Awards

In 2009, the Downlands College Executive initiated the Past Student Awards as a way of reconnecting with past students and to acknowledge their successes and achievements since graduation.

Aligning with the MSC foundation of community and hospitality, nominations are called for past students who have demonstrated exceptional professional, personal, academic and/or research achievements and contributed to the community at local, state, national and/or international levels.

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Outstanding Past Student Award

This award is aimed at past students who have demonstrated a high level of achievement in their chosen field and/or service to the community (most likely with at least ten years of career experience).

Outstanding Young Achiever Past Student Award

This award is generally designed to reward past students who have achieved distinction in their chosen field and are aged 30 or younger.

Past Student Service Award

Building upon the MSC tradition of community, this award recognises a noteworthy past student who has lead or been involved in community organisations since graduation.

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Past Student Awards

NB. nominees for these awards are required to be an alumni from one of the classes ending in seven.

Nominations should include all contact details for both the nominator and the nominee.

For the Outstanding Past Student Award and the Outstanding Young Achiever Past Student Award, information is required about the nominee’s professional and personal development activities since graduation, their contribution within their chosen field and their involvement in the local, state, national and/or international community.

For the Past Student Service Award please provide a letter detailing community initiatives and activities which your nominee has lead or been involved with and/or details of how they have assisted the College since graduating.

Email nominations to: dpsa@downlands.qld.edu.au

Congratulations to our Outstanding Past Student Award Winners for 2016:

Outstanding Past Student Award - Brett Robinson (Class of 86)

Outstanding Past Student Service Award - Megan Lonerargan (Class of 92)

Outstanding Young Achiever Past Student Award - Ben Parkinson (Class of 99)

Congratulations to our Outstanding Past Student Award Winners for 2015:

Outstanding Past Student Award - Paul Beirne (Class of 64)

Outstanding Past Student Service Award - Loretta Bayliss (Class of 90)

Outstanding Young Achiever Past Student Award - Craig Wilkinson (Class of 05)

Congratulations to our Outstanding Past Student Award Winners for 2014:

Outstanding Past Student Award - Mark O'Shea (Class of 94)

Outstanding Past Student Service Award - John Harland (Class of 74)

Congratulations to our Outstanding Past Student Award Winners for 2013:

Outstanding Past Student Award - Mike Ahern AO (Class of 59)

Outstanding Past Student Award - Rosemary Williams OBE (Class of 86)

Outstanding Past Student Service Award - Barry Collis OAM (Class of 55)

Congratulations to our Outstanding Past Student Award Winners for 2012:

Outstanding Past Student Award - Jon McCormack (Class of 87)

Outstanding Past Student Service Award - Jack Duggan (Class of 61)

Outstanding Young Achiever Past Student Award - Danielle Sturgeon (Class of 02)

Congratulations to our Outstanding Past Student Award Winners for 2011:

Outstanding Past Student Award - Damian Scattini (Class of 81)

Outstanding Past Student Service Award - Kevin O'Neill (Class of 50)

Congratulations to our Outstanding Past Student Award Winners for 2010:

Outstanding Past Student Award - Sir Gerard Brennan AC KBE (Class of 45)

Congratulations to our Outstanding Past Student Award Winners for 2009:

Outstanding Past Student Award - Kevin Bourke OBE (Class of 39)

Outstanding Past Student Service Award - Daniel McSweeny (Class of 74)