professional life and has made her mark on the world through her commitment to furthering the interests of her chosen area of expertise.

Dr Patricia Kailis biography

 

 

How To Nominate:

  1. Complete the Nomination Form (below). If you are nominating one alumnus in multiple categories, please complete a separate nomination form for each category.
  2. Provide a written statement (maximum of 500 words) detailing why the nominee deserves to be recognized and how they meet the criteria for the road.
  3. Nominations may also include supporting evidence: media clippings, electronic media footage, awards etc.
  4. Completed nominations must be received by 5.00 pm (WST) Friday 22 October 2021
  5. Any incomplete nominations, or nominations received after the closing deadline, will not be considered.
  6. The nominations will be considered by a judging panel comprising the PLC Principal, her nominee of a member of the PLC Senior Leadership Team or School Council; and the Old Collegians’ Association President or her nominee.

Nominations can be forwarded by filling out the nomination form online (also available in hard copy).

The deadline for nominations is: 5.00 pm (WST) Friday 22 October 2021

Hard copy nomination forms can be scanned and emailed to sascha.hill@plc.wa.edu.au or posted to:

PLC Perth Inspiring Old Collegian Awards
PLC Perth
PO Box 126
COTTESLOE WA 6911

2020 PLC Perth Inspiring Old Collegian Awards Winners

Donna Shepherd AM (1980)

During the 2020 Speech Night, two new awards, Dr June Jones Award and the Dr Patricia Kailis Award, were presented to Old Collegians.

The winner of the Dr June Jones Award, which recognises an Old Collegian whose accomplishments demonstrate a significant, positive impact – locally, nationally or internationally, is an inspirational role model and has made a difference to the lives of others through their dedication in giving back to the community, is Donna Shepherd AM (1980).

Donna is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors at World Vision International and Managing Director of Creating Communities Australia. She is a humanitarian, entrepreneur, and consultant. Her passion for social justice saw her move into international development, working with El Taller is Tunisia and lecturing international development in masters programmes in the United States, Ecuador and Australia.

As Chair of World Vision International, Donna has stewarded the organisation to strengthen its global footprint in the world’s most vulnerable communities and fragile contexts.

She also launched the ‘It takes a world to end violence against children’ campaign in Addis Ababa in 2017.

This year, she was made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to children through international humanitarian aid organisations.

Tamsin Venter (2008)

The winner of the Dr Patricia Kailis Award, which celebrates the achievement in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship for alumni aged 40 years and younger, was Tamsin Venter (2008).

Tamsin joined Shell as a graduate engineer and has been a trailblazer for women in Engineering at the company.

Her role has taken her all over the world, and in the past few years she has worked on the Prelude FLNG, the first project of its kind to develop the world’s largest floating structure and first ever floating LNG vessel.

In her role as a Mechanical Static Engineer, she has overseen the implementation of safety critical equipment testing programmes as well as advising on risk-related deferral of work.

Her most recent position as Reliability Engineer requires creativity and innovation for the FLNG, which is one of the most challenging oil and gas assets in the world.

She credits her education at PLC for giving her the confidence to perform at a high level in a technical role, as well as the ability to communicate effectively regarding highly complex concepts to a wide audience.