Alumni Focus

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 Susanna Matters – Rising Star

Susanna Matters – Rising Star

  2020 Alumni Award Winner - Rising Star BA/DipEd 2013 Susanna Matters often tells how, as a young girl who wasn’t allowed a Barbie, she was instead given the Adventures of Vicky, a magazine that contained a doll on the cover. Every issue, a new outfit was attached, complete with an empowering message or profession for girls to engage in. The first issue, Vicky was dressed for an Afr...

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 Sally Begbie – Social Impact and Service

Sally Begbie – Social Impact and Service

2020 Alumni Award Winner – Social Impact and Service BA 1973 Softly spoken in her wisdom and tireless in her dedication, humanitarian, co-founder of Crossroads Foundation, and storyteller Sally Begbie AO helps people find their place in a world of need because, as she says, we all have a place in this world. With her husband and an army of volunteers beside her, multiplying the effect of he...

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 What’s up with Bryce Mills?

What’s up with Bryce Mills?

Genuine, amiable and the right kind of cheeky, triple j’s latest Breakfast host and MQ Media graduate Bryce Mills doesn’t just embody the maxim of following your dreams, he’s backed it up with hard work and persistence to make a high school ambition come true. There’s a great story doing the rounds of Bryce Mills declaring in a high school maths class that he was going to be a break...

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 Women who change the world – spotlight on Macquarie alumnae

Women who change the world – spotlight on Macquarie alumnae

To celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March 2021) we shine a spotlight on just some of our many notable and inspiring alumnae*. We are proud of their many and varied achievements across all industries and sectors. Dr Cathy P Foley, AO PSM (BSc (Hons)/DipEd 1981, PhD 1985) - Chief Scientist at CSIRO, Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley, CSIRO Chief Scientist has recently be...

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 Tim Robards – A helping hand

Tim Robards – A helping hand

You could be forgiven for making some assumptions about Dr Tim Robards (MChiro 2010). The star of The Bachelor and more recently Neighbours, he has the chiselled physique and Insta-worthy lifestyle that makes you think you know what to expect. But a Masters in Chiropractic from Macquarie University is just the start of the surprises in store from this boy from Newcastle. Little in life is t...

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 Adam Johnston – dreaming big

Adam Johnston – dreaming big

Alumnus Adam Johnston is an MQ law graduate and now PhD student. He was born with cerebral palsy and has spent his life in a wheelchair, but that is not what will define him. Investigating the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) so others with disability may live a better life is his work; leaving a bequest to MQ research so that others may lead a life free from physical disability is his ...