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.

NGV director Tony Ellwood serves his community through art

La Trobe Bendigo alumnus Tony Ellwood AM shares his vision for audiences and art, and reveals how regional experiences have influenced how he runs the NGV.

Five iconic works in La Trobe’s Art Collection – and where to find them

Esteemed gallery director Karen Quinlan shares the University’s vision for public art in a cross-campus tour of La Trobe’s Art Collection.

Five reasons to join an alumni chapter or network in 2019

Joining a chapter or network is a great way to stay connected with your fellow alumni and the wider La Trobe community. Find out what's on offer in 2019 and why you should get involved.

Gloria's scholarship gives her confidence to drive social change

To pursue a career that holds meaning and aligns with your values can be a dream come true. Thanks to a generous scholarship, La Trobe social work student Gloria can now follow her dream.

Erica's scholarship helps her inspire young learners

Before receiving a Second Chance Scholarship, Erica’s dreams of becoming a teacher had been put on hold. Now, the La Trobe teaching student is helping young learners succeed.

La Trobe Distinguished Alumni Awards

Six La Trobe University alumni honoured

Meet alumnus Ben Carroll MP, advocate for Melbourne’s north-west

Meet alumnus Ben Carroll MP, advocate for Melbourne’s north-west

Adelaide on-screen: alumna Sophie Hyde directs a short series

Australian director and La Trobe alumna, Sophie Hyde, talks about her new ABC iview series and why home towns are more lovable once you’ve left them.

How photographer Rohan Hutchinson captured the Arctic in an art book

Visual arts alumnus Rohan Hutchinson reflects on his time at La Trobe, the rise of art book fairs and what it’s like to shoot in the Arctic.

Why you should embrace career twists and turns, according to an Australian children’s TV pioneer

Dr Patricia Edgar AM, La Trobe University alumna and Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, shares how a world-leading career in children’s television and media took her in unexpected and surprising directions.

Answer a student’s call this September

Our telethon program is your chance to reconnect with La Trobe.

How to lead 54 scientists to crack the koala’s genetic code

Join La Trobe alumna Professor Rebecca Johnson on her journey from PhD to Chief Scientist at the Australian Museum.

How a scholarship led Chevy to teach with compassion

Meet a La Trobe teaching alumnus who overcame homelessness to build an inspiring education career.

Keeping La Trobe in the family

For the Coles, attending La Trobe University is a family affair.

Tim Dunlop on teamwork, engineering and how to build regional Australia

Alumnus Tim Dunlop is a civil engineer with a regional purpose.

La Trobe nursing graduates in high demand in Mildura

For nursing graduate Tirzah Janssen, studying locally at La Trobe’s Mildura Campus came with an array of benefits.

Rural health ambassador Dr Amanda Kenny on regional connections

Alumnus Amanda Kenny’s story is a classic case of hard work meets opportunity.

Building a football career on and off the field

La Trobe University physiotherapy graduate Kerryn Harrington is carving out a multi-faceted career in football.

Dr Hannah MacDougall on training the body and mind

La Trobe alumna Dr Hannah Macdougall is blurring the lines between sport and academia.

Scholarship sparks academic career

The gift of a scholarship can benefit students for years to come.

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