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Old Collegians’ Awards

Thu, 27/07/2023Posted by:
(L-R) Isuka Muthumuni, Andy Xu, Mrs Maria McIvor - Principal, Mrs Emma Dawson - President of the Old Collegian Association, Raymond Merlano (Dad of Nathan Merlano's in his absence) and Tameika Anderson

Old Collegians’ Awards

The annual Old Collegians’ Awards is an opportunity for the St John’s community to celebrate and recognise the outstanding achievements of our People of Influence. On Thursday 27 July, St John’s Anglican College celebrated Foundation Day and its 30th Year as a College community. On this day Four Old Collegians were recognised and awarded for their success in the community, workplace, academia and dedicated commitment to their professional field for the 2023 Old Collegians’ Awards.

We are privileged to announce this year’s award winners;

Academic Excellence Award – Andy Xu (Class of 2012)

Andy was an international student who came to the International College with limited English. After his graduation from St John’s Anglican College in 2012, he undertook the challenge of studying a Bachelor of Accountancy, followed by a Masters of Applied Financial degree at QUT. Andy has achieved tremendous results since St John’s, soon after graduating University he relocated to Hong Kong and worked as an Analyst for the Research Department of an Investment Bank. He returned back to Brisbane and began working as Accountant for Mid-Tier Accounting firms and is currently working as Tax Accountant for Carbon Group – Practice Accountancy Firm. Andy recently achieved his goal of becoming a Certified Practising Accountant from the CPA of Australia.




Excellence in the Workplace Award – Nathan Merlano (Class of 2012)

Nathan graduated from St John’s Anglican College in 2012, he went onto study a Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Landscape Architecture. Nathan has since received numerous accolades in recognition of his high-quality work. In addition, he has worked on significant, city-shaping projects including Victoria Park Vision, Western Sydney Airport and Melbourne’s Box Hill Master Plan. Nathan was also the recipient of the 2022 Future Leader Award at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) Queensland Awards. Nathan continues his career at the award-winning LatStudios where he divides his time between Brisbane and Melbourne.





Service Award – Isuka Muthumuni (Class of 2021)

Isuka graduated from St John’s in 2021. He has embarked on a path that blends his passion for education, volunteer work, and creative pursuits. Fostering academic growth and personal development, by coaching and tutoring students through developing critical thinking, public speaking, and teamwork skills here at St John’s Anglican College. Isuka also contributes to the community through volunteering at the Inala Homework Club. By offering academic support to underprivileged students, striving to create an inclusive learning environment that empowers young minds and encourages a love for education.





Old Collegian of the Year – Principal’s Award – Tameika Anderson (Greenaway) (Class of 2008)

Tameika has proven herself to be a woman of substance, dedication, vision and kindness. She always wanted to be a psychologist with a focus on children and adolescents. She was completely committed to that path remaining focused and invested until she had achieved her dream. Graduating St John’s Anglican College in 2008, Tamieka went on to study a Bachelor of Psychological Science at UQ. She is now a practising Clinical Psychologist and founder of her own private practice. Tameika loves what she does and aside from her extensive education and impressive achievements in her field while gaining her qualifications, she has a genuine interest in those that come to her for help.

Congratulations to our 2023 award winners and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for our people of influence. #oldcollegian #peopleofinfluence

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