Andrew’s College Magazine
St Andrew’s Future –
The Harper Master Plan Residential Life Program SAC Foundation
Welcome to Blue & White, the new St Andrew’s College community magazine. In this new bi-annual magazine we will keep you updated on College life, alumni news and events, and the Alumni Society and Foundation communities.
Why Blue & White? While we look to the future, we are always keen to honour our heritage and the Scottish traditions on which the College was founded. Blue & White is a reference to St Andrew’s Cross – an Argent (white) saltire on the azure
In this first edition, we bring you up-to-date
(blue) field – but more importantly to our
on what’s been happening in College in
College crest. In 1964, Principal Rev Alan
2014. We look to the future with an overview
Dougan applied for a Grant of Arms from
of our strategic vision for the College and
the Lord Lyon King of Arms in Scotland.
an update of the Harper Master Plan. The
Our Grant of Arms describes the Ensigns
Senior Student, Alumni Society President and
Foundation Chairman also give us their news from the year.
Azure, a saltire engrailed Argent between four estoiles of six rays of the Second, and in the
Do you have news to share? If so, please
centre an open book proper, fore-edges and
contact us on the email address below and
we’ll publish it in future editions. We look forward to hearing from you.
And it is to this that we pay tribute with the name of our magazine.
Fiona McQueen Director of Advancement We always welcome your feedback. Please send us your comments and news to email@example.com. You can also stay up-to-date about College and update your details on our website.
next 17 D Impact of Giving
The Alumni Society is a tireless supporter of our current students and the Students’ Club. Each year the Society awards up to four Alumni Society Scholarships to senior students to recognise individual student leadership and contribution to the Students’ Club. Current Alumni Society President, Alex Rhydderch, and the Alumni Society Committee work with the Senior Student and Principal to identify each year’s recipients. While they are looking for leaders, Alex says they are also
Society Scholarship recipients Will Beaumont, Amelia Gilbert and Georgina Quigley with SACAS President Alex Rhydderch.
looking for, “those students, often third year and above, who actively help the College thrive
the contributions that many generous alumni
and prosper in one or more of the various and
make that fund these particular scholarships,
sometimes unexpected ways that can happen.”
sometimes year after year. Thank you.”
This year’s recipient, Georgina Quigley
This year’s recipients are 2012 Freshers Georgina
(fr 2012) is a keen participant in College life
Quigley, Will Beaumont and Amelia Gilbert.
working on a range of subcommittees, as an O-week mentor in 2013 and a Children’s Camp carer in 2013 and 2014. Her time at College culminated with her election as the 2014 Honorary Secretary of the Students’ Club. “I would not trade my 3 years here at St Andrew’s for anything,” says Georgina. “Moving from a small country town to attend
2014 Alumni Society Scholarship recipients Will Beaumont (fr 2012) Intercol Representative 2014. Studying Engineering/ Commerce, achievements include: Head of Set Construction DramSoc 2013, Rawson Athletics and Rowing and O Week mentor 2013–4.
university can be pretty daunting especially in
Amelia Gilbert (fr 2012) Intercol
terms of finding a place to live and people to
Representative 2014. Studying International
live with. Being offered a position at Andrew’s
& Global Studies, achievements include:
has made that transition so much easier for
Producer DramSoc 2013 and 2014, Rosebowl
me. Receiving a scholarship has been nothing
Soccer and O Week mentor 2014.
short of amazing and has made the biggest difference to my year.”
Georgina Quigley (fr 2012) Honorary Secretary 2014. Studying Agricultural Science,
The longstanding Scholarship is a result of the
achievements include: organising Drewtopia
collective support of St Andrew’s Alumni says
in 2013, O Week mentor 2013–4 and
Alex, “the Society Committee is very grateful for
Children’s Camp carer 2013–2014.
2 Chair of Council 3 From the Bird 4 Harper Master Plan 6 Residential Life Program 7 College Values 8 From the Senior Student 10 College Life 11 SAC Alumni Society Report 13 Alumni Reunions and Events 14 Queenâ€™s Birthday Honours 14 Alumni News 15 Obituaries 16 SAC Foundation Report 17 Impact of Giving
Jess Harper Catherine Romeo
Thanks to all our student photographers for their contribution to Blue & White. Blue & White is published twice a year by the College Advancement Team for the St Andrewâ€™s Community.
Creating St Strategic Vision
From the Chair of Council As a Council we have been discussing two opportunities to build on the success and traditions of the past: 1 Provide more talented students an
opportunity to be part of the St Andrew’s experience, without losing our collegiate
I feel fortunate to be Chair of Council at this
community. To help us fulfil this ambition,
time. The students, Principal and his team have
and under the leadership of our former Chair
fostered a community that many talented and
Robert Harper, we have launched the Harper
adventurous students want to join; we receive
Master Plan, which is in the final stages of
five times as many applications as available
approval with the Sydney City Council, see
places; our many celebrations are welcoming
page 4 for more details.
and fun, and the community takes great
pleasure in celebrating the success of others.
Offer more opportunities to talented
And there is much to celebrate: we have more
students who cannot afford to live at College.
Firsts than ever and an average mark of 70;
St Andrew’s has historically encouraged a
St Andrew’s continues to win the Rawson and Rosebowl Cups; and we have a talented group of performing artists, winning more Palladian competitions than ever before. More important than the passing success of competition, the students are continuing the tradition of leadership, fostering a culture of contribution and service. The Students’ Club continues to organise O-week, Intercol sport and Palladian competitions. Some students developed the St Andrew’s College Children’s Camp for children with special needs. Our founders, who drew on the values of the Scottish Enlightenment, would be proud.
continued on page 12
the Strategic Plan
Bird of Council. From his first act as Chair, turning the first sod for the Hanks Building in 2005, until the last, when he accepted the acclamation of Council and the naming of the Harper Master Plan, Rob led the Council through a period of
sustained and successful growth. College has been extremely favoured by their leadership.
We have experienced significant change in the
We welcomed our first female Vice Principal,
leadership of St Andrew’s this year. In February,
Hester Wilson, in addition to her role as
John Sergeant (fr 1983) retired after ten years
Director of Residential Life and Council
as Vice Principal. When I met him, I knew that
elected Charlie Taylor (fr 1982) as Chair of
this was a man who loves this place; from his
Council in July. We are looking forward to
policy work to his passionate advocacy on
working with both as we embark on the next
behalf of the College and its members, John’s
phase of our strategy.
deep affection for Andrew’s shone through. No Principal could have had a more loyal or devoted deputy. Council also farewelled Robert Harper (fr 1979) in July after nine years as Chair
We continue with our vision to develop responsible leaders who will make a positive difference to their communities. The Residential Life Program focuses on developing students’ academic and leadership talents and skills and we have extended our tutorial program to help students achieve the College’s required standard of a credit average (see page 6). We strive to create an inclusive community through our respectful relationships and pastoral care programs, and sport and culture continue to thrive at College: you can read more about our successes in the Senior Student’s report on page 8. Our values of leadership, friendship and tradition are at the core of everything we do. continued on page 12
4 Master Plan
The Council has developed the Harper Master Plan for the necessary infrastructure that supports the College’s vision to create a collegial community in which our students can develop the talents and skills that will enable them to be leaders in whichever field they choose.
Northern Buildings This will consist of a complex of two buildings including accommodation and health or higher education research facilities. The first building, within the College grounds, will provide accommodation for graduate students and
We have been working with Tanner Kibble
academic staff. This larger cohort of graduates
Denton Architects to develop an architectural
will allow the College to develop a diverse and
plan that will increase the College’s residential
vibrant Middle Common Room.
community to approximately 400 residents. Experience in Australia and overseas shows us that a community of this size will remain collegiate whilst also allowing us to give more students the benefit of a high quality university learning and living experience.
The College is currently negotiating a partnership with the University of Sydney to provide health or higher education research facilities in the building closest to Missenden Road (pictured opposite). This will not only provide the College with revenue that will
The plans for the Stage 1 Development
help secure our financial future, it will also
Application (DA) have been through an
deliver health-related services to the wider
extensive development process within the
community and support education and
Council’s Major Works Committee and it is
medical research. This will be done by some
expected that the DA will be approved by the
form of lease arrangement as the College
City of Sydney Council soon.
Council has declared that it will not be selling
The buildings that are under consideration as part of the Development Application include:
the Harper Master Plan Master Plan
â€œA key strength of the Harper Master Plan is that it complements the existing collegial community and campus structuresâ€? Thyne and Reid Buildings
experience many forms of learning. This
The Thyne and Reid Buildings will be joined
building, which will complete the South West
by a link along the Carillon Avenue boundary
corner quadrangle, will provide dedicated
that will provide additional undergraduate
learning and arts facilities to the College and
bedrooms, tutorial rooms, a gym and other
common spaces. In addition, three storeys will be added to the Reid building to provide ensuite rooms for senior students.
Council is now determining the order in which the plan will be implemented. In such an ambitious building program it is important
Learning and Performing Arts Building
to balance financial considerations with the
From tutorials that assist with university
This is a significant change to College and we
studies through to gaining insight into
look forward to sharing the Harper Master
other cultures and points of view through
Plan with you as it develops.
practicing art and engaging with new ideas, college life gives students the chance to
impact construction will have on residents.
You can read more about the Master Plan on our website www.standrewscollege.edu.au/master-plan/
Hester Wilson Vice Principal & Director of Residential Life
The mentor meets with the student regularly
Finding a job or continuing into further
to assist them to improve their academic
education after your first degree is becoming
performance; if this doesn’t happen despite
increasingly competitive. Many masters or PhD
this additional support or if the student
programs need a credit or distinction average
doesn’t participate in mentoring they may be
to gain entry. The quality of an applicant’s
asked to leave College.
degree is an important factor in obtaining employment in highly competitive graduate positions. Therefore in 2014, the College increased academic standards to an annual average mark of 60 and no subject fails. In 2015 this will rise to an average annual mark of 65 and no subject fails. Students not achieving this may be excluded from College at the end of semester. This change is generally well accepted by the students who understand the competitive employment world they will enter.
St Andrew’s has long had an intensive tutorial program for all students to assist them in achieving their academic goals. The program expands and changes in response to student demand and need. We offer individual and group subject tutorials, and academic writing and academic skills tutorials. Tutors may be residents, either postgraduates or gifted senior undergraduates, or they may be academics from the relevant faculty. In 2014 we appointed five non-residential Teaching Fellows – young
Our students have the capacity to succeed
academics – to tutor, mentor and give seminars
academically, however we understand that life
in their area of academic research.
events, other responsibilities or illness may impede academic success. Consequently our students’ individual circumstances are taken into account when deciding whether they can continue to reside at College. The question we ask is: ‘Is St Andrew’s the best place for this student to be to achieve their academic aims?’
Our students undertake a wide range of degrees from aeronautical engineering to music and science. We are pleased that we can support students academically and will continue to review and refine the program into the future. The academic program, within the Residential Life Program, is an integral part of College life
Students who are not performing well
that will continue to assist our residents to
academically and remain in College are placed
achieve academic rigour and success giving
on probation and supported by a mentor.
them a competitive edge into the future.
In a long-serving institution values evolve
as times change but retain a hard historic core. The ethical and intellectual base of St Andrew’s College came from the Scottish Enlightenment and the Presbyterian Church and was administered for 129 years by a series of ten Principals who were Presbyterian
ministers and by twelve Presbyterian Councillors, four of whom were ministers. The weight of Reformed churchmanship was well expressed in the Latin motto Christo, Ecclesiae, Litteris. Like all good mottoes, this is full of meanings beyond the bald translation ‘for Christ, for the church, for scholarship’. Christ, for example, is both the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith. When the College in 2014 enunciated its cardinal values, it chose to relate clusters of these values to the three elements of the 140-year-old motto.
subsuming, amplifying and transcending
But College is very aware that since 1998 its
the Christological and ecclesiological
Principal no longer must be a minister and
debates among Christian scholars over
that, although Principal and Councillors must
two millennia. The use of the motto as the
still be adherents of an appropriate Reformed
framework for the values recognises the
Christian church, the students who are the
ethical strength of the College’s Presbyterian
reason that College exists reflect a much
founders, but the values themselves
more eclectic society. From the genesis of St
recognise that the students of 2014 are far
Andrew’s, students of non-Christian faiths
more diverse, not least in their religious
or of no faith have been welcomed: the test
outlook, than the first residents in 1876.
which applies to the governing body has never applied to the students.
After an extensive consultation process, led by the Residential Life Committee, the Council
Accordingly, the three elements, Christo,
adopted the values in July this year.
Ecclesiae, Litteris, can be used to provide the
structure of a set of College values only by
8 Senior Student
Unfortunately we narrowly missed out on winning the Palladian Cup this year. The cultural competition went down to the wire and was decided at the final group drama event. We entered that event with a one point lead and
needed to “place” to prevent John’s or Women’s
beating us to the line. There were some stand-
The Students’ Club has enjoyed another very successful year and it’s been an honour and privilege to be a part of that. St Andrew’s has performed exceptionally in the competitive arenas of sport and the performing arts and has enjoyed a strong community oriented culture
out performances throughout the year including the solo instrumental, group instrumental and solo drama where we placed first. The Palladian competition continues to grow in stature amongst Intercol and I congratulate all our performers on their exceptional work this year.
over 2014. The men and women won their
Over and above the inter-college
respective sporting competitions and retained
competitions, what makes St Andrew’s
both the Rawson and Rosebowl Cups. As
such a unique and special place to live is
a result of strong first semester sporting
the inclusive community environment. It’s
performances, Andrew’s was able to achieve
the people you live with and the way you
a large lead in both competitions come half
interact with them that defines your time
way through second semester. This proved to
at College. We are lucky to have numerous
be very important when there were a number
moments when this sense of community is
of sports lost in second semester. I would like
heightened: like having the whole college
to congratulate all the athletes involved with
down on the side of the sports field cheering
bringing home the Rawson and Rosebowl Cups.
their team on, or sitting in the audience at
The countless hours spent training and the real
the instrumental performance in awe of
commitment shown from the College certainly
the talent on show, or simply being down
paid dividends and ensured our success in 2014.
in the Highlander Bar sharing a drink with friends. St Andrew’s continues to foster a positive living environment and encourages a balanced commitment to academic pursuit, sporting and cultural achievement and friendship. It’s been fantastic to have been a part of the Students’ Club over the last three years and I look forward to following the College’s successes in the future.
College Life House
St Andrew’s College
Elections for the 2015 House Committee were
In December, our College will again host the Sony
held on 13 October.
Foundation St Andrew’s College Children’s Camp.
Congratulations to Gemma Larkin, who has
The camp offers disabled children the opportunity
been elected the first female Senior Student of St Andrew’s College.
to experience a great range of activities including swimming, music sessions, dance groups, day trips, and arts and crafts. Every child is encouraged to make new friends, try something different, and gain a sense of independence.
Andrew’s students on a voluntary basis, and is the first to be held at an Australian residential college. Everyone involved in the camp is truly passionate about the program and the “I am thrilled to be elected as Senior Student for 2015. I look forward to continuing and building upon the hard work of our dedicated 2014 House Committee. I have no doubt that the team of talented individuals elected to welldeserved positions on the House Committee for
opportunity to make a positive impact on someone else’s life. The camp is at no expense to the children and their families, and each year our students endeavour to make it a better and more enjoyable experience for all those involved – be it children, parents and volunteers.
2015 will be incredibly supportive and hardworking in our endeavours to lead St Andrew’s College,” says Gemma. The College extends congratulations to all those elected for roles within the House Committee. Senior Student: Gemma Larkin Hon. Secretary: Rachael Dossetor Hon. Treasurer: Peter Hingston
HAT: Tom Sutcliffe
Female Intercol: Rosie Jeavons-Fellows
Male Intercol: Will Clayton Cultural: Angus Trenerry
Rosebowl: Maddy Rosser Rawson: Chris O’Donnell Social: Julian Nikolovski Alumni: Matthew Larkin
DramSoc 2014 Our College’s Dramatic Society recently held four performances of Dario Fo’s play Accidental Death of an Anarchist. Opening night was a great success with a sold out audience and enthusiastic feedback. The talented DramSoc cast and crew did a terrific job of producing this year’s event.
St Andrew’s has placed equal second overall in this year’s Palladian Cup. Our College was in it until the end, with terrific performances and an outstanding effort from all involved.
The camp is organised and executed by St
College Life St Andrew’s Wins
Kyol Blakeney Elected
Our College has won the Rawson Cup, Rosebowl
Third year student and
Rawson & Rosebowl
and University Cup for 2014.
Indigenous Scholar, Kyol
St Andrew’s has won the University Cup each
Blakeney, has been elected
year since it was first contested in 2012. This is
as the 87th President of
also our fifth consecutive Rawson win, and sixth
the University of Sydney
consecutive Rosebowl win.
The final point scores for each competition can
be found on our website.
He is the second Indigenous President of
the SRC, after Dr Heidi Norman in 1994. Kyol
lists mental health, affordable housing and the enrolment and retention of Indigenous students as key priorities for his presidency. The College is immensely proud of Kyol’s achievement and we look forward to following his progress as SRC President in 2015.
University & Schools Dinner The annual University & Schools Dinner was held on 22 May. Scholarship recipients, acknowledged for their academic and cultural achievements, received their awards from Ms Belinda Hutchinson AM, Chancellor of the University of Sydney.
This is an important event in the College
Andrew’s alumna Olivia Coleman (fr 2011) was
calendar, and provides a great opportunity for
awarded the St Andrew’s College Medal. During her
our students to invite university academic staff
time at St Andrew’s, Olivia contributed significantly
and school Heads and Principals to College.
to College life whilst maintaining a high academic
A list of scholarship recipients is available on
standard in her Medical Science studies.
with opportunities to extend their talents and
The College has launched the St Andrew’s Scholars program, open to new undergraduate students residing in St Andrew’s from 2015.
interests and to develop lives of meaning. The scholarships will provide financial support of $25,000 per annum and will be awarded for the duration of each student’s undergraduate degree, whilst they live in St Andrew’s.
The program seeks young people with the
Our Scholars will be exceptional young men and
capacity and commitment to realise their
women who will thrive academically, are engaged
potential to become leaders in the university,
in life and have the potential to make a significant
the nation and the world. The College will
positive contribution to College and, in the future,
provide students of outstanding abilities with
the wider community.
a residential environment that enhances
We look forward to introducing our inaugural St
their university experience, providing them
Andrew’s Scholars in 2015.
Congratulations to Brendan Pryke and his House Committee on a very successful year. One of the better ones, in particular for
what he and they achieved off the field in strengthening the reputation, systems and
The Young Alumni night was held on Friday 7
finances of the Club. Thank you to Carolyn
March 2014 with about 120 alumni attending
Harris, Treasurer, and Tim Sullivan, Alumni Liaison, who both need to be mentioned in despatches. This year, the Alumni Society conducted, or
the Imperial Hotel in Paddington, Sydney. Ten different fresher years were represented on the night. The Rugby Night was held on 5 June 2014. About 100 alumni (helped along with a $3000
will conduct, the following events or activities:
tab) watched the students beat St Paul’s
• we counselled the Students’ Club on a
convincingly 41 to 3, to win the Rawson Rugby
number of matters
• we awarded four Alumni Society scholarships
• the Alumni Society Careers Night • the Annual Rugby Reunion • the young Alumni event in March • the Annual Golf Day • the Annual Alumni Reunion Dinner I would like to acknowledge and thank the Committee members for their service this year: Cam Ireland (fr 1995) – Vice President
Cup outright. On 8 September 2014, over forty alumni and parents came to College to share their professional and business experiences as part of the Alumni Careers Night. The Society thanks all the alumni and parents who attended. (See more about the event on page 13) The reunion dinner will be on Saturday, 29 November 2014. The Principal has made available accommodation at the College. The Alumni Golf Day has now been booked at Moore Park Golf Club for 30 players at 1.30pm on Friday 28 November 2014.
Leesa Hamilton (fr 2006) – Secretary Lucas Smith (fr 2001) – Treasurer Don Nicol (fr 1984) Andrew Huckel (fr 1991) Chris Bayley (fr 1995) Adam Casselden (fr 1990) Jeremy Hoffman (fr 2003) Rebecca Craig (fr 2005) John Nash (fr 2005) Andrew Ross (fr 2002)
Alex Rhydderch and James Fagan
Creating St Andrew’s Future – the Strategic Plan
From the Chair of Council continued from page 2
diverse and representative community of students: over 50% of students are from rural and regional areas; we have six Indigenous scholars; but, now only 7% of students come from government schools. To achieve our vision to have a more diverse student community, this year we increased our scholarship and bursary funding from $300,000 to $500,000. Our financial strength has enabled us to increase this to $1 million
from 2015. We have launched our St Andrew’s Scholars program, which provides five merit scholarships worth $25,000 per year, to attract high achieving students. The remainder will support bursaries for students with financial need. This additional funding has already helped us significantly increase the quality and quantity of applicants, especially government schools. We thank all those who continue to support our College, and welcome your questions, input and support for these initiatives.
From the Bird continued from page 3
partnership with the University of Sydney for our first development of the Northern
The Council recently articulated and adopted
Buildings, see page 4. We are also looking
our values in a document prepared by
after our existing buildings and we are
Professor Ian Jack, page 7. These values are the
grateful to the Thyne Reid Foundation for
foundation of our strategy and our vision to
its generous support to refurbish the Lower
deliver the best residential college experience
Ground Floor of the Thyne Building. This
in Australia. I look forward to taking the journey
refurbishment is the first project of the Harper
with you to achieving that vision. We have continued to develop the Harper Master Plan and we are negotiating a
Master Plan and I look forward to showing you the results in the next edition of Blue & White in May 2015.
Annual Lunch On Friday 6 June, over 170 alumni and friends of the College gathered to celebrate sport and raise funds for the College’s Indigenous Scholarship Fund. Hosted by Sam Kekovich and featuring special guest Michael O’Loughlin, interviewed by Rodney Tubbs, our guests enjoyed an entertaining afternoon of live entertainment $25,000 for our Indigenous Scholarship. This Scholarship provides half-fee scholarships for three Indigenous Scholars.
Alumni Careers night
The Founders & Benefactors Service is a terrific
and parents came to College to share their
opportunity for the College and scholarship recipients to celebrate and give thanks to our College’s benefactors. On Monday 15 September scholarship recipients shared a formal meal with their Benefactors to show their appreciation, whilst giving them an insight into their studies and experiences at College. This event allows many Benefactors to meet their recipients for the first time and is a very rewarding and positive experience for all involved.
On Monday 8 September over forty alumni professional experiences with our students for our Alumni Careers Night. Organised by the SAC Alumni Society and Students’ Club, students had the chance to learn about the education and career paths of alumni and parents working in professions such as the Arts, Media, Engineering, Law and Agricultural Science. Our commerce students had the chance to learn about the business world from entrepreneurs, accountants and CEOs. The Alumni Careers Night is a terrific opportunity for our students to learn about the diverse array of career options available to them after they complete their degrees.
and wining and dining. The event raised over
14 Adam Casselden (fr 1991) and his wife Iona
St Andrew’s College would like to
are pleased to announce that Madeleine
extend its sincerest congratulations to
Casselden was born on 9 December 2013.
the following St Andrew’s community members who received the Queen’s
Nick Harrington (fr 2010) recently celebrated his inaugural Gala function for the Manjeri School Project, which raised $30,000 to support the Manjeri School in Uganda. Matthew Prowse (fr 2001) and Erin Bell (fr 2003) recently welcomed their first child, Eve Juliette Prowse, in June. Got news you’d like to share with the rest of the alumni community? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Birthday Honours in 2014. Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Marie Bashir AC CVO (Honorary Fellow of St Andrew’s College) For extraordinary and pre-eminent achievement and merit in service to the administration, public life, and people of New South Wales, to medicine, particularly as an advocate for improved mental health outcomes for the young, marginalised and disadvantaged, to international relations, through the promotion of collaborative health programs, and as a leader in tertiary education. Emeritus Professor Michael M Bryden
Are you a
AM (fr 1964) For significant service to veterinary science, and to education,
particularly in the field of animal anatomy,
The College would like to celebrate our
Mr Kenneth Keith OAM (fr 1973)
Fulbright Scholars with a new Honour Board to match our Rhodes Scholars’ Honour Board. We are currently working with the Australian-
as an academic and researcher. For service to the community of Parkes, and to local government.
American Fulbright Commission to identify
Mr Peter Stewart OAM (fr 1976)
St Andrew’s Fulbrights; however, we don’t
For service to the international
always have details about recipients first
community through the provision of eye
university and we don’t want to miss you! If you, or someone you know, has a received a Fulbright Scholarship, please let us know at email@example.com.
health programs. We would be delighted to hear from other members of the community who received an award but are not listed above. T +61 2 9565 7303
Obituaries 15 deaths in our community. Our sympathy is extended to the families of these alumni.
Richard William Boden AM (fr 1948) Richard William Boden (Dick) passed
Richard William Boden
away at the age of 84
Robert Edmund Dow
on 4 May this year
Peter Mervyn Elliott
after a short illness.
Adrian Geoffrey Finley
Peter Mervyn Elliott (fr 1948) Peter Mervyn Elliott was born in Cremorne on Boxing Day 1926. Peter attended The Scots College and, straight from school, joined the RAN before undertaking Medicine I at the University of Sydney. Whilst at College, Peter maintained good academic results and represented St Andrew’s in rugby and cricket, leading the team to Rawson victory in 1949 and 1951. Peter was elected Senior Student in 1952. Peter commenced his outstanding career as an obstetrician in 1952, first at the Royal Hospital for Women, then at Royal Prince Alfred. In 1954 Peter married Dr Jane Thompson, whose
Dick was born in Casino, NSW, and was a boarder at The Scots College from 1945–47. He studied Medicine at the University of Sydney, residing at St Andrew’s College becoming Senior Student in 1953. He was a member of the College Eight and an official of the University Rowing Club. Dick practised as a Consultant Physician in Wollongong from 1959 until he retired in the late 1990s, specialising in gastroenterology and cardiology. In 1988 he was awarded an AM for services to Medicine in Wollongong and the Illawarra region, the Wollongong Hospital and development of the Coronary Care Unit.
residence in The Women’s College had neatly
After his retirement, Dick and his wife Janet
coincided with his time at St Andrew’s.
lived at their property at Foxground on the
Peter was a member of the Alumni Society
south coast before moving back to Woollahra.
Committee, and a Councillor from 1973 until
Dick is survived by Janet, their four children
1984. From 1997 until his death he was an
and eleven grandchildren. His sons Richard
Honorary Fellow of the College in recognition
and John also resided at St Andrew’s College.
of his service as a Councillor. From Wayne Erickson’s eulogy
You can read full obituaries at www.standrewscollege. edu.au/alumni/celebrating-our-alumni/obituaries
The College has learned of the following
16 This year’s AGM saw the end of an era as we farewelled Richard Dougan (fr 1962) as Chairman of the Foundation. Resigning as Chairman to further pursue his business and travel interests, Richard was elected Chairman in 2011 after serving on Council from 1997 to 2010. The Principal and Foundation Deputy Chairman Andrew Murray both thanked
Richard Dougan, Andrew Murray and Robert Stitt enjoy a celebratory drink at this year’s AGM.
Richard for his tireless support for the College,
fundraising initiatives to support the College’s
including overseeing many successful Annual
strategic vision. With my election as Chairman
Lunches, which have raised over $150,000 for
in May and welcoming six new members of the
Indigenous Scholarships. I would like to add
Board of Management and a new Executive
my congratulations to Richard for his success
Officer, Fiona McQueen, in the past 18 months,
during his tenure as Chairman.
now is an opportune time to reflect upon
“provide the College with the fundraising support it requires”
and review the Foundation’s philanthropic efforts. With this in mind, the Board has appointed Ann Badger from Marts & Lundy to undertake a review of the Foundation’s structures to ensure that arrangements are
The Foundation continued to build on its
optimal for effective community engagement
success with the Annual Lunch. Celebrating
and successful fundraising and donor
AFL, this year guests were entertained by
Sam Kekovich and special guest Michael O’Loughlin. We raised over $25,000 for our Indigenous Scholarship, which provides half-fee scholarships for three Indigenous Scholars. Our thanks goes to our sponsors Ord Minnett Private Wealth, Mount Charlie Winery, Andrew’s Meats, RJ Goon & Sons and the Sydney Swans Football Club without whom this event would not have been such a success. Looking to the future, the College is preparing its next strategic plan and us finalising the Harper Master Plan. The Foundation Board of Management is keen to develop world-class
The study will provide the Board with a candid assessment of how to proceed with our philanthropic objectives to ensure that we are using global best practice to provide the College with the fundraising support it requires. Ann will present her final report early in 2015 and it will play an essential role in establishing our plans for the future. I look forward to sharing the findings of the Report with you in early 2015.
Niall Cairns For more information about the Foundation go to www.standrewscollege.edu.au/support-st-andrews/ foundation/
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