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Classnotes

1980s

Film director Ana Kokkinos (BA 1981, LLB 1983) saw her new much-talked-about film, The Book of Revelation, premier at this year's Melbourne International Film Festival.

After recently returning from the UK, John Oswald-Jacobs (BA 1983, LLB 1984) is now working as a barrister in Melbourne.

Andrew Parbury (MAdmin 1984) has worked in various management roles in the IT industry, specifically in project quality assurance and risk management areas.

After 15 years as a Senior Clinician, Lynn Mogi (BA 1985, BSocWk 1989) has launched her own private practice, Aged Care Consultancy.

Fran Reddan (BA(Hons) 1985, DipEd 1986, BEdSt 1990) has been appointed Principal at Mentone Girls Grammar.

Indigenous artist Judy Watson (GDArts(VisArts) 1987) has won one of Australia's most important contemporary art awards, the Clemenger prize for a series of artworks titled groundwater.

As Producer of Perth's ABC Classic FM, Shaun Rigney (BA 1988) has kept busy organising the composition of a chamber concerto featuring guitarist Slava Grigoryan.

I Nengah Sudipa (MA 1988) is Director of Language Diploma -- Teaching and Education Centres at Udayana University in Bali .

Ly Khoa De (BE 1988, GDipA 1992) owns his own passenger transport (road) company, Excellent Coaches, based in Victoria . The coaches travel to Sydney, Adelaide and the Gold Coast.

In between juggling life as a father of three, Dom Doyle (BBus(Mktg) 1989) has launched his own print management company, Impress Management Solutions, which offers its services to companies with large print spends.

Tuning in at the NAB

After leading technological change in the banking industry both in Australia and overseas for many years, Penelope Barr (BA 1989, GDipA(AusTour) 1990) is now Executive Manager of NABTV, the National Australia Bank's internal television station for staff and customers.

Ms Barr graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1989 and a Graduate Diploma of Australian Tourism in 1990. She also studied for two masters degrees at Harvard University.

Although she considered a career in tourism, Ms Barr realised the general skills she learned while at Monash had equipped her for work in a variety of industries including banking.

"Monash taught me necessary life skills, such as how to plan and succeed and how to balance work and life, as well as the importance of assuming personal accountability," she said.

Ms Barr manages a staff of 30 at NABTV, which runs five weekly programs via satellite to NAB branches and offices in 900 locations throughout Australia. She is also responsible for developing DVDs and television commercials.

Programs shown on NABTV include educational programs, product information, sponsorship updates, profit announcements, news, staff profiles, administrative tips and hints, and training and compliance updates.

-- Penny Rankin