Celebrating our supporters

Thank you to each and every person who donates to La Trobe - your gifts help us to Make the Difference.

Recognising the generosity of our supporters is important to us. Read inspiring stories about donors and the change they are supporting below, as well as stories about some of our influential alumni.

Short courses to upskill the workforce

Graduate Certificates in Disability, Digital Health and Mental Health

“Please keep strong”: how La Trobe’s community has rallied behind students

Generous alumni, staff and friends of La Trobe have united to support students through our Student Crisis Appeal. Here, they share their messages of solidarity to students during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.

Why alumni like Michael leave a lasting legacy at La Trobe

For many alumni, a life-changing experience at La Trobe inspires a gift to the University in their Will. Discover what motivated alumnus Michael Hill to leave his legacy to future students passionate about sustainability

Thanks to you, La Trobe student Shannon will get through the COVID-19 crisis

With a blended family of nine and her husband’s work disappearing, La Trobe business student Shannon Smith was about to give up her university degree. Now, generous donors have given her the chance to realise her dream.

From campus to share house: 9 alumni tips for creating community where you live

La Trobe alumni Georgia and Kaity met while living on-campus seven years ago – and they're still housemates today! Discover their tips for building both a solid alumni friendship and a successful share house.

La Trobe wants to hear from you!

If you receive a call from (03) 9479 5072, be sure to answer it. One of our student or graduate callers will be on the other end of the line!

Streaming now: 7 on-demand TV shows made by La Trobe alumni

From factual TV to historical horror, streaming offers something for everyone. Discover the best binge-worthy shows available now, all made by La Trobe alumni.

La Trobe alumni among 2020 Australia Day Award recipients

Congratulations to all of our La Trobe alumni, and current and former staff members, who were recognised with an Australia Day Award this year.

5 inspiring lessons from Adam Phillips’ graduation speech

Alumnus Adam Phillips graduated from La Trobe at a time when car park seven was empty and email didn’t exist. He came back to campus to share the life lessons he’s learned as a global business leader.

Former La Trobe student honoured

Professor Paul Yip receives award for his suicide prevention work

What to read this summer: La Trobe alumni share their favourite books

Time travel and LGBQTI lived experiences, memory techniques and true crime clean-ups – La Trobe alumni present their pick of the best books for a summer break.

La Trobe honours Distinguished Alumni

Six distinguished La Trobe alumni celebrated

Alumni insight: behind the scenes in a prosthetics career

Meet three La Trobe alumni who are helping people with limb loss reclaim their freedom through cutting-edge prosthetics.

AFLW star inspires others

Carlton physiotherapist inspires others to pursue further study

Alumni insight: what it’s really like to work in aged care

Find out why La Trobe alumni adore their careers in aged care, as they take you behind some of the sector’s strongest stereotypes.

Ones to watch: 9 young guns in La Trobe’s alumni community

From an Australian champion swimmer and world record holder to an award-winning journalist, these nine go-getting La Trobe alumni are soaring from strength to strength – and they’re all under 35.

Generous Malaysian alumni support current students

The generosity of Malaysian-based alumni has created a lifelong impact for students like Jennifer.

Shah Rukh Khan Scholarship at La Trobe

Shah Rukh Khan La Trobe University PhD Scholarship announced

Vale Professor Agnes Heller

Alumna Agnes Heller (12 May 1929 – 19 July 2019) is one of the best known philosophers to emerge from the Eastern Bloc. In 1978, she emigrated to Melbourne, finding a home for her keen intellect at La Trobe.

10 La Trobe alumni eco-champions fighting for a sustainable future

What do a climate change expert, a botanist and an ethical fashion pioneer have in common? They’re part of an ever-growing group of La Trobe alumni who’ve dedicated their careers to protecting our environment.

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