Alumni, friends, industry partners, staff and students came together to celebrate at the 2013 Arts, Education and Law Gala Dinner and Awards Night on Friday, October 11.

Held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, the third annual dinner was attended by 240 guests.

ABC Radio National’s Paul Barclay hosted the night, with showcase performances from third-year Musical Theatre students and a stunning performance from Australian singer-songwriter Katie Noonan and her string quartet. Katie was the 2012 AEL Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.

Senior Sergeant Corey Allen took out the 2013 AEL Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award, while barrister Joshua Cream won the AEL outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year Award. Twenty-six alumni from across AEL were honoured for their achievements and successes as part of the evening’s celebration.

The dinner provided an excellent opportunity for AEL alumni to re-engage with each other and recognise the diversity of graduates’ achievements.