Alumni Focus

ALUMNI FOCUS
 Pauline Wright – Professional Excellence

Pauline Wright – Professional Excellence

2020 Alumni Award Winner – Professional Excellence BA/LLB 1985 We often hear about sliding door moments, but when you’re on the threshold of university, and your life is opening up before you, the choices you make – or indeed, those that are thrust upon you – can have a lifelong impact. For Pauline Wright, a bright, creative student, the closing of the art school she had enrolled in ...

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 Angela Ng – International Achievement

Angela Ng – International Achievement

2020 Alumni Award Winner – International Achievement MBA 2003, MMgt 2002 From a young girl of 14 who had to give up school to support her family, to the head of a publicly listed company with 5,000 employees, Angela Wai Yung Ng has displayed a single focus to improve her life and that of her family through education, of which Macquarie University has played a part. And yet, eminently succ...

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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...