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 Tina McKenzie – tenacity personified

Tina McKenzie – tenacity personified

2019 Alumni Award Winner – Sport Bachelor of Arts with Diploma of Education, 2011 Three-time Paralympian athlete (wheelchair basketball) Elite athletes ahead of the game prepare for life after sport, but speaking to Tina McKenzie, you get the feeling that there is more to her, way more, than her sporting achievements ... Sure, Tina’s personal drive and ability to set and achieve goals ...

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 Joshua Ross – rebel with a cause

Joshua Ross – rebel with a cause

2019 Alumni Award Winner – Rising Star Bachelor of Applied Finance with Bachelor of Commerce, 2011 Co-founder and director of Humanitix You could say Joshua Ross likes to do things a little differently. But there is a method to his madness. And it has certainly worked for him so far – and Humanitix, the company he co-founded with best friend Adam McCurdie, which aims to end poverty, suffe...

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 Greg Mullins – fighting from the front line

Greg Mullins – fighting from the front line

2019 Alumni Award Winner - Public & Community Service Master of Management, 2000 Former Commissioner, Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) For those who are called to serve, retirement is rarely the end of the job. And for Greg Mullins AO AFSM, former Commissioner of Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW), who at the time of writing had just returned from fighting fires in Grafton and was heading to a burn...

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 Dharmica Mistry – making geeks chic

Dharmica Mistry – making geeks chic

2019 Alumni Award Winner - Medicine & Health Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Medicine, 2014 Chief Scientist, BCAL Diagnostics Dharmica Mistry would be the first to sing the praises of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), yet this young woman’s achievements in medicine and science – and let’s not forget business – are making people everywhere sit up and take notice. And her ...

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 From London to North Ryde – bringing communities together

From London to North Ryde – bringing communities together

Macquarie alumna and former resident of Dunmore Lang College, Melanie Barry (BA 1997, PCMgmt 1999) recently returned to her alma mater from London to run a creativity workshop. With a major in Politics and a further certificate in Management from MGSM, since 1998 in Sydney and London Mel has worked in communications and marketing in the environment and communities area of sustainability. ...

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 From high school drop out to high-achieving mentor – Jessica Sarkis Unleashed

From high school drop out to high-achieving mentor – Jessica Sarkis Unleashed

At 17, Jessica Sarkis (BA 2016) was living out of home as a high school drop-out and working three jobs to survive. By 22, she was university-educated and had launched and sold two successful companies. Today, Jessica regularly speaks at schools and is passionate about instilling a sense of self belief in young Australians. She is the Founder of ‘Unleash You’ - an innovative youth caree...