From June 2016 – Old Collegians….it is an honour
The St John’s Old Collegians’ Awards Breakfast, is a much anticipated annual event which celebrates the achievements of our past students and brings together the network of community members who support our College.
The Breakfast, held recently at Hillstone, St Lucia, allows St John’s to formally highlight the exceptional achievements of our graduates in many fields of endeavour, in tertiary study, professional life and in the community in which they live. From the earliest graduates in 2000 to the most recent in 2015, all our graduates strive to be well-educated, innovative, inspirational and compassionate people of influence in the communities in which they serve.
Our five awardees for 2016 were, Dr Jeevan Sivalingam (2000) for Excellence in the Workplace. Dr Sivalingam was the College inaugural Dux and has gone on to establish three dental practices in both Australia and the UK. Michael Reid (2009) for Academic Excellence is now living and work in Shenzhen China. Michael, amongst his many projects and achievements through the University of Queensland, now works as a Mechatronics Projects Leader for a start-up organisation HAX. The award for Outstanding Service to the Community went to Jasmin Pambid (2005). Jasmin’s background in community development was further enhanced after achieving a Bachelor of Social Science at UQ. She now dedicates her time and energy to making a difference to her local and international community. Awardee Courtney Nuttall (2010), after completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioural Science (Psychology) and Business (Finance Major) has remained actively engaged with St John’s and was awarded with Service to the College. Old Collegian of the Year, Zachary Raftery (2006) has achieved a Bachelor’s Degree, Psychological Science, a Masters in Counselling Psychology, is now completing his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and adding to this Zachary has worked tirelessly to establish the Old Collegians Association which he now Chairs.
The Awards honour fine examples of our graduates who continue to set high standards for themselves and the community.
It is with great confidence and enthusiasm that St John’s will continue to thrive well into the future with the focus being on the best educational outcomes for graduates.